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Ultrafast full-fibre broadband hits the Highlands

Highland Broadband are excited to bring the future of broadband to the Highlands region, rolling out ultrafast full-fibre broadband from October 2022. This cost-effective and reliable fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) service will mean that 5,000 premises across the region will gain access to broadband speeds that are unrivalled in the area. This week, you’ll see our friendly […]

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Lothian Broadband Helps Close the Scottish Fibre Gap with Turnkey Network from Adtran

We are proud to announce that we have chosen Adtran, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation multi-gigabit fibre access and fibre extension solutions to design and build a new core network for our end-to-end fibre broadband solution. The resulting multi-gigabit-capable fibre broadband network delivers voice, video and internet services to residents and businesses in underserved […]

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Gullane set for full-fibre broadband boost from Lothian Broadband

Lothian Broadband Networks (LBN), Scotland’s local ultrafast broadband internet service provider, has today announced (Friday, 8 July) ambitious plans to further expand its reach and investment within East Lothian and Midlothian by adding Gullane, East Linton and Pathhead to its XGS-PON network rollout plan for 2022. Gullane will be the next location with work on […]

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Lothian Broadband Networks (LBN) hits major growth milestone

Lothian Broadband Networks (LBN) today (Thursday, 19 May 2022) announced they are celebrating having exceeded 2000 active customers for the first time across their fibre and fixed wireless broadband networks in Scotland. This milestone comes as a result of LBN completing the build of their full fibre XGS-PON networks across Longniddry, Pencaitland and Gifford. Users […]

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BBC Springwatch broadcast live from our Highland Wireless connection

Highland Wireless, part of the LBN, have provided a custom solution at the idyllic Alladale Wilderness Reserve to allow the BBC production team of Springwatch 2021 to upload footage and have live communication during the live shows. The beautiful, rural location was no challenge for Highland Wireless broadband.   “Lockdown has demonstrated the universal need for a superfast broadband connection whether you […]

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Happy 10 years to Leuchie House

Leuchie House have been providing their personalised and expert care in North Berwick for 10 years. Providing short respite breaks and support for people with MS, who have had a stroke, or who are living with a number of other neurological conditions.   In 2019 Lothian Broadband provided a licensed link to Leuchie House to enable them to access superfast speeds. Supplying this has allowed Leuchie to advance the essential care to their residents whilst not letting their rural location limit them.  “Lothian […]

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    Worried about rising costs? We can help

    As energy bills and the ever-rising cost of living continues to be a source of stress for most of us, it’s only natural that we’re looking for ways to save money wherever we can. But did you know that you might be eligible to save money on your broadband costs? With our Social Tariff, you […]

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    How to stay safe online

    Access to the internet has opened up a world of entertainment, opportunity and social interaction for everyone – but unfortunately, it’s also opened up new avenues for scammers and criminals, too. The chances of being targeted by someone is thankfully relatively slim, and you can protect yourself and your family online even more by following […]

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    Full-fibre vs satellite broadband

    What’s the difference between full-fibre and satellite broadband? Building a full-fibre network is a challenging process – particularly in rural areas. This is why lots of rural areas receive their broadband through a satellite supply instead. As full-fibre makes its way to the more rural parts of the country, we thought it’d be helpful to […]

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    Fixed wireless or full-fibre broadband

    What’s the difference, and what should you choose? We’re working tirelessly to bring full-fibre broadband to rural towns and villages across Scotland, to help bridge the digital divide. Occasionally, we come across remote areas that can’t be connected to our full-fibre service – so in many cases we do our best to provide a fixed […]

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    How broadband keeps our farmers connected and singing

    When we think of fast and reliable broadband, our minds invariably head to cities, towns and suburbs. And yes, sadly it’s often in shorter supply when we move into more rural settings. However, a fast and stable broadband connection has become increasingly important to those working in agriculture as technology continues to play an ever-bigger […]

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    Understanding broadband speeds

    Distinguishing your FTTP from your FTTC, and your Mbps from your Gbps Do you find all the talk around broadband speeds confusing? Well, you’re not alone, so let us try and help. Broadband speeds are determined by a combination of factors including bandwidth, connection type, distance, congestion and service plan, to name a few. Once […]

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    Looking to break up with your broadband provider this Valentines Day

    Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s, Galentine’s or Palentine’s this February 14th, maybe it’s time to look at your key relationships and see who needs to stay and who needs to go. There’s no relationship able to cause more grief within the family than one with a lacklustre broadband provider. So if your household harmony is being […]

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    Top 5 tips for keeping our kids safe online

    Tuesday 6th February is Safer Internet Day 2024, an event promoting safe and positive internet use for children and young people across the UK. As a responsible Scottish broadband supplier, we want to do all we can to support our communities. So, to mark this occasion, we’ve outlined the top 5 ways we keep our […]

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    What’s the difference between internet, broadband and WiFi?

