Ofcom grants H2O Networks street works powers
While the H2O Networks fibre via the sewer scheme reduces the amount of digging and work involved in rolling out a fibre network, it still requires some ducting to hook up individual premises. For low volume roll-out such as providing fibre connections to businesses this was not much of an issue, but with the plans to fibre up Bournemouth and Dundee as Fibre Cities under way, greater powers to carry out street works would simplify things.
Ofcom has now rubber stamped approval for H2O Networks to have street works powers which puts them on a level footing with other telecommunications companies. As deals are struck with Internet Service Providers we should start to see details of retail products emerge, the price and speed of services will be governed largely by the cost of getting the vast of amounts data a fibre network can consume and produce out onto the Internet.