Superfast Broadband for Stormontfield
Stormontfield finally gets super fast broadband.
17:10 13 June 2019
Residents of a Perthshire village who had to put up with super-slow broadband connection have finally won campaign to have access to decent internet connection.
With backing from Perth and Kinross Council and resident Lord Mansfield, the Stormonfield Community Association has arranged a network of transmitters and receivers to cover the village’s 40 properties.
The service, which is brought by broadband tech firm Broadway Partners, was officially switched on at a gathering in Stormontfield Community Hall by local SNP MSP John Swinney.
Lord Mansfield added: “Lady Mansfield and I are delighted to have supported the delivery of high-speed broadband that will provide such a significant improvement in communications for Stormontfield and the local community.”
Councillor Angus Forbes, convener of the environment and infrastructure committee, welcomed the project. “The council recognises the importance of the internet to people’s daily lives and that rural areas such as Stormontfield struggle to get adequate connections.”
Michael Armitage, managing director of Broadway Partners added: “Broadway was delighted to be asked to design a solution to Stormontfield’s broadband needs and, with help from Perth and Kinross Council and with support of the community, has delivered a high-speed network, using a mix of fibre and state-of-the-art radio technology.”