Have Any Other Communities Done This?

Yes. Many communities across the UK have set up successful systems. Examples include:

  • The fastest and most reliable service in the UK bar none is provided by a community organisation called B4RN in Lancashire. They deliver 1Gbps as standard, and with no public funding to date.
  • In Scotland, the Marykirk project (another project with no public funding) shows what can be achieved with low-cost wireless systems in rural areas, delivering fast reliable services.
  • Community Broadband Scotland supported the Argyll Gigaplus project  which is delivering services to the islands of Mull, Islay, Jura and Colonsay


You can look at these projects to see how they’ve tackled it by clicking on these links below:


It absolutely can be done!