Digital Glasgow is a city strategy, developed in dialogue with and focused on promoting collaboration between the public, third and private sectors. It is a partnership that pulls together expertise from business, the public sector, universities and colleges, the third sector and community organisations.
The city aims to become a world leading digital city by 2017. The success of this ambition rests on two core requirements:
The Digital Glasgow Roadmap was developed to ensure the city can deliver on these two requirements. A number of work streams have been identified which together will deliver on the vision for Glasgow to be a world leading digital city:
Work is progressing across each of the work streams at pace and Glasgow was the first Scottish City to provide free public Wi-Fi internet access in the city centre for residents, visitors and businesses. This was in place in advance of the Commonwealth Games 2014. Phase 2 will commence in 2016.