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First Minister welcomes CityFibre’s drive to bring full fibre to Glasgow

Nicola Sturgeon has welcomed the recent announcement that Glasgow is to benefit from CityFibre’s rollout of full fibre to homes and businesses across the city. 

The rollout is underway in several sites south of the River Clyde and will build on the digital infrastructure CityFibre has deployed in the city over the last few years in partnership with Glasgow City Council. 

CityFibre’s investment will help fulfil Glasgow’s bold ambition to be one of the world’s best-connected cities and represents one of Europe’s largest city-wide full fibre roll outs. 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “The fact that CityFibre is making its biggest investment to date here in Scotland is effectively a vote of confidence in our approach to digital connectivity.  

“Everyone should be able to access the fastest available broadband which is why this announcement by CityFibre is extremely welcome, not least for the jobs it will support. Crucially, it will help people, communities and businesses in Glasgow to access improved broadband speeds and will complement our Reaching 100% investment programme which was created to secure broadband infrastructure that benefits all of Scotland. 

“This investment also comes at a crucial time during economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic which will require good digital connectivity to make sure nobody is left behind.” 

Blantyre-based construction partner PMK Ltd will lay the 1300km full fibre network in the south of the city using a range of modern network construction methods. CityFibre and PMK will work in close partnership with Glasgow City Council and local communities to deliver a fast rollout with minimal disruption. 

CityFibre will be working across several locations in the city at one time, including the west where CityFibre is deploying from Cardonald to Govan, and in the south east of the city centre where work is starting in the Eglinton Toll and Gorbals areas. It will then move to Oatlands and Langside and continue to Rutherglen and Cambuslang in South Lanarkshire. East Renfrewshire is also part of the longer-term build plan. 

Build is scheduled to begin in the north of the city later this year and the full city-wide deployment is expected to be substantially completed by 2025. 

The network is not yet live, but once activated, services will be available from an increasing range of broadband providers. Across the UK, CityFibre is already working with launch partner Vodafone, TalkTalk and Zen to deliver next generation broadband services, with other providers set to join the network soon. 

To register your interest in receiving a high-speed broadband service, go to www.cityfibre.com/residential.

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