The UK’s digital minister has paid a visit to the first customer to benefit from the Government’s gigabit broadband pilot.
Matt Hancock met David Alldritt, technology and innovation director at HighNet, and manager of The Bauhaus Hotel Brian Brechin to present the first voucher to a Scottish business.
The minister said: “Full fibre is fundamental for fashioning a Britain fit for the future, so I’m incredibly excited to visit the Bauhaus Hotel in Aberdeen which is the first place in the whole country to benefit from our new gigabit speed business broadband vouchers.
“We are working closely with Aberdeenshire Council, local MPs and broadband providers on this UK Government programme.
“World class connectivity is increasingly essential to people at work and at home.
“It’s all part of a plan to support the UK’s future competitiveness in the global market and our ability to attract investment.”
The test phase will end when the money is used up, or by the end of March 2019.