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Thursday, 24 July 2008

BBC coverage of "DIY" Fibre

Yesterday the BBC posted a story here about the rising interest in community based fibre projects. The story includes coverage of CBN and also highlights the great work being done by Daniel Heery and colleagues in Cumbria.

Also an odd comment from Ian Fogg, an analyst with Jupiter Research, who suggests a community fibre deployment could be at risk if a commercial player chose to (presumably) deploy a parallel network. What I don't understand is what would encourage a commercial provider to do such a thing, when the take up rate in the face of a pre-existing network would surely be very poor.

Certainly worth a read.

1 comment:

Cybersavvy UK said...

Ian Fogg appears to have missed the fact that most communities are planning to install open networks, not the closed ones that industry/telcos are planning. ie they can come and play on our networks and have access to our consumers. Also, there is some sort of assumption here that we don't know what we are doing and haven't learnt many, many lessons from phase 1 of the CANdo operation - community access networks!

I wish I could believe what Jane has written about CBN, Daniel etc but I think a lot of it is still in the blue sky thinking, feasibility study stage and not actually quite as far advanced as is made out in this article.

Correct me if I'm wrong.....