The UK-based alternative metro fiber builder and operator CityFibre has found more fertile ground in Scotland. Over the Thanksgiving break, they announced plans to make Glasgow another of its Gigabit City projects.
CityFibre has partnered with the Scottish ISP HighNet to bring fiber connectivity into Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. The first phase will entail building a dense fiber network in the city center starting in 2016. If all goes well, some 7,000 businesses will brought ‘within close reach’ in the first year, with the total extending to 15,000 when the full rollout is complete. The first enterprises to get the chance to hook up via the new fiber will come from HighNet’s channel partner network.
CtyFibre already has similar ‘Gigabit City’ projects well underway in both Aberdeen and Edinburgh as well as a presence in Dundee. With the four largest Scottish cities lining up, clearly Scotland has been friendly territory to the alternative wholesale operator.
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