High-speed broadband cables are to be run through 11 miles (18km) of water pipes in part of South Yorkshire to avoid digging up roads. The two-year trial would get better internet access to 8,500 homes and businesses between Barnsley and Penistone sooner, the government said. Sensors on the fibre-optic cables would also be used to help detect leaks. The government said, if successful, the scheme could be used more widely from 2024.
Digital infrastructure minister Julia Lopez
The CRALEY Lift & Shift vehicle has been out demonstrating our in-pipe leak detection for Anglian Water. CRALEY have been working with Anglian Water and Kier Group on a trial in Northampton demonstrating the CRALEY Sensing technology. Read about the trial on Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6922073886209527808 Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/7Fh0nf0gurs