Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Mar 2010 09:48 UTC
Internet & Networking "The city of Amsterdam has been involved for several years in building Citynet, a partnership between the city and two private investors to wire 40000 Amsterdam buildings with fiber. And it's not just fiber, it's open access fiber - any ISP can sign up to use the infrastructure and deliver ultra-fast Internet access. In 2008, the European Union ruled that the city's involvement in the project was in fact legal, and that it was not improperly interfering in the market. We asked Herman Wagter, CEO of the company that built Citynet fiber project, to talk about how he got the job done, and to explain the challenges of rolling out fiber in a densely crowded European city." In case you're wondering: no, I don't live in Amsterdam. My small hick town has plans for fibre too, however.
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by twitterfire on Fri 19th Mar 2010 15:58 UTC
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We are building for some years too a metropolitan fiber network in Bucharest called , guess what? Citynet.

Although I don't know what's the use since major ISPs offer FTTB and FTTH since few years ago.

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