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i3 Tackles Broadband Not Spots

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ANGLESEY, U.K. -- Fibre optic infrastructure specialist i3 Group is to trial a solution designed to finally address the major challenge of extending reliable, high-speed broadband to rural communities.

Known as Fibrezone, the solution, to be trialled for the first time on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, uses secure wireless and fibre optic infrastructure to deliver high speed broadband to homes in areas with limited or no broadband access, often referred to as ‘not spots’.

Elfed Thomas, CEO of i3 Group, the company that is behind Fibrecity, the UK’s largest fibre-to-the-home initiative, said: “Finding a solution to rural connectivity is a real challenge for the industry and i3 Group’s solution has been under development for some time.

“We have now reached the stage where we are ready to trial the technology as the availability of WiMAX 4G spectrum has only recently become available. The infrastructure will be deployed using the Group’s low cost methodologies which have allowed us to develop a rural model that will be commercially viable with some support from the public purse.”

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