18:04 19 December 2017
CityFibre is set to extend its Gigabit City network in Aberdeen, allowing Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and council services to benefit from superfast broadband. The service will cover extra 57 public sector sites, including council offices, ARI, schools in Cove and Torry, community centres and libraries.
James McClafferty, head of regional development in Scotland at CityFibre, said: “Helping Aberdeen take hold of its digital future has been a truly collaborative process from the very beginning.
“This second phase of our strategic partnership with Capita and Aberdeen City Council will bring next-generation digital connectivity to even more of the city’s public sites and organisations as our network expands.”
Councillor Douglas Lumsden, co-leader of Aberdeen City Council, added: “By partnering with CityFibre, we have positioned Aberdeen as one of the best-connected cities with some of the best digitally-equipped public services in the country.
“As well as revolutionising our technology systems and services, CityFibre’s ongoing investment has already helped attract top talent and continued investment at a critical time for the city. Having already experienced the benefits of gigabit speed connectivity in schools, libraries and our own council offices, we are excited by the prospect of having even more digital capability as a result of the expansion.
“We have no doubt the news will be well-received by our public and private sector communities alike.”
In March 2015, Aberdeen became Scotland’s first Gigabit City, with a network that spans over 80km.
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