Community Broadband Scotland

Community Broadband Scotland

Project Planning

Now that you have an overview of your community’s requirements and resources you will be in a position to carry out or commission a full technical options review to help assess the right connectivity solution.
This stage will provide the required information to develop a viable business plan which will then form the basis of your application for capital assistance.

Key activities

  • Undertake or commission a technical options review
  • Investigate service delivery options (options for future proof broadband infrastructure & internet service provision)
  • Develop capital (infrastructure costs) and revenue (service delivery) financial projections
  • Determine/establish a suitable community body to take forward the project and to apply for CBS capital assistance.
  • Investigate appropriate permissions for infrastructure (planning permission, formal wayleave or tenancy agreements etc)

CBS Project Planning grant
CBS Stage 2: Project Planning grant of £7500 is available to allow communities to access the expertise they require to guide them through this stage.

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