The gigabit fibre network system for Edinburgh city has now been launched with one company already having gone live.
The CORE network has been put into place by CityFibre and Commsworld, the internet service provider. The two companies joined forces six months ago and with the aid of Edinburgh council, have been working to turn Edinburgh into a major hub for superfast broadband services. CityFibre has also announced that it will be launching an FTTP network in Glasgow.
Edinburgh has become a popular location for digital companies and the new ultrafast business broadband will help secure their future and help them to grow at the right pace. It has been revealed that 350 other businesses in the city have expressed an interest in signing up for the ultrafast services.
The amount of interest in this project has helped CityFibre to determine its network planning. The current demand has allowed the planned network expand from 50km to 150km. The CEO of Commsworld, Ricky Nicol, has described the interest in the scheme as ‘absolutely incredible’. The amount of interest is encouraging the two companies to forge on quickly with their plans and other companies will also go live on the system over the next few weeks.
One of the attractions of the project for local companies is that the providers are also local and support from the city council has helped. The council has committed to using the same system to provide connections to community centres, libraries, offices and schools.