Most of Glasgow’s creative endeavours are clustered in the centralised “digital media quarter”, which fosters creative energy and makes physical connectivity not as important. Nevertheless, Glasgow’s excellent city transport network and its easy access to three international airports make mobility locally or internationally a non-issue.
Of great import to the creative industries sector, which relies heavily on digital capabilities and capacity, is Glasgow’s commitment to continually developing and investing in its digital infrastructure. Ubiquitous high-speed broadband is needed for this the largely high-tech sector. As anyone who has ever had a slow internet connection knows, media streaming and sharing large multimedia files is next to impossible.
To capitalise on the headway Glasgow has made in earning a reputation and being officially recognised as a Future City and a Smart City, the city will continue to invest in its broadband infrastructure.