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Sewers Broadband Reaches Aberdeen University
By: MarkJ - 21 August, 2007 (9:06 AM)

The University of Aberdeen has used local sewers to install a fibre broadband line aimed at connecting the main campus with its student village halls of residence, replacing an existing microwave Internet link.

Typically this wouldn't be the first time that sewers have been used to install high speed fibre, proving especially useful for some operators inside major cities where digging up the road simply isn't cost effective.

The hardware uses H20 Network's fibre technology and is due for completion during mid-September 2007. Once at its destination the connection is then spread out to students using a newer 'ResNet' wireless broadband system.

However, it's noted that the university intends to hard wire the new network into rooms as the halls of residence are slowly refurbished over the next 10 years.


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