Some good news in the rural broadband arena for once
Mole ploughing as a way to install pipework with a minimum of disturbance is not new, but for installing fibre ducting by BT it appears to be something that has not been tried before. Fell End Broadband who have the job of delivering superfast broadband to 58 properties spread over a 11 kilometre area has been chosen as the place to try the solution and then once the ducting is in place the fibre optic cable is blown through as normal.
Fell End Broadband is part of the Eden community in Cumbria and is at the very leading edge of the RCBF projects that along with the larger BDUK project have come in for much criticism of late.
This news snippet may only represent the first kilometre of digging on the project, but after raising £34,000 locally and further funding from Prince’s Countryside Fund, The Holehird Trust, TalkTalk Digital Heroes and BT the project will hopefully speed up.