Community Broadband Infrastructure in Scotland
HUBS or High-Speed Universal Broadband for Scotland assists the provision of high speed Internet access to communities in rural areas in Scotland. HUBS accomplishes this by providing infrastructure support and technical expertise to local community networks which are ultimately owned, constructed and maintained by the communities themselves. HUBS has assisted and is currently assisting about 20 communities across Scotland. HUBS provides the following
Advice on network planning
Equipment loan for pilot projects
Where possible, personal visits to establish feasibility
Technical help on network configuration and management
Please see howto pages for some ideas of what may involved in developing a community network. To contact us, please send e-mail to email@example.com.
HUBS is funded by the Carnegie University Trust and is a joint enterprise between the University of the Highlands and Islands, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Stirling.
HUBS grew out of the Tegola project, which is a testbed for research into rural broadband technology based at the University of Edinburgh.
14 Oct 2013
A report has just been released, written and subscribed to by people involved in community broadband, on what is needed to help the substantial fraction of rural Scotland not included in government plans for fast broadband.
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The European Commission has cleared the disbursement of public funds to telecommunications carriers (read BT) in order to construct network infrastructure in remote areas where it would otherwise not be eonomically feasible. The EU has placed a condition that bears directly on the ability of others to make use of this subsidised build.
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