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More FTTP for York as Derwenthorpe plans announced
Monday 08 October 2012 09:52:15 by Andrew Ferguson

Derwenthorpe which is a housing project on the outskirts of York, which will comprise of some 540 homes is set to benefit from a full fibre infrastructure to provide broadband, TV and voice services.

Calix has announced that its E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform will be used to bring gigabit broadband to properties that are part of the latest Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust project. Fibre Options are leading the fibre side of the project, that should deliver an integrated reception system for TV services and support for VoIP negating.

Fibre Options is not likely to be the retail provider, but specialises in the construction of open access networks, so once details of which providers are coming to the area and package details are announced we will update our readers.


Posted by cyberdoyle over 4 years ago
Lucky Derwenthorpe! A proper connection.
Posted by WWWombat over 4 years ago
One of the key findings of the BDUK pilot was: "A major factor which will contribute to stimulating demand is the existence of a vibrant and
competitive retail service provider (i.e. internet service providers) market. The key learning
in ensuring take up is making sure any platform has equivalence of access (in terms of
operational support systems and business support systems) to the rest of the UK."

The sign of true progress will be the retail ISPs that sign up to all these itty-bitty (but decent speed) projects.
Posted by WWWombat over 4 years ago
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 4 years ago
Though a report on a pilot that has not actually delivered any connections is to be considered just another report in the long list that we produce in the UK
Posted by WWWombat over 4 years ago
True ;)

But the point of pilots is to pass the lessons learnt on to the projects that follow... but the followers are coming along far too fast to wait.

And it does give us, Joe Public, a window on what the different areas have been focussing on. I bet it is harder to discover the internals of the mainstream BDUK projects when they're up & running.
Posted by WWWombat over 4 years ago
For example, I didn't realise that the EU ERDF funding is only for businesses, not residential.
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