The idea of laying fibre along sewer lines has been sloshing around the networking business for years. Now a UK firm claims today’s broadband will seem a trickle compared to the torrents of data it’ll soon offer.
It’s always been hard to argue with the logic. Sewers are deep underground where cable would be protected from clumsy drilling. They also run into the heart of virtually every building in Britain.
Best of all, they were dug in the 19th century when Irish labour was cheap, and planning and safety restrictions were lax. You’ve just got to buy cable that the rats can’t gnaw into.
Internet, Boradband, Fibre, Sewer, UK