Over the next few months, the local council intends to announce the names of several towns it will link up with high speed internet capabilities of up to 100Mbps.
The first recipient of these super fast cable links will be in London, with work set to begin before the end of the year.
The council does not intend to dig up the streets to lay its cables; instead, it will run them inside the sewer system, reaching nearly ninety thousand homes in the immediate area. Find out about high speed connections.
The company believes that the project, costing roughly £30 million, will drastically increase users’ connection speeds, by perhaps as much as several hundred Mbit/s.
One of the big attractions to local councils is the lack of disruption that would normally be associated with such a major project.
Ensuring the project runs as smooth as possible
Running the cables through the cities’ sewers means that large scale disruption to traffic and noise pollution can be totally avoided. View more information.
For us, it also translates into massive saving, because the cables can be laid for a fraction of the cost and much faster than by traditional methods.
Although not a totally new venture, the new plans intend to expand on the company’s already installed, sewer enabled network, which reaches large numbers of educational establishments and businesses, so that they may now include household consumers.
Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, seems to be in favour of this method of connecting houses and businesses, and is investigating the sewers for more widespread cable laying use.
In the UK, there are in excess of a third of a million miles of sewage tunnels that offer the opportunity of environmentally friendly and faster distribution of high speed cabling.
That could help the UK to catch up with other nations that are winning the internet speed race.
Structured network cabling
While this type of cabling will bring many benefits to businesses as internet speeds are to increase, having structured cabling throughout the office can provide further advantages.
- Cost-effective: after having a professional come and cable the entire office, there is no need to purchase additional wires or adaptors afterwards
- Easy to manage: having data and equipment in their own outlets makes it easier to rationalise your network infrastructure
- Troubleshooting is easy: structured cabling isolates each strand, making it easy to pin point any problems