Digital Connectivity

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Digital connectivity

Improving broadband connectivity

The last few years have seen considerable efforts undertaken to improve connectivity in Shetland, ensuring that the benefits of high speed broadband are delivered to local residents, businesses and organisations.

Shetland Islands Council has played a central role in this delivery, instigating both the Shetland Telecom Project (which delivered a fibre optic network stretching from the southernmost part of the mainland in Sumburgh to the oil and gas installations at Graven in the north mainland) and the North Isles Fibre Project (which extended the council’s fibre network to the islands of Yell and Unst, providing fibre connectivity to public sector buildings in the North Isles). These interventions have provided fibre connectivity to council and other public services, while also providing infrastructure that can be utilised for community and domestic connectivity.

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