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General Description

Over the last 12 months we have established a terrestrial wireless broadband service for the Isle of Eigg, which is acting as a pilot project for the wider roll-out over all the Small Isles (Rum, Muck & Canna).  Our network is capable of speeds in excess of 50Mbps, but until such backhaul is available on the mainland, we have to settle for the best available option of 8Mbps from the BT network.

There are currently 4 nodes in our network – Arisaig (the point of backhaul), Eigg Sgurr (main distribution node), Eigg Pier (distribution to properties on the south east of the island, and Cleadale (distribution to properties in Cuagach & Laig).  See the diagram.

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