Networking specialist Fibrecity Holdings has announced that it will be rolling out a fibre broadband connection to residents in Dundee.
Homes in the Scottish city will be able to connect to the network from early 2012.
Fibrecity has begun laying the network, which will deliver upload and download speeds ranging from 25Mbit/s to 100Mbit/s, with burst speeds of up to 1Gbit/s.
The majority of the network connections will be delivered through waste water infrastructure owned by Scottish Water.
Convener of Dundee City Council's city development committee, Will Dawson, said: "Dundee City Council has worked with Fibrecity's parent group i3 Group to plan the roll out. Every council tenant will receive a letter from Fibrecity Holdings detailing when their home is about to be connected."
Where such infrastructure cannot be used, micro-trenching and other techniques causing minimal disruption to roads will be used.
Residents and businesses in Dundee can apply for a free connection to the Fibrecity Dundee network by either calling 0800 954 2020 or visiting a dedicated web site and applying online.
Fibrecity's parent company, i3 Group, recently signed a non-exclusive framework agreement with Scottish Water to expand the rollout to other cities in Scotland, including Aberdeen and Inverness, again via the sewers.
Fibrecity is planning a further 13 rollouts across the UK, with the aim of connecting at least one million homes over the next four years.