Aberdeen Council 'delighted' by broadband boost header image

Published: 22nd Jun 2016

The opportunity to dip into the new £50 million broadband funding pot will help Aberdeen become a super-connected city and encourage further economic expansion in the north of Scotland, the local council has claimed.

Broadband speeds in the city and parts of Aberdeenshire could be increased ten-fold in the space of a few years, it added.

City council leader Barney Crockett hailed the "fantastic" news that Aberdeen is to take part in the scheme, suggesting that it will benefit residents as well as businesses.

"We are a global energy city looking to the future and to build on the fantastic resources and business opportunities we have, as well as venturing into new and developing areas," added council chief executive Valerie Watts.

However, many parts of Scotland are still suffering from poor ADSL connections, with rural areas some of the worst-affected by this issue because of their remote location or difficult geography.

Posted by Craig Roberts