Wireless coverage is difficult to predict precisely, because of the vagaries of the terrain – but the map below shows where Arran Broadband provide service right now.
Machrie, Blackwaterfoot, Torbeg, Shiskine, Kilpatrick, Corriecravie, Sliddery, Lagg, Kilmory and Kildonan were the first areas to receive service - and we are now live in Lamlash and Whiting Bay too!
We have had such good feedback from the first people to be connected, that we are working on plans to extend coverage anti-clockwise around the island. Let us know if you are interested in receiving service in another part of the island outside of the immediate coverage area – the more people register their interest, the quicker we will come!
Are you in the coverage area and want to receive service?REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Why do we need better broadband?
The simple answer is that not everyone does need it – but if you do need it, you know why!
If you only use the Internet for the occasional email or modest surfing session, then the current very slow broadband may be just about adequate for your needs – and Arran Broadband is not very relevant to you.
If however you feel directly the difficulties and frustrations of being on the wrong side of the digital tracks, then Arran Broadband is for you!
Why is Arran Broadband going to be significantly better than what we have now?
The fact is that some parts of the world are just too difficult for the local telephone company to get to, when it comes to pushing high-speed data down long, and usually very old copper telephone lines – and Machrie and a lot of the west coast of Arran is one of those places. While Brodick, Lamlash and other towns and villages are already enjoying some of the benefits of BT’s superfast upgrade programme, it is fairly obvious that large parts of Machrie, Blackwaterfoot and the southern part of the island, as well as individual ‘not spots’ scattered throughout the island, have little chance of seeing real improvement any time soon from BT’s upgrade programme – despite BT’s best efforts.
Arran Broadway's approach is to apply some fresh thinking, and new technology, to the problem. Using a mixture of wireless technologies, Arran Broadband will deliver a range of broadband speeds, from 10Mbps to more than 50Mbps. More than enough to stream HDTV – Netflix, iPlayer or whatever – or to have the children and grandchildren to stay with all their tablets and smartphones, or to run your business.