Thursday 29 May 2008

Plans to install fibre optic network in Benidorm

The council has started a viability study ahead of offering a service to tender.

Benidorm Town Hall is trying to get a fibre optic network established for the second time. Back in 2004 a concession was awarded to a private company to create the network, but given that three years later no cabling had started the concession was removed. Now the council has voted to launch a viability study for a new tender for a fibre optic network which would bring super high speed internet and data connections.Cost of installing such a network has been estimated at 10 million €, and the company winning a tender would have to pay a sum for the concession to the town hall. Already one company has expressed an interest in developing the service in the town.