Monday, September 27, 2010

Broadband - Farmers dig their own trenches to install broadband FTTH cables in the UK

[ispreview] A new video that surfaced after the recent Rural Broadband Conference (18th September 2010) in Penrith (Cumbria), which depicts a group of local farmers digging their own super-fast 100Mb Fibre-to-the-Home ( FTTH ) fibre optic broadband ISP connection(s), has even caught the eye of the European Commission's (EC) Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes.

The video itself shows farmers working closely with Fibrestream (NextGenUs), a community network specialist in UK Next Generation Access (NGA) internet services that has assisted in many such projects before. It shows how the cable and services were deployed, although very little else is revealed.

EC Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, commented:

"This is a case of broadband by the people, for the people you might say. I really recommend you watch it. As the women explaining the process says: “If we can you do it, anyone can do it.” That is exactly the spirit we all need in the coming years – our digital future belongs to people willing to get invovled in building it!"

VIDEO UK Farmers Digging Own 100Mb FTTH Fibre Optic Broadband Connection

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