Ar­chaic Skip­ness broad­band

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Sir, I held a surgery in Skip­ness where I heard from and spoke to many about press­ing lo­cal is­sues. The need for a fit-for-pur­pose broad­band ser­vice was men­tioned time and time again, not just from in­di­vid­ual Skip­ness res­i­dents, for per­sonal use, but from lo­cal busi­nesses who are look­ing to grow and ex­pand. In some cases busi­nesses pay for up to four sep­a­rate phone lines, to have ba­sic lev­els of speed and func­tion­al­ity from a net­work which re­mains want­ing. Whether it be a com­mu­nity broad­band so­lu­tion or more di­rect fund­ing for bet­ter broad­band in­fra­struc­ture, from both BT Open­reach and cen­tral gov­ern­ment, one thing is cer­tain the sta­tus quo can­not con­tinue. For busi­nesses to re­main, move to and pros­per in the Kin­tyre and Is­lands ward and across Ar­gyll, the ar­chaic broad­band must be brought up to the same stan­dards en­joyed in ci­ties.

Alastair Red­man, Kin­tyre and the Is­lands ward, Port­na­haven, Is­lay.

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