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Using Electricity Pylons to Deliver Fibre-Optic

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Best Practice:
Using Electricity Pylons to Deliver Fibre-Optic
Digital Agenda Category:
Societal Challenges
Status:
Operational in Current Region
Producing Project:
ENGAGE
Implementing Region:
Nièvre
Implementing Organisation:
Syndicat mixte Niverlan
The County of Nievre replaced a broadband microwave link with fibreoptic cables carried by the pylons of the high-tension electricity network between two towns. This could increase the capillarity of the optic network for a future development and can reduce the civil engineering costs of a backbone by upto 80% (over the cost of digging). This is very important for rural areas.

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