I am a new member to the forum, and have read a lot of information - for which I have been very grateful - thanks to all.
Our village has recently (2016) been upgraded to FTTC, with the highest reported bandwidth at around 20-25mb. There are a number of more rural properties (more than in the village, and I am one) that remain on quite ropey DLS connections - I have 6.5/0.5 (high latency) so not quite a not spot but my older neighbour is struggling with 1mb. We are approx 2-4km from the 'exchange' and we are on EO lines.
(For info: when people drive off the road in the winter they pull the lines down and OR/BT leave them lying on the ground and my own line runs across across a flood plain for about a mile)
We do fall within the 'Highlands and Islands Community Broadband Area' but our community council - which seems to have control over the relationship with that project is largely housed within the core village area - which seems to mean they are unwilling to commit community resources to achieving rural connections using local funds and in cohort with the OR community fibre scheme.
I don't entirely know what I am asking - except for ammunition! and is there a better way that we can find info?
If it's useful here is some real info:
https://imgur.com/a/1Hfd1 - BTW ADSL checker
https://imgur.com/a/tGB5u - info from Codelook
ML12 6QH - real postcode
WSBRO - our exchange
Living in a rural community