The Internet is a vital resource for local businesses and residents. Digital Scotland identify that high quality broadband access gives a huge boost to rural economies and digital media is redefining how we consume entertainment.
Thanks to the Stirling Leader Programme, the village hall provides a wi-fi hotspot for locals and visitors. Our mobile phone access from Vodaphone is also provided over broadband internet.
LOCH ARD COMMUNITY BROADBAND PROJECT
We are a community group based within your area who has expressed an interest in starting a community broadband project, with support from Community Broadband Scotland (CBS). We have been working on this project for the last 2.5 years and have finally arrived at a point where we can put the work out to tender and secure funding.
Currently, your postcode area will not benefit from the main Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme, which is rolling out fibre broadband across Scotland. However, working together with CBS, we are looking to find the best technical solution for our area to receive a better broadband service through an alternative method.
Who are CBS?
Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) is a Scottish Government initiative delivered by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), which supports rural and remote communities like ours to gain access to superfast broadband where fibre broadband is not being rolled out.
CBS works with communities across Scotland, offering them specialist advice and expertise as well as capital funding so that community-led broadband solutions can flourish, narrowing the digital divide.
If you have any questions about the questionnaire or the proposed community broadband project, please contact :