The SNP / Labour Administration on Stirling Council has formally disbanded the Broadband Delivery Group (BDG), following complaints raised about the conduct of the Chair, Tory Councillor Jeremy McDonald.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has launched a consultation with rural communities across the Stirling area on access to 4G mobile internet services.
Rural Stirling On Track For 100% Rollout By 2021
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has welcomed the Scottish Government’s recent announcement of £600 million over the remainder of this parliament for the rollout of superfast broadband.
The Stirling area is benefiting from increased roll-out of superfast broadband because of decisive Scottish Government action.
Superfast broadband coverage in Stirling prior to the SNP Scottish Government’s intervention through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme was at 59%. Recent figures show that following Scottish Government action, the percentage of premises with access to fibre broadband in the Stirling constituency is 89.7% – and puts Scotland well on course to meet the 100% coverage target by 2021.
Local MSP Bruce Crawford has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Connectivity, calling for a re-examination of Digital Scotland’s ruling that Brig O’Turk will not benefit from Gainshare funding to install superfast broadband.