Connected Communities - Broadband in the Western Isles
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The 'Connected Communities' Network delivers Wholesale connectivity to Communication Providers and Public Sector Organisation across the Western Isles of Scotland.


case studies Carol's workstation is connected using a wireless hub

Council Archaeologists - Achmore

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Carol Knott is one of the Councils' Archaeologists and has recently moved into a satellite office in the Old School at Achmore. The Connected Communities Broadband service was already working when she moved in and she said: "It's been wonderfully fast. I used to work from home using a slow dial-up connection and this system gives me a lot of benefits. I don't have to worry about tying up the phone line if I go online, or choosing between suing the Internet and making calls. The speed of the connection is essential for my work as we produce a lot of interpretation material for the islands' archaeological sites. This means sending and receiving large images and files from colleagues and designer both on and off the islands, which used to be a very slow process. The connection is so fast that I can have immediate responses to emails from my colleagues in other sites. We're working on getting our primary records database of 11,500 Western Isles archaeological sites available so that our own staff and the public can have access to it online instead of having to come into the office. That's another project we couln't do without broadband."

case studies View from office across Harris mountians

The recently refurbished office environment is a great place to work with plenty of space and rural setting, but it couldn't have been used without a fast broadband connection. The use of a wireless hub means that internal data cabling is kept to a minimum and workstations can be easily moved around.


Highlands and Islands Enterprise Western Isles Council Western Isles NHS Board Scottish Executive Project part financed by the European Union
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