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Ottawa fibre-to-the-home experiment hits a snag

News | 08/05/2008 4:02 pm EDT

An innovative trial to bring a dedicated fibre optic link to 250 households in downtown Ottawa has failed to sign up any customers, due to a combination of existing regulations and a lack of competitors in the ISP market. But despite the hurdles, a policy analyst with Google says having customers own their own fibre could become a model for the future.

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