Saturday, October 25, 2008

Next generation access stinks...


...literally, it would seem:

Bournemouth's sewer Fibrecity kicks off
http://networks.silicon.com/broadband/0,39024661,39317961,00.htm

"For the residents of Bournemouth, super high speed internet access is creeping closer after work officially started on the Fibrecity project. The scheme will give the town's residents a chance to connect to an FTTP (fibre to the premises) network, built by H2O Networks, with speeds up to 100Mbps.

The project will cost around £30m and will be the largest of its kind in Europe, according to the company. Bournemouth homes and businesses in the BH10 and BH11 postcodes can opt-in to the scheme. The city's sewers will play home to the fibre optic cables themselves, a small trench will take the fibre to a box installed on the outside of the customer's home."

A previous item from May this year suggests schools are on the radar too:

Bournemouth to be UK's first Fibrecity
http://networks.silicon.com/broadband/0,39024661,39215331,00.htm

"Uses of the network will include real-time traffic monitoring via CCTV, improved IT in schools and videoconferencing to help social workers carry out their jobs more effectively."

I suppose we should hope this all goes down the tubes and that they're soon flushed with their success?

I'll get my coat.

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