UK Housing Development to Deploy Calix Gear for FTTH

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DERWENTHORPE, YORKSHIRE, UK – A visionary, award-winning housing development under construction in Yorkshire will deploy gigabit fiber broadband to more than 540 homes using the Calix E7-2 modular Ethernet Service Access Platform.

With the Calix E7-2 and point-to-point gigabit Ethernet technology, which will be delivered through value-added-reseller Fibre Options, residents will receive high-speed data services at up to 1 Gbps, advanced television services via Integrated Reception Systems and VoIP services. This project and its powerful broadband infrastructure is anticipated to provide a boost to the area’s economy, aid in fulfilling the environmental vision of bringing work closer to home and provide a wide range of e-services, including e-government, telemedicine and e-learning.

A Replicable Project
Created by the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, Derwenthorpe is on the outskirts of the city of York and has been designed as an example of sustainable community living for villages of the future. Winner of a 2010 Housing Design Award for the best recently completed and planned housing schemes in the UK, it includes many affordable-housing units and incorporates a number of environmental features. The Trust aims to complement these by offering advanced high-speed broadband services via a fiber optic network.

Nigel Ingram of the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust comments, “Broadband services, especially the kind of high-bandwidth services that fiber can offer, are extremely powerful for communities such as Derwenthorpe – they open up boundless possibilities for community living, creating a rich mix of work, leisure and residential services in one place. They are a key economic enabler and a significant part of this housing concept. We expect to replicate this concept in other communities in and around York.”

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