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Excellent.

Interesting to note that the BT spokesperson said that soon 95% of the country will have "fast" broadband. The population is around 66 million so 3.3 million won't have it.
(I know it will be mainly sparser populated rural areas that will be lacking - just sounded better put that way!).
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but it's the sparser populated areas that have the most need for connectivity, and the lowest expendable income....
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Interesting to note that the BT spokesperson said that soon 95% of the country will have "fast" broadband. The population is around 66 million so 3.3 million won't have it.
(I know it will be mainly sparser populated rural areas that will be lacking - just sounded better put that way!).
There are also many areas of London (including mine) with very poor Broadband from BT and no alternative.
Anywhere that was originally cabled direct to the exchange rather than via a roadside cabinet can't get fibre.
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but it's the sparser populated areas that have the most need for connectivity, and the lowest expendable income....
Oh dear.

So now someone else must be forced to pay for it, because some people prefer to live in the middle of nowhere?

How does that make sense?

Rather take the message from Christine Conder. Don't wait around and moan for the government to take people's money to make other people happy. Take initiative and JFDI.
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do they prefer to live there? Or is that what they have and leaving isn't a feasable option?
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do they prefer to live there? Or is that what they have and leaving isn't a feasable option?
If they are farmers I'd imagine living out there was essential...!!

But I have many clients who live in the middle of nowhere with far faster Broadband than I have 2 miles from Tower Bridge.
BT are largely ignoring the massive cabling issue they have.
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do they prefer to live there? Or is that what they have and leaving isn't a feasable option?
Then surely they should take the rough with the smooth?
Why do other people need to pay for more comfort for them?
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The rural area where I lived was bereft of broadband for many years.

A bunch of us in the village signed up to a private company and had line of sight antenna connections. This gave us about 3Mb when BT landline gave about 0.5 MB.

We are now connected by copper wire to the fibre cabinet 1/4 mile away and get 30Mb. It took years for fibre to (nearly) reach us and, no doubt, cost a lot more to install than elsewhere. I have no problem with subsidising others.

It really is a scandal that some areas of London have problems.

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Oh, I hope to invent one that is far way stronger than the strongest broadband in my community. She's an inspiration for diy technologist out there.

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