Superfast fibre broadband has arrived far more quickly than expected in North Tolsta.

The two cabinets for North Tolsta are now live and are taking orders. A BT spokesperson said:  "Word seems to be spreading well.  We are grateful to our partners on the project BT Openreach for pushing along the cabinets quickly.  HIE's Donnie Morrison has stickered both cabinets to ensure people are aware."


The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) project brings together BT and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, as well as the Scottish and UK Governments.

Overall, the progress in the Highlands and Islands now shows: 

Moray – including commercial coverage more than 36,000 premises – 80% coverage

Highland – including commercial coverage of 82,000 premises – 68% coverage

Shetland – almost 6,000 premises – 51% coverage

Orkney – more than 5,000 premises – 45% coverage

Argyll and Bute – including commercial coverage more than 21,000 premises – 43%

Outer Hebrides – more than 4,800 premises – 31% coverage