Re: Rediffusion infrastructure
As many will know the world's first fibre optic network was installed in Hastings, East Sussex by Rediffusion.
I am trying to find out who owns it, as it is defunct, but the cables and all the underground infrastructure are still intact. Interestingly Hastings does not have Virgin Media, nor any other Fibre network, and is not on BT FTTC plans! They could actually install FTTC through many of the old fibres at very little cost, and at the very least without any overhead installations! It seems that after Granada bought Rediffusion they abandoned the system (incredibly expensive) and then it was sold to Maxwell Communications !!!!
When they went bust everyone seems to have forgotten about the millions invested in Hastings.
Does it now belong to Virgin?