Fibrecity offers Dundee residents 100Mbit/s FTTH

By Dave Bailey
01 Sep 2010 View Comments
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Dundee residents to be offered 100Mbit/s optical fibre connectivity straight to the home

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.

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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.

So far two ISPs have signed up to deliver connections over Fibrecity's Dundee network – Velocity1 and Fibreband.

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.

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