Up to 18,000 homes across Stirling City and the surrounding area will be able to connect to full Fibre To The Property (FTTP), capable of gigabit speeds and will deliver a much more reliable connection.
Meeting with City Fibre representatives in the Scottish Parliament, Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford was briefed on the year-long construction project that will enable City residents – as well as other surrounding communities – to connect to this future-proofed infrastructure.
FTTP is already available to most public schools and libraries in the area, however this additional investment seeks to deliver to homes.
The accumulated investment is around £15 million and will make Stirling amongst the top 6 connected cities in the UK – and it is estimated that, at the time of delivery, Stirling will have the fastest city broadband in the UK.
Commenting Bruce Crawford said:
“This is an incredible investment into the City and the surrounding area. At a time when the Scottish and UK Governments are investing heavily into growing the local economy through the City Region Deal, developing the most up to date broadband infrastructure will be a great boost to connectivity.
“FTTP gigabit speed connections directly to homes will avoid buffering during peak times, enable smart home technology, and allow for better home working, learning and gaming experiences.
“The fact that 18,000 homes could benefit from this investment is phenomenal – and already City residents can register their interest on Vodafone’s website.”