Aberdeen is second city to get the 1Gbps Home Broadband by CityFibre and Vodafone

The CityFibre and Vodafone partnership rolling out 1Gbps capable ultra-fast broadband on FTTH tech, will benefit Aberdeen in Scotland, and cost £40 million. This is the second city in UK to benefit, as part of the deal the two companies agreed to at the end of last year for a joint FTTH deployment worth £500 million.

The move is not surprising, as there is a Dark Fibre network by CityFibre in the city, which is presently to be extended by another 100km. This undoubtedly will also make a good launching pad for the new FTTH network roll-out announced. Aberdeen incidentally has near universal coverage of superfast broadband via Openreach’s network. However, it hardly has any ultrafast lines, owing to the inattention of Virgin Media, but makes it otherwise good for the Vodafone collaboration.

Once again the cost of £40 million will be born by Cityfibre, as is the case in Milton Keynes. The commencement of work in Aberdeen is slated for July this year, whereas it will start in March in Milton Keynes. Residents in relative areas can register online in advance with Vodafone (vodafone.co.uk/broadband/ultrafast). The joint deployment would hopefully harness the new 5-year business rates holiday, offered by Government to new fibre networks and could be complemented by the new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund.

Co-Leader of Aberdeen City Council, Douglas Lumsden, said the council is determined to enhance the city’s standing globally and to lead the digital transformation from the front. Chief Executive of CityFibre, Greg Mesch, said their commitment to Aberdeen is reflective of the action they are taking to deliver a full-fibre future for Britain. He added that with such FTTP backbone already deployed in over forty towns and cities of the UK, their contribution to nationwide full-fibre coverage is fully underway.

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