South Wales village to trial new fibre broadband provision
The village of Crumlin, Caerphilly, has been chosen to trial new fibre broadband from Virgin Media delivered over existing electricity poles.
Although Virgin Media has deployed fibre over ground before in the village of Woolhampton in Berkshire, it was done there using purpose built telegraph poles. The aerial deployment in Crumlin will be the first time that existing infrastructure will have been used.
These fibre trials will mean that broadband users in Crumlin will be able to receive fibre broadband up to 50Mb and also access Virgin Media’s TV packages.
The deal between Virgin Media and Surf Telecoms, who are a Western Power Distribution company, means that Virgin Media can potentially reach over 1 million new homes across South West England and South and West Wales.
Source: Broadband Watchdog