Virgin Media is to zap ultrafast broadband into a Welsh village via electricity poles. It will test the service in the Welsh village of Crumlin, Caerphilly, piggybacking a 50Mb broadband fibre-optic network on to existing electricity pylons.
Although Virgin reckons speeds could hit 50Mbps, asthe actual results could be much lower.
The first trial of an aerial fibre-optic network was purpose-built in Woolhampton, Berkshire, earlier this year, but this is the first trial to use pre-existing infrastructure.
We love the idea that sleepy hamlets around the country are blessed with random pockets of advanced technology, likeor independent -- in Little Middlington in Polkadotshire, rural Britons are probably zooming around in jetpacks.
Shame they don't have a post office any more.