So, no telco, no city, but a grass roots start-up.
The interesting parts of the story:
- Bit rates are very high, at an average of 94 Mbps.
- 28 Homes are connected and the target is 2500.
- The organisation claims its success depends less on scale than on concentration and social cohesion of the participants. There will be no call-centers but instead the inhabitants will take care of issues themselves. Full roll-out depends on at least 50% taking part.
- The network is open for service providers.
- It piggybacks on the TeleMANN network of Nijmegen's Radboud University, supplying fiber connections to students in a nearby area, which buried some extra ducts.