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Fibre Optic Trials[edit | edit source]

Rediffusion were pioneers in Fibre Optic cabling which today carries the backbone of the internet worldwide. The first trial of it for carrying video was in Hastings during 1976 between Blackman Avenue and the offices on the. Rediffussion were superceded by Granada TV carrying out TV rentals and operating shops in Queens Parade and London Road.