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Hyperoptic has deployed its Gigabit (1000Mbps) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Glasgow.

The first homes in the Scottish city to benefit from the move will be inside the 'Glasgow Harbour’ urban regeneration area.

Glasgow is one of a number of cities on Hyperoptic's deployment map, which includes London, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham and Newcastle.

The service is already reaching out to more than 100,000 premises and the provider plans to reach 500,000 premises by 2018.

Tim Huxtable, Hyperoptic’s National Team Manager, said: “Hyperoptic chose Glasgow as its first Scottish city because of it’s thriving digital scene and the strong demand from residents.

"We will be investing millions over the next couple of years in broadband infrastructure across Glasgow, with the aim of having thousands of residents and businesses connected within the next year.”

John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, added he was very pleased to welcome the company's substantial investment in the city's infrastructure, which he claimed would help to contribute to Scotland's goal of having world-class connectivity by 2020.

He added: "Hyperoptic’s investment will support Glasgow’s businesses and residents to access the modern digital infrastructure which is critical in supporting the wider transformation of the city, helping to attract new businesses, create jobs and support major regeneration.

"As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow will have a unique selling point as one of the most prominent digitally connected locations anywhere in Europe. This will raise Glasgow’s profile and we strongly welcome Hyperoptic’s investment in Scotland.”

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