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Inverness business launches 'braw' new broadband service for city

By Calum MacLeod

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Allan McEwan of Cityfibre (left) and BrawBand managing director David Siegel of Highnet.
Allan McEwan of Cityfibre (left) and BrawBand managing director David Siegel of Highnet.

City residents are being promised their internet connection will be "braw" with the launch of a new full fibre broadband service across the Inverness.

Utilising CityFibre’s network, BrawBand is billed as "reliable ultrafast broadband with a Scottish twist", offering residential customers full fibre services across three speed tiers; 200Mbps, 500Mbps and 900Mbps.

BrawBand has been launched by award-winning Inverness based internet services provider (ISP) HighNet, which already uses CityFibre’s networks to provide ultra-fast connectivity to businesses.

BrawBand is the first consumer ISP to join CityFibre’s open access £14.5 million network in Inverness since construction began in June. Residents in the area can register their interest or sign up to services, with the first customers getting connected in January 2021.

BrawBand will be among the fastest broadband services available in the country, providing up to 1Gbps of bandwidth when both downloading and uploading. Currently, only around 16 per cent of the UK has access to full fibre.

BrawBand managing director David Siegel said: “We’re so excited to be putting the ‘Braw’ back into home broadband! For too long, people have had to make do with broadband services that rely on outdated copper cables.

"We’ve been powering businesses for nearly 30 years and now we’re bringing some of Scotland’s fastest and most reliable broadband services into the homes of the good people of Inverness. We’re not stopping there either and look forward to making Great Scottish BrawBand available to as much of Scotland as possible.”

Allan McEwan, city manager at CityFibre, added: “We’re delighted to welcome BrawBand and its Gigabit speed home broadband service onto our Inverness network. We’ve worked with HighNet for many years and we are really excited to see them apply their expertise and great reputation to the launch of residential full fibre broadband services. We can’t wait to see people across Inverness reaping the benefits of their ‘Braw’ Full Fibre connections.”

For more information about BrawBand and to find out if you can take a service yet, visit: www.brawband.co.uk/

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