Fibre broadband rollout hailed by Dundee City Council

Tuesday, January 21st 2014
Dundee City Council, has welcomed the new that 1,000 more premises will receive fibre broadband access.
Fibre broadband rollout hailed by Dundee City Council
A high profile figure from Dundee City Council has hailed the introduction of fibre optic broadband access to around 1,000 homes and businesses.

Depute Convener of the council's Development Committee Bill Campbell told the Courier that the installation of the superfast service could lead to a transformation for Dundee's economy.

He said: "For a number of years we have been working towards growing Dundee as a thriving regional centre with a diverse economy. Provision of superfast fibre broadband in the city centre forms an integral part of that."

The switch-on will come as part of the Digital Scotland project, which is aiming to set up next-generation networks all over the country. It will connect around 39,000 premises to speeds of up to 80 Mbps by this summer.

In terms of Scotland's financial prospects, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also praised the move, claiming that in the coming years it would make Scottish business location more "economically viable" for budding entrepreneurs. 

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