0
Fixed

Saffle council plan connects 92% of rural homes to broadband

Wednesday 24 April 2013 | 13:11 CET | News

The Swedish Broadband Forum said its village grid working group has recently held a meeting with representatives of Saffle municipal administration to discuss its experiences of setting up a rural fibre optic network. It said 92 percent of homes in country areas around Saffle are now connected. Economic organisations there have set up a coordination group called SaffleBygdens fibernat (SaBy) and Saffle council has set up a municipal works called Saffle Kommunikation (SaKom), which is responsible for constructing the backbone network that will link local rural grids.

One reason for the success is the project is local involvement. One representative was put in charge of every five to ten households, with responsibility for everything from communication, land agreements and project management to welding. The result is that 2,220 connections out of 2,500 potential ones in the countryside have been achieved, at a gross cost of SEK 30,000 to SEK 32,000 per household. The average cost per metre is SEK 67.

Digging has been carried out at reasonable prices by local contracters at about SEK 24 per metre. Power companies have reduced their collocation costs from SEK 100-108 per metre to about SEK 16-25 per metre. Volunteers also worked on the project, taking about three working days per connection.


Categories: Fixed / Internet
Countries: Sweden
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

Fibre


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.






7%
Market share XS4ALL on the DSL market
Netherlands  |  2013 Q4

Calendar   /   Industry Events

21 Apr Netflix Q1 2014
21 Apr Rogers Communications Q1 2014
21 Apr Internet of Things Asia 2014
22 Apr Comcast Q1 2014
22 Apr Juniper Networks Q1 2014
22 Apr Zhone Technologies Q1 2014
22 Apr China Mobile Q1 2014
23 Apr Crown Castle Q1 2014
23 Apr TeliaSonera Q1 2014
23 Apr Motorola Solutions Q1 2014
23 Apr Facebook Q1 2014
23 Apr Ericsson Q1 2014
23 Apr Polycom Q1 2014
23 Apr Apple Q2 FY14
23 Apr Texas Instruments Q1 2014
23 Apr Fortinet Q1 2014
23 Apr Infinera Q1 2014
23 Apr China SDN/NFV Conference 2014
24 Apr Mobistar Q1 2014
24 Apr Freescale Semiconductor Q1 2014
24 Apr Sequans Q1 2014
24 Apr Millicom Q1 2014
24 Apr Broadcom Q1 2014
24 Apr Time Warner Cable Q1 2014
24 Apr Sonus Networks Q1 2014
24 Apr Verisign Q1 2014
24 Apr Microsoft fiscal Q3
24 Apr Amazon.com Q1 2014
24 Apr Netgear Q1 2014
24 Apr Telecoms Fraud Management and Revenue Assurance World Summit 2014
::: More Calendar Items