Optical fibres are based on simple physics – but they have changed our world, providing superfast broadband and new online services. How much do you know about it?
Which company won the vast majority of funding available from the government funded BDUK?
- Virgin Media
What fundamental physical property allows glass fibre cables to carry light round corners?
- Bragg diffraction
- Total internal reflection
- Gravitational lensing
- The eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
What is the name of the technology that can speed up a copper connection?
- Copper 2.0
TRUE or FALSE? TV pioneer John Logie Baird demonstrated optical fibres in the 1920s
Who is the current CEO of Openreach?
- Clive Selley
- Joe Garner
- Liv Garfield
- Gavin Patterson
Which of these is NOT a type of fibre network architecture?
- FTTC (Fibre to the cabinet)
- FTTP (Fibre to the premises)
- FTTN (Fibre to the neighbourhood)
- FTTS (Fibre to the stadium)
As of May 2017, how many UK premises can access the Openreach fibre network?
- 10 million
- 17.8 million
- 26.5 million
- 32 million
Tech Alert: Which kind of fibre works over the longest distances
- Single Mode
- Multi Mode
BT fibre is not available in which major UK city?
- Milton Keynes
BT was the big winner from BDUK - but which other company withdrew from the process in March 2013?
- Virgin Media
In December 2013, many Londoners lost their Internet because thieves stole fibre cables. What did they really want?
The UK's fibre infrastructure is made up primarily of which technology?
- Fibre to the Cabinet
- Fibre to the Premise
BT is "recycling" some undersea fibre which originally connected Britain to Spain. Where is it going now?
- The isle of Wight
- The Isle of Man
- The Isles of Scilly
Which country has the (troubled) National Broadband Network (NBN)?
Which is the best connected rural region in the UK?
Result: [SCORE-MESSAGE] out of [NB-OF-QUESTION-MESSAGE]
You're stuck on dial-up! Maybe you should get rewired.
Not bad, but you're more copper than fibre. Far too much buffering in that quiz.
You must have fibre to the brain! You're not just superfast, you're running at terabit speeds!