Welcome broadband boost for Highlands businesses

Over 115,000 homes and businesses across the Highlands and Island have received a major boost through connection with superfast broadband.

New areas now seeing roll-out for the first time include locations in Shetland, Skye, Arran, Islay and Moray. Work is also due to begin over the next six months to add to the growing number of locations where services are live as part of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project.

It’s great to see the fibre cabinets coming through in more and more locations across the region. We are seeing increasingly smaller communities drawn in and are tackling some challenging geographies to reach people.

Stuart Robertson, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) Director of Digital

A large amount of business is dependent on having reliable access and connection to the Internet for research, advertising, selling, and communication. The introduction of superfast broadband will help Highland businesses to unlock new possibilities and efficiencies including, remote working, cloud computing and better customer relations.

It can be difficult for businesses to realise the value of such improvements and understand what options are available. Mercurytide are the experts in web-based solutions who have over 15 years’ experience in helping businesses maximise opportunities that arise.

To benefit from the faster connection speeds when they are available, residents and businesses need to sign up for a fibre service with their chosen provider, as upgrades aren’t automatic. Customers can find out if services are available on the checker at www.hie.co.uk/whereandwhen

To find out how your business can benefit from the broadband rollout and take advantage of this opportunity, please get in touch with one of our experts or simply fill in the form below.


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