Broadband in power lines

Statnett is now installing fibre optics in all new power lines to ensure communication between the company’s facilities. This will provide a lot of surplus capacity which will be offered to local suppliers, giving even small places in rural Norway access to broadband services with virtually unlimited capacity. Currently, 14 local companies are leasing fibre-optic capacity across 24 sections. Most of the contracts are in central and south-western Norway.