LOCH Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is boosting its connectivity with the installation of super-fast broadband.

Glasgow-based company Scottish Wireless has recently fitted fibre optic broadband in one of the most difficult areas to lay it in Scotland.

The area will join the high-speed superhighway with up to 1GB of super-fast connectivity.

Peter Nevans, Scottish Wireless managing director, said: “Over the years, rural areas have always been the last to be provided with mobile or broadband connectivity.

“They are remote, which makes it more difficult and more expensive, so the business case doesn’t always stack up for the network providers.

“Part of what we want to do is to turn that around, so that we’re making a special effort to roll-out connectivity solutions to rural areas in a first phase of adoption.”

Mr Nevans’s company supplied fast track fibre delivery to Strathclyde University’s Ross Priory campus near the village of Gartocharn.

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This was achieved by coming up with a bespoke solution for the location.

Phase One provisioning – providing 2.3 kilometres of high-speed fibre service to the University campus – took Scottish Wireless 40 days (compared to the industry standard of around one year).

Phase 2 of the Loch Lomond project will see the Strathclyde University service extended to everyone living in and visiting the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park area.

This will unlock a multitude of economic benefits, as well as increase digital user-experience in the area.

Mr Nevans added: “It will provide rural communities with a toolkit to allow them to create networks of connectivity for co-operatives of consumers, local enterprise, councils and other stakeholders.”

To find out more about the Scottish Wireless Ross Priory, Loch Lomond connectivity project, see scottishwireless.com.