The three-person team – funded by the Aberdeen City Region Deal – are available to provide advice, guidance and support in using various programs to achieve super-fast broadband (30Mbps).
The Scottish Government’s Reaching 100% (R100) scheme will ensure that every local in Scotland will have access to super-fast broadband by the end of March 2022, and the Digital Engagement team is committed to supporting every resident of the North -Is in this trip.
The team also works closely with local and national telecom operators to develop the best solutions for each region of Aberdeenshire. With access to property-level data on connectivity, the digital engagement team can ensure all options are explored for every location in the region, which could mean full fiber broadband , fixed wireless broadband, satellite broadband or mobile broadband.
Current plans mean that 16,055 premises in Aberdeenshire will be connected to full fiber broadband until the end of 2027. To receive superfast broadband now, each of these properties has a £400 interim voucher, as part of R100, to obtain a temporary, ultra-fast broadband solution while waiting for their full fiber installation.
These vouchers must be used before March 31, 2022.
Cllr Peter Argyle, Chairman of the Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, said: “In the digital age, it is essential that our residents and businesses have access to superfast broadband and our engagement team will do their utmost to to help communities identify the solutions that work best for them. We have nearly 16,000 properties awaiting full fiber broadband installation by 2027, so there is clearly a need to install interim packages using the vouchers which are to be used by the end of the month Of March. I encourage anyone in this position to contact our team urgently. »