A piece of 3D street art was unveiled yesterday to mark the start of construction of a “superfast” fibre broadband network in Aberdeen.
The “Aberdeen CORE” is being laid by infrastructure builder CityFibre while access to the network will be offered by project partner Internet For Business (IFB).
Among the first sites to see network laid will be Union Street, Schoolhill and Queens Road. Connections and services in these areas will go live in May with other sites in Altens, Bridge of Don and Dyce to be connected later this year.
The developers said that, thanks to modern trenching techniques used by the construction teams, work will be carried out quickly and with minimal disruption to residents.
James McClafferty, City Development Manager at CityFibre, said: “This is a huge first step towards transforming Aberdeen into Scotland’s first Gigabit City. Soon businesses and the city as a whole, will begin to feel the benefits of this world-leading infrastructure project.”