Stirling MP Welcomes Eastern Villages Broadband Progress


Categories: Broadband, Constituency, Telecommunications

Cowie Now Connected – with Plean in November & Fallin by December

Good progress has been made to connect households and businesses in Cowie, Plean and Fallin to full-fibre gigabit broadband, Alyn Smith MP has been told – as the project continues apace.

LBN – one of Scotland’s leading providers of rural fibre broadband networks – are undertaking a combination of street and pole work to ensure access across the villages, in close partnership with Stirling Council.

Catching up with Chief Executive of LBN Gavin Rodgers in London, Mr Smith heard more about progress and plans to provide more than 3,400 properties the opportunity to connect. Works in Cowie have concluded, with Plean & Fallin on track for completion by the end of the year.

Alyn Smith MP said:

‘Connectivity remains a huge issue across these islands – both digitally and physically through our transport network. I’m delighted to see such tangible progress made to connect Stirling’s Eastern Villages to 21st century internet speeds. LBN have worked flat out to ensure infrastructure roll-out, and are well on track to meet project completion by the end of the year.

‘I’d like to extend my thanks to Gavin and his team, along with the range of public sector partners his firm has worked with, to bring these brilliant services to my constituents in Stirling. I’m sure households and businesses in Cowie, Plean and Fallin will make full use of gigabit speeds, and reap the benefits of a connected digital future.’

Gavin Rodgers, Chief Executive of LBN, said:

‘This remains a flagship project of ours, and the roll-out of our full-fibre 10Gbps capable network to these communities in Stirling is progressing at pace. Economic growth and digital inclusion is reliant on quality infrastructure, which I’m delighted that we are able to provide for the communities across Cowie, Plean and Fallin. I’d like to thank Alyn for his support of the project, and for the patience of households and businesses as we complete our network build – bringing forward an exciting digital future for Stirling.’

‘We can see how much this means to these communities with over 50 customers connected over the first weekend of the fibre network being live in Cowie.’


Pictured is Alyn Smith MP with Gavin Rodgers, Chief Executive of Lothian Broadband Networks in Portcullis House, London