Government Urged To Go For 100Mb FTTH Broadband
The government has been urged by the i3 Group to commit to a 100Mbps fibre optic broadband to home network connection.
Since the Digital Britain Report was introduced back in January, the UK’s broadband speeds have been widely debated. With countries such as Japan already benefiting from speeds of around 100Mbps, it is feared that the UK will be left behind if it does not do something now to catch up.
The CEO of the i3 Group, Elfed Thomas, explained, “We are on the verge of a communications revolution in this country and the deployment of an infrastructure that will serve this nation for generations to come.”
Elfed continued, “For anyone to suggest that we let this opportunity pass with an “anything will do” attitude is scandulous. To say the public does not want 100Mbps is a smokescreen for the admission that BT is incapable of super fast broadband due to the limitations of its antiquated copper network.”
FTTH broadband is currently being installed by the i3 Group’s subsidiary “Fibrecity” in Bournemouth. There are 10 cities that are going to benefit from the network by 2010, but i3 says that there is no reason why other areas cannot also benefit.
Elfed also went on to explain that FTTH broadband can also be cost effective. He said, “Such low aspiration is an insult to UK plc, especially when we have a proven business model for fibre optic deployment which is already paying dividends for our customers and investors. With presence in Bournemouth and roll out starting in Dundee and South Ayrshire, we’re not simply chasing revenue by targeting the big cities like Manchester, Birmingham and London, as we want to see an inclusive, national rollout.”
Overall FTTH broadband definitely seems to be a potential answer when it comes to the cost effective implementation of a high speed broadband service. Japan uses an FTTH system and that is why it is currently the leading country in the world for broadband speeds.