Broadband hope for Throsk in Scotland
Back in December 2006 there was the news that the Scottish Executive was to invest £5 million in getting broadband to the remaining black-spots in Scotland. Over at icStirlingshire.co.uk is some details on one of the areas that may benefit from this money.
As this map on Streetmap.co.uk shows Throsk itself is only about 7km to the east of Stirling, but lacks its own telephone exchange with the nearest ones actually being in Bannockburn and Stirling. The end result of this is that due to the physical limits of ADSL which see the chances of even a 0.5Mbps ADSL decrease rapidly once a telephone line is over about 7km long, residents and businesses may well not have access to broadband in the form of ADSL.