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GigaPlus Argyll founders as company winds up

ATTEMPTS have failed to save Mull’s ‘groundbreaking’ £1 million project to bring superfast broadband to 1,600 homes in Argyll’s remote blackspots after its contractor went bust in May.

The four-year-old scheme, aiming to bring superfast broadband to Mull, Iona, Lismore, Colonsay, Luing, Islay, Jura and the Craignish peninsula, was granted £988,000 from Community Broadband Scotland (CBS), with £700,000 spent so far.

GigaPlus Argyll’s (GPA) chosen contractor, AB Internet, went into voluntary administration in May, burdening GPA with eight masts on Mull it could not use, after only two houses were ever connected.

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