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Flash mob launches Glasgow's Going Superfast campaign

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Shoppers got a treat in the shape of a flash mob outside the Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

The dancers were helping to launch Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband’s campaign to encourage residents in the city and its surrounds to adopt fibre broadband and enjoy the benefits of high-speed internet connection.

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme together with commercial roll-out, will increase coverage of fibre broadband to around 95% of Scotland’s homes and businesses by March 2018. The programme is part funded by the Scottish Government, Scottish councils, BT as well as European Regional Development Fund.

The new infrastructure will mean that multiple users in a home or business will be able to access the internet and download and share large files at the same time and more quickly than ever before – opening a variety of different opportunities for leisure or business activities.

Sara Budge, programme director  of Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband said: “Today was a bit of fun to launch our Glasgow campaign. Many areas in the city and across Scotland can now receive fibre broadband for the first time. Anyone wanting to go faster online needs to contact a service provider and sign up - connection speeds don't increase automatically."

The dancers, who at first appeared to be shoppers and lunchtime passers-by, danced to Fleur East’s ‘ All that Sax’ next to the Duke of Wellington, who ironically had his famous cone blown off in the recent high wind!

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