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#ruralhour- Sharing Success Stories: Community Broadband Projects
July 14, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
next #ruralhour is an opportunity for projects who have successfully undergone the process of community broadband to be able to connect with projects who are thinking of or are undergoing that process now.
Date: Tuesday 14th July 2015
Locheilnet CIC- Connecting Communities: Locheilnet CiC, located near Fort William in Lochaber, is a community broadband provider. Nearing our second year in operation, we have created an infrastructure which is currently providing an affordable high speed internet connection to over 230 customers in areas where commercial providers could not offer such a service. Our network has been designed and built by community volunteers and a few contracted local installers, funded by various organisations, local as well as national, and is supported and maintained using skills from within the community.
Isle of Coll Telecoms- Community Telecoms Mast: The remoteness of the Isle of Coll meant there had never been mobile reception due to the mobile network operators not wanting to deploy their mobile services using their standard business models. Working in partnership with numerous stakeholders, SFT developed an innovative and sustainable solution using a community owned telecoms mast (funded by Scottish Government), now owned and maintained by Development Coll, with the mobile service supplied by Vodafone.
9.00: Welcome everyone for a special #ruralhour. We have @………, @………..,@……….. taking part in tonights #ruralconnected lets start by hearing from the projects themselves
9:03: Everyone else please introduce yourselves to these fab projects #ruralconnected
9:04: We will start by asking the projects a couple of questions then you are free to join in and ask your own #ruralconnected
9.05: Q1. Why did you start your project/ What need were you trying to meet? #ruralconnected
9.10: Q2. Once you decided to undertake the Project, what was the first step you took? #ruralconnected
9.15: Q3. How did you get other people involved in your project? #ruralconnected
9.20: Q4. What was the biggest barrier you faced and how did you overcome it? #ruralconnected
9.25: Q5. How has your project changed life for people in your local area? #ruralconnected
9.30: There is now an opportunity for anyone to ask questions and hopefully the projects will be able to help #ruralconnected
To find us on Twitter search for @ScotRuralParl.
To take part, search for #ruralconnected on Tuesday 14th July 2015 and respond to the questions we post, or conversations on the subject that other people start. Keep using #ruralhour with every tweet and refresh your #ruralhour search to make sure you see what other people are saying.
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