    The world of information technology can be a complex one, and with technology moving faster than most of us can keep up, it’s easy to get lost in what everything means. While we use the terms ‘internet’, ‘broadband’ and ‘WiFi’ on a daily basis, they’re often (incorrectly) used interchangeably. So what actually is the difference […]

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    How to improve internet speeds in your home

    Full-fibre broadband from Lothian & Highland Broadband delivers lightning-fast connectivity straight to your home. And since there are no copper cables on our fibre network, you won’t experience the drop in speed that comes with using copper cabling. Our network will provide your package speed right to the equipment we’ve installed in your home – […]

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    Ultrafast broadband finally arrives in Stirling Villages

    Over 3,400 homes and businesses in Stirling’s surrounding villages will see a much-needed transformation to their broadband access thanks to Lothian Broadband Network’s (LBN) rollout of ultrafast gigabit broadband.

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    2022 – what a year

    We don’t know about you, but 2022 has passed by in the blink of an eye! And what a year it’s been… While we only officially launched Highland Broadband in October this year, there was lots going on behind the scenes while we got ready to bring our ultrafast, full-fibre network to the Highlands. We […]

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    And the winner of the 8K TV is…

    Over the last few months, we’ve been running an exciting competition for you to get your hands on an amazing prize.  All you had to do was order PureFibre 900 or 900Mb Triple Play, get installed by the 21st December 2022 and we’d enter you into a prize draw to win a state-of-the-art QLED 8K […]

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  • What is the Gigabit Voucher Scheme, and how do you benefit

    As part of Project Gigabit, Building Digital UK (BDUK) has implemented a voucher scheme to help individuals in rural areas access gigabit-capable broadband speeds for the first time.   Traditionally, rural areas of the country have been left frustrated with little to no access to reliable and cost-effective internet. And in a world where even your […]

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    Full-fibre broadband: Everything you need to know

    Full-fibre broadband is coming to rural Scotland and we know lots of you can’t wait for it to arrive. To understand exactly why full-fibre is so exciting, let’s take a look at what’s involved and how it’s different from the broadband many people currently have.  Your broadband connection is a link between the local telephone […]

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  • The Best Xmas 2022 Gadgets

    With only a couple of weeks to go until the big day, plenty of people are still scrambling in the shops to get their Xmas shopping. And top of many people’s lists are some of the most exciting gadgets and tech for the home.  As technology advances, you might be surprised by how many of […]

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  • Highland Broadband: Our Story

    Over the last couple of months, you’ll have seen our friendly engineering teams working hard to build our ultrafast network in the streets of Alness. You also might have spotted our community liaison officer Claudette out and about visiting local groups and businesses – she was even at the Christmas street fayre the other week, […]

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    Broadband Boost as installation begins

    Work to bring ultrafast fibre broadband to the Highlands is just weeks away from being completed Highland Broadband is set to rollout a new service initially focusing on 5,000 premises in Alness, Easter Ross before the end of the year, digitally transforming connectivity in the area. The provider is a trading name of Lothian Broadband […]

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    Come and say hello at the Alness Christmas Street Fayre

    We’re getting into the Christmas spirit here at Highland Broadband, and what better way than a festive fayre? Head along to Alness High Street on Sunday 27th November from 2pm – 6pm where you’ll find a host of fun activities to bring some Christmas cheer. It’s a great opportunity to support local businesses by purchasing […]

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  • Get your Gigabit Voucher while you still can

    As part of Project Gigabit, Building Digital UK (BDUK) has implemented a voucher scheme to help individuals in rural areas access gigabit-capable broadband speeds for the first time. Traditionally, rural areas of the country have been left frustrated with little to no access to reliable and cost-effective internet. And in a world where even your […]

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  • What to expect when we’re in your area

    Our engineers have been hard at work building the network that’ll bring ultrafast broadband to your local community. But have you ever wondered what they’re doing when they’re in your area? If so, read on to find out what to expect when we’re building our full-fibre network. Planning the build Plenty of surveying and design […]

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  • Pathhead & East Linton – We’re Coming

    Lothian Broadband has broken ground in Pathhead & East Linton, bringing full-fibre ultrafast broadband to the area We’re excited to announce that soon, homes and businesses in the Pathhead & East Linton areas will have access to ultrafast broadband, delivering much-needed connectivity to these communities. Currently, work is underway building the network that will allow […]

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  • Meet Your Community Liaison Officer – Claudette

    If you’ve been out and about in the Alness area over the last couple of weeks, you’ve probably seen some of the Highland Broadband engineers hard at work, building the network ready to deliver ultrafast broadband to houses in your area. But they’re not the only Highland Broadband faces you’ll see in the local area. […]

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  • We’re recruiting in the Highlands

    Last week we announced the exciting news of the launch of Highland Broadband into the Highlands, where we plan to roll out ultrafast full-fibre broadband to the residents of Alness and beyond. And alongside that news comes the opportunity for some talented people to join our friendly engineering teams to support our expansion into the […]

