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Re: [LUG] Possible solution for faster broadband to rural areas


On Thu, 29 Jul 2010, Henry Bremridge wrote:

- Striking a deal with eg the Water or the Gas or Electricity to share
 costs when they next dig up the entire road to lay fibre to all. With
 Government compulsion. Is it possible to pass fibre down the water pipe?

From a practical point of view; No. Water (and Gas) pipes have stop valves
in them. Every place there's a valve, you'd need to break out and bridge round.

So even if you could get the utilities to talk, it's not going to be possible.

- Making it simpler for third parties to connect fibre to houses (obviously
 different rules would have to apply between the centre of Plymouth and
 the conurbation of Little Munching - or whereever)

Anyone can connect anything to your house - 7 years ago I was connecting Wi-Fi client bridge units to houses at the rooftop level... Getting the data to the house is the hard part... That's where BT has the advantage - they've already got copper to most houses...


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