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Installers and trainers sought for ClacksMax wireless broadband

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January 2012

Installation and training companies in Clackmannanshire are being given an opportunity to get involved in the introduction of the innovative ClacksMax wireless broadband project which is designed to deliver high-speed broadband networks to rural areas with low population density.

Wireless broadband company, Briskona, who were awarded the tender to provide the high-speed internet connectivity throughout Forth Valley by Clackmannanshire and Stirling Councils, is seeking installation companies to begin work immediately, as well as experienced companies willing to train installers for the ClacksMax system.

The new service will offer speeds of up to 12Mb, with initial areas to be covered including Alloa West, Tillicoultry, Bandeath/Throsk and Touch Estate in Cambusbarron.

Briskona's Managing Director, Steve Bluff, said: "We hope to employ local installation teams and are keen to hear from experienced installers. They must have a track record of similar work, such as TV aerial and satellite TV, and have their own vehicles, requisite insurance, ladders and PPE. We will provide customer premises equipment (CPEs) and specific equipment training.

"We are also working with local companies to provide installation training for inexperienced installers so that ClacksMax can be rolled out as widely and a quickly as possible."

To find out more about being part of the installation and training teams, please e-mail:

Anyone interested in taking part in the trials should telephone 0845 415 4498.

The ClacksMax project is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Forth Valley & Lomond LEADER 2007-2013 programme.

Briskona's prices start from 19.99 for broadband only, with no telephone line required. Phone packages and bundles can also be added, with phone calls costing less than traditional UK landline charges. Customers are also able to keep their own phone and existing telephone number.