Superfast upgrade plans withdrawn

3 weeks ago Killin News

planning application for the installation of a PCP and BT Broadband cabinet on the main street of Killin has been withdrawn.

The application received by Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (LLTNP) on 8th September 2016, was withdrawn by the applicant by November 2016.

The planned location of the PCP and cabinet reduced the space available for pedestrians to pass on the pavement, although the reason for the withdrawal is unconfirmed.

Stirling Council has confirmed that talks between BT, the council planning and roads departments have now started again.

In another twist to the ongoing saga of super fast internet, the ISP AB Internet who supplied wireless internet in the Loch Tay area, went into administration in the Summer of 2017.  £109,078 of funding from the Scottish Government’s Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) initiative enabled AB Internet to roll-out a faster Internet service to the Loch Tay area in 2015. Another ISP, Bogons Ltd, appears to have snapped up part of AB Internet, which includes the Loch Tay network. Bogons own a £150k data centre located inside of an old nuclear bunker near Comrie, and there is now talk of a network backbone being installed from Comrie to Loch Tay, via Glen Ogle and Killin.

Could this alternative step forward give the incentive for the remaining exchange only lines to be expedited?

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