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Hibs FC Scores New Gigabit City Connection

Dominique Adams


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Hibernian Football Club is the first Scottish club to connect to Edinburgh’s transformational Gigabit City network. 

A digital win for Hibs FC makes it the first Scottish team to benefit from ultrafast full-fibre internet due to its new connection to Gigabit City.

Presently, only 3% of UK premises have access to this next generation full-fibre connectivity. As an early full-fibre adopter Hibs FC will now be a position to make use of player performance reviewing systems during training and matches; as well as adopting the latest digital platforms for scouting new talent.

Back of the Net

Already the new connection is making a significant difference to the venue’s staff, guests and fans. Moreover, it is helping Hibs FC to achieve its digital goal of shifting all its internal systems online.

The club’s online TV broadcast service is also set to benefit from the full-fibre upgrade. This will mean fans can enjoy a faster, higher quality, more streamlined viewing experience with fewer slowdowns resulting from poor connectivity.

Jamie Marwick, Financial Director at Hibernian Football Club, said: “We are now enjoying a fast, reliable internet service which is already improving our performance, efficiency and productivity as well as enabling us to embrace new technologies like cloud platforms which are critical to our long-term vision. This connection can only enhance Hibs’ reputation and as a forward thinking club with a world-class internet service that for the time being, sets us apart from other football clubs in Scotland.”

Marwick went on to explain that high-quality connectivity would be invaluable in the future as it will be an important part of the club’s digital strategy to be able to engage more effectively with their global digital fan base. It will also allow them to experiment with using virtual and augmented reality to help meet increasing technological expectations of both fans and sponsors.

Gigabit City in Brief

Launched in July 2015, the Edinburgh Gigabit City network, built by CityFibre, spans over 150km, bringing ultra-fast gigabit speed connectivity within reach of thousands of businesses and public sector sites including schools, libraries and office buildings. Businesses across Edinburgh have been enjoying gigabit speeds via connections to CityFibre’s network since it launched in 2016.

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