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About GigaPlus Argyll

The Organisation

GigaPlus Argyll was established as a Community Benefit Society to bring a high quality broadband service to parts of the Isle of Mull, the islands of Iona, Lismore, Luing, and Colonsay, parts of Islay and Jura, and the Craignish peninsula, none of which areas were destined to be reached by the roll-out of BT's fibre optic programme.

The Scheme

With a major capital funding grant from Community Broadband Scotland, GigaPlus Argyll entered a contract in June 2015 with AB Internet for the design and construction of a wireless network which will provide access to Next Generation/Superfast Broadband for almost all houses and business premises throughout the postcode areas allocated by HIE. This contract also requires AB Internet to act as an Internet Service Provider for the initial seven years of network operation.

The initial network comprises some 40 transmitter masts, strategically located around the islands and nearby mainland, to provide optimal line-of-sight coverage to as many properties as possible. The network is connected to the national fibre optic system at Oban.

It is a condition of the public funding provided for the creation of the network that other Internet Service Providers are able to access the wireless infrastructure to offer their services to the areas covered by our network.

Coverage via Post Code Map

Click here to see a map that shows the proposed GigaPlus Argyll coverage. You can also check whether your post code is included by using the Post Code checker

Contact GigaPlus Argyll

You can telephone or e-mail the Project Manager, Richard Thorne, directly on 01680 812906 or Email.

Richard will normally respond to e-mails within two working days.

Register interest GigaPlus Argyll

By registering an interest you will enable us to determine where the demand lies, which may influence the future expansion of the network. You will be kept up to date with major developments, but you will not be spammed, nor will we pass your details to any third parties. Click to Register

Company Details

GigaPlus Argyll Ltd FCA registration number 7050 (link to company registration documents)

Registered Address: An Roth Community Enterprise Centre, Craignure, Isle of Mull PA65 6AY

Directors: Moray Finch – Chair, Tony Jeffree – Vice Chair, Julian Wormleighton – Secretary, Tim Dawson, Jane Menzies, Fiona Brown, Merlyn Edwards, Chris Baker