The CcHub has been talking about the I-HQ project since last year. One of the facets of that initiative involves then deployment of high speed Internet fibre along Herbert Macaulay Way. With the help of MainOne cable as technical partner and the cooperation of the Lagos State government, who graciously waived right of way impediments to the rollout, the area is about to become a literal information super highway.

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They have begun to do it. Over the past couple weeks, work men have been digging up the side of the road around Sabo and gradually working their way up along Herbert Macaulay Way. I didn’t grasp the significance until I saw them digging in front of the Hub, and immediately realised their purpose.

There are definitely much deeper, broader socioeconomic consequences that will be occasioned by the CcHub’s Broadband HQ project. But at the very least, by the time this is done, real estate prices will go through the roof. If you have a technology business in Lagos whose business depends on the Internet, as in you spend thousands of dollars on Internet access, then you should start looking for an office on Herbert Macaulay Way, pronto.

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