Thursday, 2 May 2013


The word 'fastness' has several meanings, but two that apply here are 'a remote, secluded and secure place' and 'speed'. West Burrafirth, on Shetland Mainland, is a small settlement approached by a long, well-surfaced road and the terminal of the ferry for Papa Stour. Yesterday saw the official opening of some of the highest-speed broadband connections avilable to the public in the UK. How this somewhat freak of a service, available to the seven houses in the community, happened is outlined in Shetland News.

Scottish Islands Explorer - keen, but not up to 25 megabits per second

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