Where there's muck, there's brass...and video, internet and music

Copying an idea from Paris and parts of Japan, H2O Networks is proposing to provide ultra-fast broadband connections in the UK via the sewer network using innovative cable technology, with cables that are pulled through the sewers. Initially targeting three locations (Dundee, Bournmouth and Northampton), they are eyeing up 15 more towns/cities.

The big advantage to the approach is that it avoids digging up roads/pavements, thereby shaving 70-80% of the cost of the alternate. Only installing the connection from street to property involves any disruption.

This makes enormous sense in time and money terms, subject to the water companies being reasonable.

It may also explain in future why there is much more sh*t on TV than there used to be. And no I am not taking the .......

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