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Dundee is set for ultra-fast fibre optic broadband that will be delivered through the sewers, the BBC reports.

The project, which has received much attention in recent months, will be carried out by Wales-based firm H20, which has already helped deliver high-speed services at Dundee University.

Visiting the campus as part of the Broadband Britain programme, Rory Cellan-Jones said that speed tests carried out in one of the dormitories saw download rates between 35 and 45 Mbps.

He added that they encountered problems when trying to time the download of a 10 MB video file.

"It was so fast it was just about impossible to time, though we think it downloaded in under two seconds. Back in our Glenelg hotel ... the download took over four minutes," he commented.

In May, it was announced that Bournemouth will be the first area of the UK to benefit from the H20 sewer scheme, which is capable of delivering speeds up to 100 Mbps.

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