Fibre connectivity has been in the news a lot lately and if H2O Networks have their way, we will be seeing consumers with Fibre To The Home (FTTH) a lot sooner than BT's 2012 date. The firm has started to contacting potential customers in the Bournemouth area as part of its build up to rolling out the service in the area.
Ofcom has started a consultation in relation to a proposal to give H2O Networks powers to carry out street works in relation to its fibre roll-out. These powers will make the work required for the roll-out easier for H2O networks by allowing them to co-ordinate work. One key point of the H2O fibre roll-out is that it is willing to share spare fibre capacity with other networks.
With Dundee planned as the second fibre city it will be interesting to see the reaction of other towns and cities across the UK. Hopefully local authorities will see the potential advantages of high speed links between their own premises and the advantages to local small businesses and residents that a fibre roll-out can have.