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Fast broadband goes underground

H20 networks has been in negotiations with water firms for the last five years and began rolling out its fibre-via-sewers network - known as Focus (Fibre Optical Cable Underground Sewer) in 2003.

Universities in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Bournemouth are enjoying high-speed fibre connections with speeds of up to 20Gbps (gigabits per second), while council offices around the UK are also benefiting from super-fast broadband.

Next month it plans to move to a new phase of its roll-out which could see it provide fibre networks to businesses and consumers around the UK.

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solidt123511d ago

Please rescue me from time warner cable.

INehalemEXI3511d ago

Underground sewer broadband ,fast and dirt cheap. Lysol sold seperately.

Muppetmeat3511d ago

Now we can look forward to Macro$shaft's total domination of the home-movie download service where we have to pay every time we want to watch a movie... No more owning your own copy of a movie. Bill Gates is in your living room.

And THIS is why they don't want a winner in the HD disc war.

M_Prime3511d ago

sounds good but i'm worried if eventually the rats wouldn't chew thru some cables.. wouldn't it suck if every few months they had to repairr ur line cause of RAT DAMAGE.. and those rats can pretty much chew on anything... unless there is some massive amount of protection around the cable

ironwolf3511d ago

A way for Hollywood to bring more sh!t in to the home.