Internet users in Aberdeen are one step closer to having the fastest internet in Scotland.
Vodafone, which is the commercial partner in the City Fibre project, has said that pre-orders are due to start on November 19.
Speeds are expected to reach as high as 1,000 gigabytes per second when the Gigafast service is made operational early next year.
Kincorth and Northfield will be the first places in Scotland to boast the new speeds, before the rollout is extended across the city.
Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce chief executive Russell Borthwick said: “This welcome initiative from Vodafone and CityFibre represents a step change in Aberdeen’s digital connectivity.
“The fact that Aberdeen has been selected as the first city in Scotland to benefit from this rollout is testament to the ever-growing positivity surrounding the region.
“Digital connectivity is a vital enabler of business growth, and this investment will ensure that businesses in the city continue to sit at the leading edge of innovation.”
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CityFibre is in the process of laying more than 52 miles of cable that will be able to carry the fibre optic broadband.
Vodafone UK chief executive Nick Jeffery said: “Our Gigabit broadband services, delivered over CityFibre’s new full fibre networks, will help Aberdeen build on its credentials in innovation and as one of the best places to start a business.
“It will also transform consumers’ daily lives through superior internet access.
“We’re committed to helping businesses, entrepreneurs and residents embrace the new gigabit society in Aberdeen – the technological heart of Scotland.”
The works have brought some disruption in Torry, Northfield and Kincorth, as the roads have had to be partially dug up to fit the necessary cables.
To register your interest in Gigafast, visit vodafone.co.uk/gigafast