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Connecting Communities Wirelessly

by Locheilnet CIC in Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom

£435

raised of £5,000 target

15

supporters
8% 18 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th October 2020 at 11:59pm

We want to help home workers, students and isolated people in rural areas to connect to the outside world via our out of the box internet.

by Locheilnet CIC in Fort William, Scotland, United Kingdom

A wee bit about Locheilnet

8 years ago, a traumatic event left our founder incapacitated. She lived in a rural area with no usable internet and decided to re-invent her life by finding an alternative broadband solution, not only for herself but for the people in her neighbourhood.

That little cluster quickly grew arms and legs and is now a successful network with 460 connected people.

Helped by a voluntary Board of Directors, contractors and dedicated volunteers our manager and network manager look after the customers and the health of the network.

The modest income from subscriptions pays for wages, repairs and upgrades to the existing network but there are still clusters of people who have yet to enter the 21st century and get a usable fast internet connection.

With Covid-19, the urgency to make this happen NOW has increased dramatically and this is where YOU can make a difference, by helping us quickly set up the necessary infrastructure.

Our idea
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We plan to erect  a mast and some relays which will allow us to get to a couple of those difficult to reach communities in the rural Lochaber area. This will allow families to see their loved ones online, vulnerable people to get online consultations from their healthcare workers, people to work from home, children to stay in touch with their class mates and tutors.

With the internet playing such an important role in the "new normal", we try to do whatever we can to help.

We want to bring a smile to someone's face!

The money raised will be used towards the groundwork costs of installing our mast and the smaller relays and getting several clusters of people connected :)

Why not help us achieve this? Donate as little as you can or as much as you want.

THANK YOU!


Let's make 'Connecting Communities Wirelessly' happen

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