Virgin Media Uses Telegraph Pole to Deliver BroadbandBy Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Virgin media started a new trial to deliver high-speed fibre-optic broadband over telegraph poles. Initially, they will try to deliver 50 mbps service to the Berkshire village of Woolhampton. The firm believes that they can use similar technology to reach 1 million homes in the rural areas of UK. The trial will continue for six months. The British Govt. assured that every citizen will be able to access 2 mbps broadband by the year 2012 and will reach super fast speed by the year 2017.
The trial would allow the firm to “understand the possibilities of aerial deployment” that may provide a “new way to extend next generation broadband services,” said Neil Berkett, chief executive officer of Virgin Media.
Fiber-optic cable usually runs through the underground duct. Some companies have tried to run it through underground sewer line. The latest attempt by Virgin Media is to deliver broadband to those people who live beyond the existing network. The Government further said that they will spend $200 million dollar to provide broadband service at 15% homes which are mostly located at rural areas and don’t get 2 mbps broadband service.
Tags: Broadband, Fibre-optic, UK, Virgin Media