Scottish council provides high speed residential broadband to public

Scotland's Renfrewshire Council has implemented a wide area wireless network as part of its digital inclusion project to provide citizens with residential high speed broadband.

Scotland's Renfrewshire Council has implemented a wide area wireless network as part of its digital inclusion project to provide citizens with residential high speed broadband.

The network is designed to provide wireless internet cover over an area of five square kilometres.

The Renfrewshire Council chose the Proxim Wireless system from Scottish integration company CXS because it could provide the internet access the council required at 10% of the cost of competing proposals using wired systems.

CXS said they had proposed the Proxim system because it was most suited to the Renfrewshire environment and delivered the best results of all the wireless systems that were tested.

The network was deployed using 70 Proxim access points, 25 wireless links, and a 30Mbps wireless connection over 12km to Shortroods at Glasgow Airport to provide internet access to 2,600 households in Renfrewshire.

Gordon Giles, Renfrewshire digital inclusion manager said, "I am not aware of many other initiatives in the UK that provide wireless and mesh broadband into residential homes to allow social inclusion."




Read more on Wireless networking

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close