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Praise for free city centre wifi from Stirling MSP

MSP Bruce Crawford has praised Scottish Government plans to introduce free public wifi in Stirling city centre.

Mr Crawford said the move will bring “potential economic benefits” to local Stirling businesses.

It’s part of a scheme by the Scottish Government to build on the £1million already invested in free wifi in public buildings across the country, to make Scotland “the most attractive place” in the UK to invest in telecommunications.

Mr Crawford said: “The Scottish Government’s plans to introduce free wifi access to our city centre will really put our area of the map for digital business investment. 

“The recent establishment of the UK’s largest tech incubator in Stirling’s city centre is an exciting development and indicated the attractiveness of Stirling as a place to invest already.”

However, the Stirling MSP criticised the lack internet access to rural communities: 

“There is still a lot of work to be done to each areas that are still not connected.

“I will be working closely with Digital Scotland and community groups in coming months to assist with this where I can.”

It’s hoped the hot-spots will become active over the coming year.

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