Funded by the technology strategy board, this project explored innovative ways to deliver next generation broadband access (at speeds of up to 1Gbps) throughout densely populated buildings such as hotels and flats. Economic issues were central to the feasibility study, and new approaches to the installation challenge were trialled in the Bath area.

The Bath Labs Hotel Broadband Trial builds on the work done in this project, and sets out to better the often expensive, usually slow – and sometimes non-existent broadband internet services in hotel rooms.