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Pace MultiDweller first UK residential deployment

February 26, 2010

Pace Networks' MultiDweller distribution platform has been deployed in the UK for the first time, opening up access to digital services for hard-to-reach residents in multi-dwelling apartments. Initially installed in apartment blocks in South Yorkshire as part of a joint project with not-for-profit organisation, The Advanced Digital Institute (ADI), and broadband provider, Thales UK, MultiDweller is being trialled as an extremely cost-effective technology in delivering high-quality internet connectivity and other digital services.

The project is aimed at determining how best to provide fast internet access to residents in multi-dwelling, 'digitally disenfranchised' areas including inner-city apartment blocks, social and sheltered housing. The findings, to be announced in March 2010, could help meet key objectives in the government's Digital Britain strategy, signposting a way to ensure affordable high-speed broadband access to around 2.5 million households in the UK.

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