Internet connectivity is an essential part of our everyday lives and the vast majority of business and households are broadband connected. Next Generation Broadband (NGB) requires a major investment in underlying infrastructure to support higher speeds, largely based on provision of fibre as opposed to legacy copper cabling.
Whilst the benefits of improved access are well known across all sectors of the business, public and residential communities, investment outside major urban areas is challenging to commercial providers and public sector investment comes into play. This is a complex area in terms of policy, state aid and commercial viability. FarrPoint consultants have been working in this field for over 10 years on strategy, procurement and implementation support.
Our experience covers both urban connected city projects, which seek to deliver higher speeds and wireless coverage in a challenging state aid landscape, through to rural community networks where we have many years of experience.
The increasing role of mobile in the delivery of internet access is also crucial and our consultants are working on projects to deliver WiFi and small cell technology to increase capacity and coverage, particularly in urban environments.
We are the leading independent broadband consultancy in Scotland where we have advised national and local government on broadband strategy, procurement and implementations.