Last month, we took a closer look at the heat networks that will be delivering low-carbon, cost-effective energy across the Enterprise Zone. The majority of ducts and trenches used for these networks (such as those on the underside of the Arena Island Bridge) will also carry the ducts and cables required for another key Enterprise Zone project: superfast broadband.
As more companies move into the Enterprise Zone, especially those from the digital and hi-tech sectors, the availability of good broadband is absolutely crucial. In light of this, we decided to take a closer look at what’s currently on offer and what’s underway.
How does the infrastructure for heat networks support superfast broadband?
The infrastructure for heat networks is a network of underground pipes. While these pipes are being installed, broadband ducts will also be installed in the ground at the same time and within the same trench (where possible). Fibre-optic wires can then be pulled through the installed ducts when required.