Disruption in Cambusbarron as internet cables installed
People living in Cambusbarron are being told to expect some disruption, as works continue to improve Stirling’s digital infrastructure.
Construction of the city’s full-fibre network is now well underway, with hopes the gigabit speed broadband will be a big boost for the local community.
Engineers will be laying cables in Cambusbarron this week, with the village’s Main Street closing between its junctions with Mill Hill and Murray Place.
Bus services will also face diversions, with full details available on the Stirling Council website.
Leader of Stirling Council, Cllr Scott Farmer said: “This is an exciting time for Stirling as we change the infrastructure of the city to become one of only four places across Scotland with access to Gigabit broadband.
“The installation of these new services will open up a world of opportunities for Stirling but you can’t make such fundamental changes without incurring some disruption to normal services.
“I appreciate the community’s concerns here and share their frustrations on how these works will impact daily life. Thankfully the diversions are only temporary and our Public Transport team have been out speaking to residents who use the affected services to help spread the message.
“There will be more information in the coming weeks and months and we are working with CityFibre to improve communications and engagement with our communities as Fibre to the Home construction continues throughout Stirling.
“We want every part of the city to benefit from this investment and while there may be some bumps along the road, we’re well on our way to achieving that.”
CityFibre City Development Manager, Elaine Doherty, said: “CityFibre is committed to transforming Stirling and Bridge of Allan’s digital connectivity and bringing gigabit speed full fibre broadband to almost every home and business.
“We are investing £10m to help Stirling realise its potential as one of the first Gigabit Cities in the UK and are doing everything possible to minimise disruption to local residents as we roll out the new network.
“We will continue to abide by all council processes and keep residents fully up-to-date. Once construction is complete, households in Cambusbarron will be among the first in Stirling to access the full fibre network, unlocking a new world of digital opportunity.”
Cllr Jim Thomson, Convenor of the Council’s Environment and Housing committee added: “While we welcome the introduction of faster broadband, I hope CityFibre will make efforts to carry out the work expeditiously.”