Tuesday, 21 July 2009

NEWS: High-fibre diet for Blueskin mudflats

High-fibre diet for Blueskin mudflats

Photo supplied by Chorus: Blueskin Bay and the proposed fibre-optic cable route

Chorus, the phone-lines division of Telecom New Zealand, is planning
to dig a fibre-optic line across Blueskin Bay.

Telecommunication services are currently provided to Warrington
via three copper cables laid in 1956, 1974 and 1979.

Chorus wants to lay a new 24-fibre cable as the existing copper cables are
"nearing the end of their functional life" and "fibre optic cable is a
more recent and more robust technology."

The cable is proposed to be laid using a mole plough towed by a bulldozer.

Chorus will seek resource consent from the Otago Regional
Council and consult the local community and Department of
Conservation.

by the editors

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