Public meeting on Bute rural broadband

The current and future prospects for faster broadband in rural parts of Bute, including Kilchattan Bay, will be discussed at a public meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7pm.
The current and future prospects for faster broadband in rural parts of Bute, including Kilchattan Bay, will be discussed at a public meeting on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7pm.

A public meeting to update residents in rural areas of Bute on the progress - or otherwise - of next generation broadband will be held on the island later this month.

The meeting has been organised by the Bute Rural Community Broadband Group, which was set up in September 2013 following a meeting of some 50 local residents keen to vent their frustration at the poor quality of broadband services in rural parts of the island, particularly Kingarth and Kilchattan Bay.

Guest speakers at the meeting, being held at the Kingarth Hotel on Wednesday, October 22 at 7.30pm, will be Stuart Robertson, director of Digital Highlands and Islands, who will give an update on progress with the delivery of next generation broadband to the Highlands and Islands (including Bute), and Margaret Shields of the Colintraive and Glendaruel Development Trust, who are developing an improved broadband service for their area.