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The FTTH Council Has Decreed – Today is Officially “Gimme Fibre Day”

Monday, Nov 4th, 2013 (1:05 am) - Score 904

Remember, remember. The.. fourth of November? The Fibre-to-the-Home Councils Global Alliance has declared that today is officially the inaugural “Gimme Fibre Day“, which has been setup as an annual event to help promote the benefits of true ultrafast fibre optic (FTTH) connectivity as the “only future-proof solution” for broadband Internet access.

Apparently the date for today’s event corresponds with the birthday of Nobel Prize winner Sir Charles Kuen Kao (aka – “Father of Fibre Optics“), whom was jointly awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for “ground-breaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibres for optical communication“.

The FTTH Council Global Alliance, which consists of the FTTH Council Africa, FTTH Council Americas, FTTH Council Asia Pacific, FTTH Council Europe and FTTH Council Middle East & North Africa, plans to hold a variety of events across the world today in order to raise the profile of fibre optic connectivity and celebrate how it has “positively impacted communities across the world“.

Admittedly some people would rather we never spend £15-30bn to roll-out a national FTTH network around the United Kingdom but eventually this may be the only long-term solution. Further details should hopefully be available on the schemes Gimme Fibre Day website and their related Facebook page.

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