Cable-laying drone wires up remote Welsh village
- December 1, 2017
- Posted by: Davio Engineers
- Category: Innovation, Technology
A drone has helped bring superfast broadband services to an isolated Welsh village.
Cable company Openreach used the drone to avoid having to lay cable across “challenging” terrain that included woods, a river and steep hills.
The drone was flown across a section of forest near Pontfadog, Wrexham, to help sling wires between telegraph poles.
The community’s 20 homes now have access to ultrafast broadband that can run at speeds of up to 1Gbps.