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Broadband cables should be put in sewers to help cope with the soaring demand for online video content, is what media regulator Ofcom is saying.

H2O Networks, the pioneer of providing fibre connectivity via the UK’s 360,000 miles of sewers, has been doing this for more than three years and recently announced its fibrecity concept and will be announcing the first city imminently.

Elfed Thomas, chief executive of H2O Networks said:

“We believe the sewers are a viable solution to help meet the targets. We started putting a neutral fibre network into the sewers over three years ago and are just about to announce the first UK fibrecity which will be in excess of 500 kilometres of fibre and will see 80,000 homes benefit from the technology in this project alone. In fact, this will be the largest fibre to the home deployment in the world and the sewers will be used for a large proportion of the project. Our FS System of laying the fibre cable, which has been adopted by the water companies, is tried and tested and customers include a number large of businesses, councils and universities.”

About Fibrecity and H2O Networks

Formed in 2002, H2O Networks is a pioneer of deploying dark fibre in the UK’s waste water network to enable connectivity to those that have limited access.

The Fibrecity concept provides connectivity to entire towns and cities. It brings access to Fibrespeed, allowing connectivity for every business, organisation and citizen in the vicinity.

Fibrespeed is super fast bandwidth at a minimum 100mps. This is supplied via the darc fibre infrastructure that H2O builds within sewers. It is the answer to the UK’s next generation connectivity and broadband challenge.

The Focus (Fibre Optical Cable Underground Sewer) System from H2O Networks is a fast and cost-effective way to lay cable and link up any location without the high costs and disruption caused by traditional cabling methods.

Darc (Derestricted Access Route Connections) is a Fibre Solution that allows businesses and organisations to realise their full potential, while preserving the environment in which they operate.

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