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Milton Keynes Gets Fibre Broadband

Posted: 12th Jul, 2005 By: MarkJ
ADSLGuide notes that the PublicTechnology.net site has details of a fibre to the premises/home (FTTP/FTTH) trial being prepared for 2000 homes, schools and businesses in the Milton Keynes area:

The Oakgrove Millenium Community scheme should see the first houses available in 2007, with Internet connections around 20 times faster than the average broadband connection now. The fibre though will be used for much more, one obvious benefit even for those not interested in the Internet, is that there will be no line rental costs, and fee local telephone calls due to the utilisation of Voice over IP technology.

Other enhancements look set to be things like home control from outside the home, neighbourhood watch schemes and improved alarm systems.


BT, which also has its own Fibre trials, has been chosen as the technology partner for the project.
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