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Superfast installation provides Aberdeenshire resident with resilience

Monday, 04 April 2022

Scottish Government’s R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS) has enabled people in Aberdeenshire to access superfast broadband speeds.

Storm Arwen has affected many in the North East of Scotland, leaving people without electricity and making it difficult getting online.

Duncan, from Aberdeenshire was struggling with poor connectivity before receiving an R100 SBVS voucher, which has been life changing.

Poor connectivity

Duncan said: “I was originally connected on a copper wire but this had several issues. Most significantly, I experienced no connection for two months. We cancelled this and used a sim Wi-Fi unit – 4G coverage at the house was not great, it was okay for basic use but would buffer during Skype calls or streaming.

Value for money and excellent speeds

“When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, I started working from home and communication was difficult. Video calls, file transfers and syncs were chewing through my data allowance at significant cost. This was problematic as it prevented my wife completing her work, requiring her to undertake her internet related work in the evenings.

“The Caleycom installation was quick and was completed in a morning. The dish is unobtrusive and located on a worst weather prevailing wall. Speeds are excellent, the cost and value for money is also very good. Both my wife and I can now work on the internet at the same time. We don’t have any buffering issues while streaming and making video calls.

“The installation handled everything Storm Arwen threw at it, with the only interruptions being on the Caleycom end where back-up power caused them some problems. I can now work from home successfully and no longer have to commute on a daily basis. Having a superfast connection has made life a lot easier.”

Eligible homes and businesses can check their address on our online postcode checker and can find out what suppliers provide broadband services in their local area. Dependant on availability there could be different broadband solutions on offer including fixed wireless, fixed mobile, fibre or satellite options.

Find out more about the R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme.