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STIRLING MSP Bruce Crawford has praised Scottish Government plans to introduce free access to WiFi in the country's major towns and cities. 
 
During a question to the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity in parliament, Mr Crawford highlighted the potential economic benefits for Stirling businesses..
 
The government has committed to building Scotland as a viable location to invest in telecommunications and Mr Crawford said: “This is an ambitious project from the SNP Scottish Government that will attract more people to our local area and support our locally based businesses.
 
“Through direct investment from the Scottish Government in recent years, one third more people and businesses in Stirling have access to superfast broadband thanks to the Digital Scotland programme. 

"However, there is still a lot of work to be done to reach areas that are still not connected and I will be working closely with Digital Scotland and community groups in coming months to assist with this where I can.
 
“The recent establishment of the UK’s largest tech incubator company in Stirling’s city centre is an exciting development and indicates the attractiveness of Stirling as a place to invest already. 

"The Scottish Government’s plans to introduce free WiFi access to our city centre will really put our area on the map for digital business investment.”