Bute Community Broadband Group Officers 2016
Chairman : -
Kilchattan Bay Representatives:-
Kingarth/Wee Bay :-
Technical support: Malcolm Brew and Ed Tilsett
The Group needs the support of all who use, or would like to use broadband in Rural Bute. If you are not a member please contact a Committee member for more information and to keep updated on progress.
CLOSURE OF GROUP -
As many of you probably know I have sold my house and will be leaving Kilchattan Bay shortly. Now is an opportune moment to close down Bute Rural Community Broadband Group.
As far as I am aware everybody within the 1.5km limit that requires connection to the fibre network has been connected (I have not had any contact about any outstanding connections in the last month).
With regard to the connection of north end of village to cabinet 2 BT's latest update
in late April said :-
This is not a straight forward activity, and actually requires full service provider involvement – which we are currently planning.
Openreach have a provisional plan in place to commence migration from mid-
For complete clarity, once the migration is concluded – whilst service will be provided
from Cabinet 2 -
Hopefully this will start to happen soon!.
As agreed at the last AGM that the Group bank account should be closed down and the residue of BRCBG funds should be transferred to Kyles Community Broadband Group to help that Group in its desire to bring a decent broadband service to those on Bute who are without.
Kyles Community Broadband Group is currently assessing tenders for the installation of a broadband system to connect as many as possible of the white postcodes. To keep updated on progress see http://kcb.scot/
I have resigned as a Director of the Group. There will be a vacancy on the Group to represent Bute. For those currently without fibre broadband I urge one of you to become involved. Bute needs representation otherwise you will have to take what you are given. I have had to fight Bute's corner many times in the formulation of proposals and there is a continuing need as a supplier is selected and installation starts.
Thanks for all your help, I hope those that currently have fibre broadband hope the fight to get it has been worthwhile. I hope those that do not have a fibre service will soon get one.
All the best.
Chairman Bute Rural Community Broadband Group
KYLES OF BUTE COMMUNITY BROADBAND PROJECT
After a number of setbacks the Group now has a list of white postcodes which it can positively plan to service with support from Community Broadband Scotland. Of these eight are on Bute, while we would have preferred more, they allow us to go forward with a viable project. For those that are not in white postcodes,there will be some spread of coverage into adjoining postcodes and a second phase to cover the remainder of the area will follow.
For the latest information on the project go to http://kcb.scot
This website will be regularly updated with the latest news on the project
For more information e-
For more information contact Tom Cromack Email -