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£1m community broadband scheme for Mull ‘in jeopardy’

sneil@obantimes.co.uk

MULL’S ‘groundbreaking’ project to bring superfast broadband to 1,600 homes in Argyll’s remote blackspots has descended into an ‘impossible mess’ after its contractor went bust, wasting four years of work and £1 million of taxpayers’ money.

Directors of the communityrun GigaPlus Argyll say the organisation is now in an ‘absurd’ situation where it is burdened with eight masts it cannot use, which will probably have to be removed at further public cost, after only two houses were ever connected.

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