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    Ultrafast full-fibre broadband hits the Highlands

    Highland Broadband are excited to bring the future of broadband to the Highlands region, rolling out ultrafast full-fibre broadband from October 2022. This cost-effective and reliable fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) service will mean that 5,000 premises across the region will gain access to broadband speeds that are unrivalled in the area. This week, you’ll see our friendly […]

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  • Lothian Broadband Helps Close the Scottish Fibre Gap with Turnkey Network from Adtran

    We are proud to announce that we have chosen Adtran, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation multi-gigabit fibre access and fibre extension solutions to design and build a new core network for our end-to-end fibre broadband solution. The resulting multi-gigabit-capable fibre broadband network delivers voice, video and internet services to residents and businesses in underserved […]

    Read More
  • Gullane set for full-fibre broadband boost from Lothian Broadband

    Lothian Broadband Networks (LBN), Scotland’s local ultrafast broadband internet service provider, has today announced (Friday, 8 July) ambitious plans to further expand its reach and investment within East Lothian and Midlothian by adding Gullane, East Linton and Pathhead to its XGS-PON network rollout plan for 2022. Gullane will be the next location with work on […]

    Read More
  • Lothian Broadband Networks (LBN) hits major growth milestone

    Lothian Broadband Networks (LBN) today (Thursday, 19 May 2022) announced they are celebrating having exceeded 2000 active customers for the first time across their fibre and fixed wireless broadband networks in Scotland. This milestone comes as a result of LBN completing the build of their full fibre XGS-PON networks across Longniddry, Pencaitland and Gifford. Users […]

    Read More
  • BBC Springwatch broadcast live from our Highland Wireless connection

    Highland Wireless, part of the LBN, have provided a custom solution at the idyllic Alladale Wilderness Reserve to allow the BBC production team of Springwatch 2021 to upload footage and have live communication during the live shows. The beautiful, rural location was no challenge for Highland Wireless broadband.   “Lockdown has demonstrated the universal need for a superfast broadband connection whether you […]

    Read More
  • Happy 10 years to Leuchie House

    Leuchie House have been providing their personalised and expert care in North Berwick for 10 years. Providing short respite breaks and support for people with MS, who have had a stroke, or who are living with a number of other neurological conditions.   In 2019 Lothian Broadband provided a licensed link to Leuchie House to enable them to access superfast speeds. Supplying this has allowed Leuchie to advance the essential care to their residents whilst not letting their rural location limit them.  “Lothian […]

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  • Have you heard about Whitekirk Hill

    Just outside North Berwick is a new contemporary destination. Serving delicious meals in the Orangery & Walled Terrace. Whitekirk Hill also plays host to a luxurious Spa, Gym, Pool and unique indoor play area. As a business they require a dedicated line. The licensed link Lothian Broadband provide enables a superfast connection ensuring their idyllic, […]

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  • Ultrafast Broadband for AgbioInvestor

    Lothian Broadband are very pleased to be able to provide AgbioInvestor with a PureFibre broadband connection. Being the leading source of global crop protection market information, AgbioInvestor require an exceptional broadband connection to provide this data as quickly and efficiently as possible. Lothian Broadband provides an Ultrafast PureFibre (FTTP) solution which has helped to offer […]

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  • FTTP Rollout to 50,000 Premises

    Fixed wireless and full-fibre ISP Lothian Broadband, which covers parts of East Lothian and Mid Lothian in rural Scotland, has today announced that they’re planning to accelerate growth through a “large-scale investment in fibre infrastructure” by deploying FTTP to 50,000 homes in communities where they already have a presence. Until recently, the provider was largely […]

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  • Top Tips for your Broadband this Christmas

    As with all broadband suppliers, at Lothian Broadband we are anticipating an increase in online traffic over the festive period. With new technology gifts and the increase in video calls between families this year, we want to make sure we were helping to improve every customers’ online experience.   We have therefore put together some “top tips” to help you get the most out […]

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  • Exciting times as Lothian Broadband acquires Highland Wireless

    We are very excited to share the news of our recent acquisition of rural broadband provider, Highland Wireless!   Highland Wireless is a wireless broadband operator serving the rural communities around central Sutherland and we are pleased to welcome Cameron Warren and his Highland Wireless team to join us at Lothian Broadband.   The acquisition is part of Lothian Broadband’s strategy to become the leading fixed wireless operator in Scotland.  As you may already know, we have invested in building pure fibre and […]

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  • Lothian Broadband win national Rural Impact Award

    The inaugural INCA Awards took place on Monday 5th November 2018 in London to celebrate the UK’s most innovative and inspirational alternative network providers (altnets) currently operating across the UK. Selected by a team of independent judges, Lothian Broadband won the Rural Impact award for the economic benefits a Superfast Broadband connection has given to […]

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