Stirling’s MSP, Bruce Crawford, attended the official launch of the Balquhidder Community Broadband (BCB) project at the end of last week.


BCB’s hyper-fast broadband service went live last week – with download speeds of up to 1Gbps.


Current super-fast speeds are defined by the European Union as being at least 24Mbps.


Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:


“It is the hard graft of the Balquhidder Community Broadband group that has pulled this together with the first cabinet now operational.


“I have worked with both David Johnston and Richard Harris as they have taken this highly ambitious project forward over a number of years now and I and thrilled that they have gotten this up and running.


“There have been many hurdles along the way, but speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second is highly impressive and will be of huge social and economic benefit to the Balquhidder community.


“I have submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament to congratulate this success and hope other areas around the country can learn from the experiences of Balquhidder Community Broadband.”