Published: 22nd Oct 2013
Villages around Loch Ness have not been included in the first stage of plans to improve broadband in the Scottish Highlands.
Drumnadrochit, Dores, Tomatin and the Glenurquhart have been omitted from the rollout of improved connections, which is being implemented by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and BT, despite being located close to one Scotland's biggest tourist attractions.
Graeme Ambrose, director of tourism organisation Destination Loch Ness, told the Inverness Courier he is disappointed with the news.
"Broadband around patches of Loch Ness is pretty appalling. It's pretty disappointing not to be included, given how important tourism is to the area," he stated.
Mr Ambrose said some parts of the region have to cope with speeds as slow as one Mbps and connections "could be much better" considering the number of visitors to the area each year.
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