Ultrafast Broadband for Danderhall
Full fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology that delivers speeds of up to 362Mbps is coming to Danderhall.
16:14 01 May 2019
Ultrafast broadband that offers up to 362Mbps is now available in Danderhall after Virgin Media completed its full fibre to the premises (FTTP) rollout as part of its Project Lightning network expansion programme. The service will drastically improve the quality of broadband in Danderhall where the average download speed is 22.1Mbps. It will cut the downloading time of a standard HD movie from more than 30 minutes to just two minutes. Gamers will also be able to download a 25GB console game in under 10 minutes instead of two hours and 40 minutes on the average local connection.
Julie Agnew, Regional Director for Scotland at Virgin Media, said: “We are delighted that local residents and businesses in Danderhall can now start to benefit from the boost our ultrafast broadband will give them. We would also like to thank Midlothian Council for their help and support in rolling out our network in Danderhall, following our expansion to Loanhead and Bonnyrigg last year.”
Virtual power plant (VPP) on the UK’s south coast would showcase UK expertise in an emerging global smart grid market.
The Smart Local Energy System (SLES) project in Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea is set to establish a virtual power plant (VPP) aggregating domestic solar and battery storage, air source heat pumps, a marine source heat pump and electric vehicle chargers. Firms behind the project, which include Moixa, Flexitricity, Connected Energy, PassivSystems and Connected Energy, have claimed that the national rollout of the new technology is key to offsetting infrastructure upgrades worth as much as £32billion by 2035.
Chris Wright, chief technology officer at Moixa, said: “This project will show how solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles at home and in the workplace can play a vital role in creating a smart, low-carbon, energy system, cutting energy bills, saving the country billions and helping to meet our climate targets.”
Steve Read, West Sussex County Council’s director of Energy, Waste and Environment, said: “The lessons we learn will help the government to plan ahead and adapt our national energy system to the fundamental changes taking place. These include the growth in renewable energy supply, increasing demand for energy from electric vehicles and other innovations, and the challenge of balancing energy supply and demand.”