Social tariffs are cheaper broadband contracts for those receiving means tested benefits, such as Pension Credit (the State Pension top-up for those on a low income). However, current take-up is low, with just 5.1% of eligible households using them, and Independent Age say that eligible older people are going without as a result.
Masts in Deerness and Burray have been erected and are now live to add to the coverage already in place in Orkney.
” I welcome the installation of 16 new subsea fibre cables under the Scottish Government R100 programme, which will improve the connectivity of island communities across the Highlands and Islands, not least Orkney.”
The survey is part of the Scottish Government R100 project .