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Topic # 129384 13-Sep-2013 14:01
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I was listening to an episode of BBC Click, and they were covering the B4RN project in the UK. It's a kick a** rural fibre network rolled out by the people at a fraction of the cost BT can do it for.

Each house gets 2 fibres (for redundancy) and a Gb connection. Users that were on dialup are getting 600Mb/s. 

This is seriously interesting, I'm sure NZ is too sparsely populated to make it worth while here, but it certainly gets you thinking...




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  Reply # 895248 13-Sep-2013 14:27
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This happened someone around the wider Manawatu area - can't remember where exactly.

Inspire Net said to the community, here is some fibre. You lay it and we will connect it. I don't think they were provided with Gb services but it sure as hell beats 28.8kb dial-up.

When there aren't council consents are road management and all that in place it makes it so so so much cheaper.

Two thirds of the cost of laying fibre is the civil work to get it done. The fibre and the equipment is relatively cheap.

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