Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Business Gateway are holding an event at the Community Centre on Wednesday 22nd August to promote next generation broadband which is arriving in Nairn and offer advice and guidance on internet access, cyber security, general IT issues and other matters that will be relevant to both businesses and members of the public alike.
Advice will be available on a whole range of topics, from accessing the internet for those currently unable to do so, right through to the low down on cyber security and data management from an expert from QinetiQ.
The BT Business Broadband Bus will also be available to offer advice to businesses on the potential benefits of the next generation of broadband.
BT will contact those businesses whose service is affected by this upgrade to see if they wish to attend .
HIE have details of the event on their website here.
It is a great boost for Nairn to be chosen as the first in Scotland to be upgraded to the next generation of broadband though, unfortunately, it only covers about 90% of the town.Remarkably the areas not being upgraded in this first stage include most of the High Street and the Business Park. Perhaps someone from BT attending the event will be able to explain the rather bizarre logic behind that decision.
If you want to check whether your business or home is included in the first phase of the programme, you can find out here.
In spite of the questions over the exclusion of some areas in the town , this event will be well worth attending and more details will be posted when we have them .