New figures show a huge boost to connectivity in the Stirling area thanks to Scottish Government investment in broadband.
93.6% of properties in the Stirling area now receive fibre broadband, compared to 59% had improvements been left to commercial deployment.
The figures, published in response to a parliamentary question, provide a local authority comparison of the current percentage of premises connected to fibre broadband – compared to the progress made by 2015 if the roll-out had been left to free market.
Commenting, SNP MSP Bruce Crawford for the Stirling Constituency said:
“These new figures show that the Stirling area has benefitted from SNP Scottish Government investment in broadband, with 93.6% of homes switched on as opposed to only 59% if improvements had been left to the free market.
“More than 95% of Scotland’s homes and businesses are now able to connect to fibre broadband – and the SNP Government is setting its sights even higher pledging to deliver access speeds of at least 30Mbps to 100% of premises in Scotland by the end of 2021.
“Meanwhile, the Tory Government appears content to leave England in the slow lane with an aim to deliver access speeds of only 10Mbps.”