Monday, 18 October 2021

Broadband on tap: Fibre to be placed in UK water pipes

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 09 August 21

As part of the government’s efforts to rapidly expand superfast broadband throughout the UK, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is looking to maximise existing infrastructure

Today, the UK government has announced a new broadband project that will see fibre optic cables threaded through water mains pipes as a method of making deployment more cost- and time-efficient, as well as reducing disruption.   The £4 million ‘Fibre in Water’ competition is being launched to select the consortium who will deliver this project, which will include identifying which region or regions will host the trial…

Today, the UK government has announced a new broadband project that will see fibre optic cables threaded through water mains pipes as a method of making deployment more cost- and time-efficient, as well as reducing disruption.   The £4 million ‘Fibre in Water’ competition is being launched to select the consortium who will deliver this project, which will include identifying which region or regions will host the trial…

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