Fogwatt meeting called to discuss broadband in remote communities

A public meeting aimed at finding ways of bringing improved broadband services to rural communities in Moray is to be held next week.

The meeting at Fogwatt Community Hall being hosted by Moray MSP Richard Lochhead will be attended by the head of Community Broadband Scotland (CBS), Mark Tate, who will discuss how services to Mulben, Orton, Cabrach and Dunphail might be improved.

While a similar meeting was hosted by the MSP earlier this year involving the head of BT Scotland, Brendan Dick, to look at the rollout of superfast broadband in the area, that did not include the four communities as they are not currently part of any upgrade plans.

Mr Lochhead contacted CBS to learn if they were willing to work with rural communities in Moray in finding a way forward.

The MSP said: “I’m delighted that the Head of Community Broadband Scotland has agreed to meet with folk from Orton, Cabrach, Mulben and Dunphail to look at how he can help improve broadband connectivity in these communities.

“I am regularly contacted by constituents in rural communities about the poor broadband service they receive, and it’s clear to me that this is a very important issue in Moray.

“I would encourage anyone from these four communities who are affected by poor broadband to come along to Monday’s meeting to hear more about the options available to them and to have their say.”

“Community Broadband ScotIand has been working with several very rural communities in Scotland that are beyond the reach of traditional broadband technologies and they are already achieving successes.”

Local residents are invited to attend the meeting in Fogwatt Community Hall on Monday, June 23 at 7pm.

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