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Policy position

Use of potable water pipes for the routing of broadband cable

Water UK considers that water companies should not allow the introduction of broadband fibre optic cabling into potable water systems, either in the water mains in the highway or in the service pipes connecting mains to properties.

This position paper outlines some of the risks involved and is intended for use by company professionals in discussion with potential broadband service providers.