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gt94sss2:

--- Quote ---The Scottish Government today announced that BT is their ONLY bidder for two of the three areas under the new £600m R100 (Reaching 100%) project, which originally (here) aspired to make “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks available to “every single premise in Scotland” by the end of 2021 (March 2022 financial).

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More at https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2019/10/scotland-pick-bt-for-part-of-600m-superfast-broadband-rollout.html

Also covered at https://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/8562-bt-only-bidder-in-2-out-of-3-scottish-r100-contract-areas
 

gt94sss2:
BT have also now been awarded Lot 1 of the Scotland R100 programme.

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2019/11/bt-scoop-lot-1-of-scotlands-r100-superfast-broadband-rollout.html

This is the one that would apply to Weaver's part of the world.

gt94sss2:
According to https://www.scotlandsuperfast.com/ Weaver will be getting a broadband upgrade, sometime in the next few years.

https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2021/09/progress-update-on-north-scotlands-r100-broadband-rollout.html

Weaver:
Do we think this is real? I’m assuming that unless it’s all a cop out and they say "just use 4G" it would mean BT would have to run fibre into Heasta and then hopefully put FTTP in, not FTTC, that would be madness.

I wonder if AA would be kind enough to track this for me, if I ask them really nicely?

gt94sss2:

--- Quote from: Weaver on September 03, 2021, 06:06:41 PM ---Do we think this is real? I’m assuming that unless it’s all a cop out and they say "just use 4G" it would mean BT would have to run fibre into Heasta and then hopefully put FTTP in, not FTTC, that would be madness.
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The checker says:


--- Quote ---A new superfast connection is being built in your area. It's part of the Scottish Government’s broadband improvement scheme.

Your connection will be delivered after the end of 2021. Based on the current engineering schedule your address is in scope to receive its superfast connection in 2025.
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So yes, I assume you will eventually be getting FTTP, its the only logical choice for your area as you say.

The FTTP Openreach checker for your address also says:


--- Quote ---We're sorry, our fibre products aren't available for you yet. However, we are starting to roll out our Ultrafast Full Fibre in your area.
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You can register your details with OR and they might be willing to share more information re: dates via email (though they might not have been estimated yet)

For a even more remote location (PH41 4PL) the checker only talks about offering a £5,000 voucher.

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