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The Information Superhighway is about to get Stinky. Pe-uuuu!

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posted on Feb, 3 2004 @ 09:27 AM
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news.bbc.co.uk...

It seems that the scottish are going to be using the Sewer system to provide broadband to its customers. To avoid digging up streets and to cut down on costs they will put fibre optics in the sewers to provide internet service.



"Our partner Fibrelink is financing the network, the fibre that actually goes down the sewers, we are simply renting out the sewers to them," he said.

Information sewerage highway

"Fibrelink will then contract with various telecoms providers on a neutral carrier basis, that is we can facilitate anyone hooking up to this and they'll be making the charges.

"Where Scottish Water gains is we will take a percentage of the revenues that are generated through the fibre."

He added that with 24,000 miles of sewers there was the potential for the pilot scheme to be a widespread success.




posted on Feb, 3 2004 @ 09:28 AM
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doesn't sound like too bad of an idea to me.

Better than tearing up all of the streets and stuff. I would think that it would have to save some money ?



 
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