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 Projects
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 Scotland Superfast Website
The Council are also interested in supporting Community projects with the view of help to fund and expedite connectivity plans. "Expressions of Interest" on Community projects should be sent to the contacts below. Consideration will be given to the proposed project through the Broadband Delivery Group. Any funding for projects will also involve discussions with Council officials and subsequent final ageeed funds and plans will be presented to the Finance and Economy Committee. The Council will help and advise Community projects should feasibility programmes be necessary and have a list of suppliers that can be contacted.
Main roll out programmes and technology alternatives.
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 excercise. Stirling is mainly included in the Central lot, however some parts are included in the North lot. The details of the programme commenced in early 2017, with the final tender awards due in December 2018. More information can be found below on mapping and coordinates titled R100.
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 below.
- Pre-Registered Packages Terms & Conditions v3.0
- Supplier Registration Terms & Conditions - Application Requirements
- 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
- 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
- 23rd October 2017
- 21st August 2017
- 20th July 2017
- 12th June 2017
- 2nd May 2017
- 8th March 2017
- 30th January 2017
- 21st December 2016
- 1st December 2016
- 18th November 2016
- 23rd September 2016
- 15th September 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 – were held:
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.
For more information see:
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