Want better broadband?
“Our broadband is rubbish!”
… is a phrase we have heard a lot across Strathspey. If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it is that we all need access to better internet connectivity.
Working or studying at home, accessing essential information not to mention streaming movies and downloading your favourite box sets! And when you add in the fact the several members of the same family want or need to be online at the same time? Buffering galore.
We wanted to do something about it. And now we are: through 2020 and 2021, we invited people to register their interest – and hundreds did so.
Now our network is live, we are connecting customers and they are bowled over by the service being delivered …
This ‘registration of interest’ is a ‘no obligation’ step. By understanding the level of demand, we are able to plan and expand our network accordingly, creating a viable and sustainable solution for our community – supporting residents, businesses and organisations with gigabit-capable broadband. We strive to be different – not just looking at how we provide improved connectivity but also by delivering a network that will deliver community benefit … all at no more than you are paying today*.
Please complete all requested fields on the form below.
Compulsory fields*: we will need this information to work with the required partners on the project:
Your data …
The information shared through this online form will be added automatically to our GDPR-compliant database on MailChimp.
We will then be able to keep you informed via email on our plans, network development and service updates. We will also share news from time to time on our Facebook page.
Critical mass …
The provision of improved broadband is very much demand-led. Where we have critical mass – enough people, be they residents or business saying they want to proceed – then we will be able to deliver.
The map at the top of this page shows pins where people have registered: every time someone completes the form, it drops a pin to show their address location. The more pins in any one area, the better. If we can demonstrate the demand, we can work with partners and stakeholders to deliver what residents, businesses and organisations really need.
Will it cover my address?
We are offering our service across Strathspey. Grantown-on-Spey is our hub but we are already connecting people’s homes and businesses in other villages. Our plans are to reach and service …
Advie | Ballindalloch | Boat of Garten | Carrbridge
Coylumbridge | Cromdale | Craggan | Dava
Dulnain Bridge | Glenlivet | Nethy Bridge | Tomintoul | Tulloch
Gigabit capable: its the business!
What we’re now delivering is transformational. We know many businesses across Strathspey struggle with connectivity – even for items as basic as contactless payment systems. Our plans will ensure all those who want ultrafast connectivity can get it – to support existing businesses and to make the area an even more attractive destination for those considering start-ups or relocation.
Our pledge …
Unlike any national service provider, the offering proposed will work with local partners and community stakeholders to help deliver much-needed improvements in our area’s digital connectivity.
* We want to ensure that the services offered are financially viable: to that end, there’s a commitment that any broadband charges delivered will be no higher than those people are paying for the equivalent services offered by other providers. The added benefit? That customers signing up will be helping to support our town and surrounding catchment, not only delivering unrivaled connectivity, but also providing support for our wider community.
If you have any questions, please email us via this link.
We’ve spent more than two years on research and planning with the Grantown Society and other stakeholders, exploring how we might be able to deliver digital support to the town and surrounding area. It has been a long journey, but we are live and delivering – and will now build on what we have launched. A thank you to all who have believed in us and our plans.