Two Aberdeen city centre streets are set to close to allow work on ‘superfast’ internet to take place.
Starting on January 28, Trinity Lane, between its junction with Exchange Street will be closed, from 8am.
The closure is due to last until 5pm on February 1.
Work is then due to move to Exchange Lane, near the junction with Trinity Lane, from 8am on February 3 until February 7 at 5pm.
The closure is necessary for work to be carried out by CityFibre. The duct-laying work is the next step in bringing superfast internet to the Granite City, through an initiative that has the backing of the council, and is being distributed by mobile phone giant Vodafone, the commercial partner for the project.
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Pre-orders for the package, which is being dubbed Gigafast by Vodafone, opened on November 19, with residents of Northfield and Kincorth given the first chance to get connected, before most residents across Scotland. The work could see speeds rise to as much as 1,000 gigabytes a second.
The first batch of homes are due to be wired up early next year and the project hopes to roll out connection across the city in the near future, using more than 52 miles of cabling.
The news comes as a metal dinosaur toured the city to explain to members of the public the intricacies of fibre-optic cabling, and some of the misconceptions about internet speeds.