Look Below the Surface
Optical fiber goes where only Ed Norton has gone before.Everyones looking for a way to get the Internet closer to consumers and businesses. But the "last mile" presents some formidable obstacles. Now we hear that two companies have teamed up to build an innovative, albeit unpleasant, way of delivering bandwidth: via the sewer. CityNet Telecommunications and CableRunner N.A. have partnered to build a last-mile fiber-optic network using the city of Vienna, Austrias existing, er, underground infrastructure.
While Vienna becomes CityNets first European venture, CableRunner has implemented its in-sewer fiber-optic network deployment technology in Paris and Berlin.