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United Kingdom : GIGABIT fibre broadband network for Basingstoke trial build by Sky

Sky has constructed its own optic network for a small group of homes in , possibily delivering speeds of up to 950Mbps.Such speeds would far outdo the best widely available download speed in the , which is at present up to 152Mbps from Virgin Media.A Sky spokesperson said, This trial will help us to understand the potential for new technology to support us in giving customers an even better broadband service .Sky’s trial comprises using overhead poles to bring cables straight to residents’ homes rather than to the local exchange. This would allow much higher download speeds by removing the need to use copper cables between the exchange and a user’s home.

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