Loch Tay Internet is a high speed broadband service expected to be operating around much of Loch Tay by May 2015. The service will be run over radio waves rather than the traditional telephone line provision.
The service will be provided by ABInternet, contact David Tomlinson and will provide various speeds depending on subscription level. 50Mb download and 10Mb upload speeds are possible within the fair usage policy.
Loch Tay Internet was setup when Ardeonaig & Ardtalnaig Community Association found that they were in an area that may never get a regular high speed broadband service unless proactive action was taken. The new service will be brought in by radio waves and will not rely on telephone exchanges.
The Scottish government programme, Digital Scotland, aims to roll out high speed broadband throughout most of Scotland bu there are still remote rural areas where the population is small and it is unfeasible for broadband by fibre to be provided.
This service may also offer an alternative to the fibre optic based service expected to be going live by Summer 2015 in the Killin area. Unofficial sources have made it public that this service may only be available to one half of Killin at first due to the way the exchange was setup. This is yet to be confirmed by BT who seem to be tight lipped about the upgrade of the exchange.