February 3, 2004

Broadband comes up from the sewer

Thousands of Scottish homes could soon get high-speed internet access through the sewerage system.

Scottish Water has launched a pilot scheme in Rosyth and believes leasing sewage pipes to broadband providers could drive down internet costs.

It also avoids the problem of digging up streets to lay wires and could bring access to remote parts of Scotland.

Link: bbc.co.uk

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