Ofcom Looks To Water And Electric Pipes For Fast Web Access

Posted: Apr 16 2008, 11:46am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:27am CDT, in News | Other Stuff


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Ofcom has an idea for wiring the UK with super-fast fibre Internet access over the coming years. It is looking to electricity and water providers in the country to allow the use of its pipes to run the required cabling.

Ofcom says that by 2020 it wants to see three million homes become fibre-enabled. A consultation is now open on the subject of regulating next-generation data networks and will run until June 25th. Critics in the UK warn that it is in danger of falling behind on superfast connections.

"Next generation broadband will come to change our perception of communication radically. So we must prepare now." Broadband access is already being offered via cabling ran in sewers in some UK cities.

Via BBC News

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