Most communities' first experience of the internet was through a dial-
The theory of this was good, with a bandwidth of 2Mb, and each consumer generally limited to 750kb. However in practice it was beset by problems, particularly in places like Eigg which did not at the time have a centralised electricity supply. Each house had its own small diesel generator, and many also had a battery/ inverter system to give longer hours of power for less generator hours. The wireless network had several relay points to extend the system across the island, and these were powered by the electricity supply at the nearest house.