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CityFibre believes full-fibre broadband will be vital in helping young people thrive in the future.

According to the provider, the technology can help to "unlock the digital potential" of youngsters, enabling them to use "cutting edge" tools and learn skills such as coding and app-building.

CityFibre stated that these skills will only grow in value in the years to come, which means young people should not be "held back by our current infrastructure".

James McClafferty, Head of Regional Development for CityFibre, commented: "As digital connectivity becomes more and more essential, we have to ensure our young people are capable of making the most of its potential."

He was speaking after the provider announced a partnership with Digital Xtra Fund to help young people in Scotland improve their digital skills.

CityFibre will lend financial support to help youngsters from all backgrounds learn skills such as coding.

"We look forward to working with Digital Xtra Fund and to identifying projects to support across Scotland," Mr McClafferty said.

Kraig Brown, Partnerships and Development Manager at Digital Xtra Fund, added that it is a "very exciting time" to partner with CityFibre, as it is transforming the "digital landscape of the UK" by rolling out gigabit speed connectivity.

"The high-quality initiatives supported by Digital Xtra Fund will spark that first interest in digital technologies and equip young people with the skills and experiences they need to succeed in a digital age, but it is organisations like CityFibre who will help fuel long-term possibilities for the next generation," he continued.

Mr Brown went on to stress that a strong digital future will depend on businesses of all sizes being able to develop and grow without being inhibited by ageing technology and infrastructure.

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