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|Local Farmers Install 1gbps Fibre Internet In Their Village by Nobody: 4:41pm On Feb 14, 2013
Next time you whinge about your slow-ass internet, spare a thought for a bunch of British farmers who have had to build, test and install their own fiber network this year—from scratch.
A small community in Arkholme—a tiny village in the UK—realized that they were always going to be overlooked when it came to fast broadband. So they decided to take matters into their own hands and build their own network. That meant spinning their own fiber, digging channels across field, and laying cables, all in the name of internet. The BBC explains :
They have exploited all sorts of local expertise - from the Lancaster University professor who is an expert in computer networks to the farmer's wife who has just retired from a career in IT support. The cooperation of local landowners has been vital - free access to fields has made it much cheaper to roll out the network. BT and other companies which have to dig up the country roads to lay fibre networks reckon it can cost as much as £10,000 to hook up one rural home - the people at B4RN reckon they can bring that down to around £1,000.
The result? Download speeds that are consistently over 900Mbps, which eclipses the speeds throughout the rest of the country, including London. And Google makes a big fuss about its Kansas City effort ! Pff!
Sadly, though, the community has run out of money for the install, and is now seeking investment soit can complete the project and roll out the super fast connection to everyone in the village. Let's hope it achieves it—because it's an amazing example of what a community can get done when it pulls together.
|Re: Local Farmers Install 1gbps Fibre Internet In Their Village by Ebestsmscom: 7:33am On Feb 15, 2013
The result? Download speeds that are consistently
Speechless with the result.
When will 9ja reach this far, maybe 1,000 centuries
Chai! seeeeeee speeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed.
|Re: Local Farmers Install 1gbps Fibre Internet In Their Village by samir101ng(m): 12:07pm On Feb 15, 2013
That's a good initiative by the local farmers. Allowing the fiber to be installed without paying for the right of way goes a long way in reducing deployment costs. However, hoping for that in Nigeria is mere wishful thinking. Just because of bad belle by somebody, the person will carry his cutlass at night and chop away your cables. smh !!