Do you live in an area that has either no or unsatisfactory Broadband connectivity? If so we can help.
Current Community Broadband Projects in Stirling
- Balquhidder Community Broadband
- Killearn Community Broadband
- Kinlochard Community Broadband
Funding for Community Broadband
Stirling Council has funding available for communities that wish to seek alternative connectivity options or suppliers. Stirling Council also have a partnership with LEADER to support communities with funding. Funding is granted on an individual case basis and is subject to State Aid rules. Vouchers are still available to premises that receive under 2Mbps. Details and the criteria can be found at www.scotlandsuperfast.com
To find out more please contact Douglas Baillie.
Main roll out programmes and technology alternatives.
Listed below are brief details of the main rollout programmes.
The current DSSB (Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband) programme is due to end on March 2018. The residual money from the programme is now being invested in the "Gainshare" programme and will run until December 2018. This will still leave many rural communities without connectivity. Contact Douglas Baillie to get an update on what developments are affecting your rural area in Stirling and what the Council are doing to support rural communities.
Alternatives to Fibre technology include Wireless, Satellite and Whitespace.
In addition to the aforementioned programmes the new R100 (Reaching 100%) programme is presently live and fluid. This is expected to deliver 30Mbps to every premises in Scotland by 2021. The country has been split into 3 areas North, Central and South for the purposes of the procurement excersise. The details of the programme commenced in early 2017, with the final tender awards due in December 2018.
LFFN November 2017
The UK government has made available £200m to help extend the fibre networks. This involves the possible use of Council owned properties. Stirling Council have submitted and Expression of Interest and will submit their full application in January 2018. Further details can be found in one of the links below.
- R100 Diagram 2017
- STEP Drymen Update October 2017
- Stirling Council update Sept 2017
- 4G Infill August 2017
- R100 CBS workshop July 2017
- Update Council July 2017
- Ben Gullipen Tender June 2016
- Gainshare LA Update April 2017
- Port of Menteith Pres March 2017
- Fintry Pres March 2017
- Killearn Village Hall Pres March 2017
- EE Stirling Council Update Jan 2017
- InternetAnywhere Pres Dec 2016 Balfron
- SAPC Stirling June 2016
- Scottish Govt June 2016
- 19th August 2016
- 9th August 2016
- 14th July 2016
- 9th June 2016
- 25th May 2016
- 18th May 2016
- 9th May 2016
Roadshows and presentations.
Broadband Suppliers Roadshow –
15 June, 2016 at "Inn at Kippen"
7th December 2016 at Balfron secondary school.
The Suppliers who attended were BT, Briskona, 802Works, ABInternet, InternetAnywhere and Simply Solutions. Advisory organisations who attended were Digital Scotland, Community Broadband Scotland and Stirling Council. If you feel your community would benefit from a Roadshow or presentation please contact Douglas Baillie.
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