Internet connections on poles in Brighton

It’s often said that the internet is fragile, increasingly scary as a modern connection is fast becoming essential for everyday living. The birds-nest of cables and fibres at the top of this pole represents a single point of failure of the internet connections of nearly fifty households; it’s a difficult and hazardous place to work as well as being exposed to wind, rain and storms. The result is a modern connection but with reliability rather less than the previous infrastructure. There must be a better way than these poles in the Fiveways area of Brighton.

Photography note: the resizing of the image for the web page causes some of the wires to appear to have kinks.