More Hope For UK Rural Broadband

An interesting piece on the BBC SciTech site provides hope for those of us in the rural UK of seeing Broadband in the future.

Trials for the world’s first commercial high-speed internet service delivered over thin air have begun in the south Wales valleys. British Telecom is testing a new radio wave-based delivery system which could soon reach thousands of people not served by ground-based delivery systems… South Wales’ hilly terrain was chosen to put the equipment through its paces because the radio waves depend on a clear line of sight in the air. But it threatens to make redundant wireless technologies such as the 802.11b standard. They rely on each household seeing a central server aerial, while Friday’s trial creates a community membrane in which each house jointly carries the signal, like a daisy chain. It means even communities in mountainous areas like Wales could be wired together without cables.

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