Highlands & Islands

Internet speed tests for east Sutherland and Edderton

The Highlands is to be used as a test location for the development of lower cost technology to speed up internet access in rural areas.

The UK government has delayed the roll out of 2 megabits per second broadband because of a lack of funds.

Broadband companies have met with politicians and civil servants in London to discuss ways of finding cheaper alternatives.

East Sutherland and Edderton is among areas where test projects will run.

Development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) was involved in the London talks.

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