A £10.5m full fibre network to power Aberdeenshire

29 June 2020

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has been awarded a £10.5m full fibre project by Aberdeenshire Council, spanning up to 200km, with the aim of improving the delivery of public services to the community and boosting economic activity and quality of life in the area.

This latest collaboration is a continuation of a 20-year-strong partnership between the two parties and the project comes under the banner of the Aberdeen City Region Deal (ACRD).

It is part of a funding allocation designed to improve the region’s digital infrastructure, key to the long-term future of the local economy. Funding from the Aberdeen City Region Deal provides the opportunity to create a sustainable digital infrastructure from which the region can transform into a world-class digital area.

At the core is the need to deliver ultrafast connectivity and to use this to: deliver excellent public services; grow existing businesses; attract further investment; create new businesses; support mobility; protect the environment; and enhance the area’s attractiveness as a place to live and work. The 18-month project is being delivered by SSE Enterprise Telecoms.