British town to run fiber-optic cables through sewers


Normally when you think of fiber and sewers, a different, smellier thing comes to mind than broadband internet access. Hay-oh! Thank you, I’ll be here all week.

Bournemouth, UK, which is full of old people — Pem Charnley of EcoWorldly says that a common joke is “that the shop windows are all fitted with bi-focals to allow passers-by to ascertain what lies within” — will be running fiber-optic cabling through the town’s sewer system instead of digging shallow trenches in the ground.

That’s not a bad idea at all and I’m wondering why this hasn’t been done before or if it has, in fact, been done in other places. It’d make the system much easier to maintain.

via Newlaunches