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Fibrelink may supply Scottish broadband connections via cables in sewers.

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Optical fibre solutions provider Fibrelink (Scotland) Ltd has begun an initiative that could see broadband cables installed in the sewer system in Scotland.

Fibrelink is currently conducting a pilot project that will determine if the broadband cables will be deployed across Scotland in February 2004. Scottish Water will lease the sewer network and Fibrelink will enter into agreements with telecomms suppliers to deliver the broadband connection.

The cable that will be installed has a diameter of 22mm, a tensile breaking strain of 10 tonnes and has the capacity to offer high bandwidths.

No financial information was revealed.

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