Dundee broadband project 'still going ahead'

Wednesday, October 27th 2010
Dundee's Fibrecity broadband project has not ground to a halt, according to parent company i3 Group.
Dundee broadband project 'still going ahead'
The company behind the Fibrecity broadband rollout in Dundee has dismissed fears that the project could be scrapped.

Reports that a subcontractor involved with the network had laid off workers led to rumours that the Scottish city's super-fast internet scheme was facing an uncertain future, according to BBC News.

However, a spokesperson for i3 Group suggested the company had encountered a minor organisational hitch but remains "committed" to bringing fibre optic broadband to Dundee.

A statement from the firm continued: "Work on the project has been delayed slightly while the group's UK operation is restructured to bring it in line with the company's overseas subsidiaries."

The i3Group spokesperson added that employees who lost their jobs are likely to be re-hired once work resumes on the Fibrecity project, which follows a similar rollout by the company in Bournemouth.

Earlier this week, a report from the Royal Society of Edinburgh said Scotland will struggle to compete with other nations unless the country's internet speeds see a major improvement.

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