Saturday, October 25, 2008

Next generation access stinks...

...literally, it would seem:

Bournemouth's sewer Fibrecity kicks off,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,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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