H2O Networks have begun the installation in Sheffield of a city-wide, fibre-optic network in city's sewers. The fibre-optic network will total over 15km in length in a ring around Sheffield and provide the South Yorkshire city with broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps.
H20 Networks merely provide the super fast infrastructure, ISPs will act as agents to deliver the actual broadband connections to the consumers of Sheffield.
The network should be complete by September. However, no ISP provider has yet been appointed.
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