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Dundee's mothballed Fibrecity broadband project may never recommence, it has been revealed.

The 100Mb broadband rollout project ground to a halt in the autumn after the i3 Group ran into financial difficulties, just a few weeks after work began.

And despite CityFibre Holdings acquiring the i3 Group's assets and taking over the FibreCity initiative, there are no guarantees that the Dundee project will be salvaged.

Greg Mesch, Chief Executive of CityFibre Holdings, said the firm would initially be focusing on completing its Bournemouth FibreCity scheme – which was also left part-finished when work ceased in October 2010.

"Finishing Bournemouth is our priority," he told the Courier. "Since we are only about ten days into this, it is completely impossible to predict what we would do with the next city."

However, Mr Mesch refused to rule out returning to Dundee, claiming it has "the right demographics to make such a project a success".

"The city is the right size and has and, perhaps Dundee's trump card, much of the expensive planning and pre-construction work has already been done," he noted.

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