Connected Communities, which delivers broadband services to parts of the Outer Hebrides, is to see a doubling of its capacity in the next three months.
HIE has secured additional off-island capacity in the BT telecommunications links between Stornoway and London. Because of capacity constraints Hebrides.net had recently suspended new orders to ensure that existing customer services were not affected. Anyone with an outstanding order for broadband can now arrange to have equipment installed so that they can be connected as soon as the service is upgraded.
The increase in capacity will also allow plans to upgrade customers to up to 2mbps, with additional options for business and higher capacity users. It is envisaged that the ISP will then be able to offer a wider range of services tailored to the residential and business user.