Perth to become 'super-connected city'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015
Perth is expected to become the UK's latest "super-connected city" in the coming months.
Perth to become 'super-connected city'
The residents of Perth are to benefit from the installation of new broadband infrastructure that will make the city one of the best-connected in the whole of the UK in the months ahead.

Perth and Kinross Council has announced plans to roll out next-generation broadband to more than 90 per cent of local areas, including several free council-funded Wi-Fi zones for the public to utilise.

At present, broadband coverage in Perth stands at around 73 per cent - against an average for Scottish cities of 70 per cent - but this latest push to promote enhanced broadband infrastructure is set to see this figure rise considerably in the years to come.

Councillor John Kellas, convener of Perth and Kinross Council's enterprise and infrastructure committee, commented: "This investment is a true reflection that Perth and Kinross is moving with the times.

"Although some of our communities may continue to face access issues, the council is committed to proactively work with them."

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