Sheffield Set To Benefit From Super-Fast Broadband
Homes and businesses in Sheffield may soon benefit from super-fast broadband speeds that will run through the city’s sewers.
H20 Networks, the company providing the network infrastructure has already built similar broadband networks in Dundee and Bournemouth.
The network will be built on top of the existing fibre optic broadband network that is currently used for Sheffield student accommodation and luxury flats in the town.
When ready in September, it is expected that broadband speeds will reach up to 100Mbps compared to the UK’s average broadband speed of around 3Mbps.
Once the super fast network has been installed, a small 4 inch box will need to be attached to the front of a subscribers home which will connect to the network.
This will enable the home to benefit from HD gaming services and on demand HDTV, together with the ability to download full length high quality films in just a matter of minutes.
While H20 Networks will be providing the network infrastructure, it is likely to be one of the UK’s major broadband providers who will act as an agent and provide the actual broadband service to customers – though to date none have yet signed up to do this.
H20 Networks plan to install similar networks across other towns in the UK once Sheffield is completed at the end of September.