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    Sabhal Mor Ostaig is hosting a broadband conference on the isle of Skye, Scotland

    ... and they have better broadband than us here in rural Kent!

    Here's a short clip from BBC breakfast TV with Chris Conder (B4RN) telling it how it is. Communities self helping have a real opportunity to break from the commercial shackles of the decades that have created a rural divide in broadband services.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00zp6hf

    Things that need to be said (from a slide at the conference):

    1) Fast broadband is MORE important in rural communities than in urban ones
    2) Communities and small local businesses can build distribution at a fraction of the cost of centralised organisations
    3) Reliability is tantamount
    4) We don't need help on how to use the internet
    5) We don't need more surveys for demand
    6) We do need fast, cheap backhaul

    Enjoy,
    --Rob.
    PS: Lovely to hear some native Gaelic speakers in my own accent once in a while [SMILE]
    Last edited by RobL; 12-10-2012 at 12:48 PM.
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