Stirling Council has agreed a deal with The Networking People (TNP) to provide high speed internet to rural schools across the region. The council has extended its county-wide high-capacity network to include 17 schools, two libraries and three rural public service sites to its local authority network.
The local authorities new ‘carrier-class microwave network’ has replaced ADSL lines and will provide around 30% cost savings.
Alan MacDonald, Stirling Council’s ICT infrastructure manager, said: “This has made a considerable difference to the primary schools and nurseries in our rural regions, that now have far better access to learning and teaching resources.”
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