Family quoted 2,300 quid for fibre to the PREMISES... and is whinging

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Mike Tomlinson, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Mike Tomlinson

    MB Guest

    Works both ways probably. I remember a letter from a BT engineer in one
    rural area some years ago. He said that with a quite modest grant they
    could give everyone in the area ADSL quite quickly but the council or
    some Quango was going to spend far more on a wireless network. I have
    read of areas where wireless has been put in with a grant which only
    covered a fairly short period so after a year or so the system went out
    of use because no funds to pay for it.
    MB, Aug 17, 2015
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  2. Mike Tomlinson

    Optimist Guest

    The whole management of the BDUK project has come under fire. Meanwhile there is a report in the
    Mail today of a farmer who found a hotspot on his farm and installed his own broadband. He has
    started a business putting in similar installations for other people.
    Optimist, Aug 17, 2015
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  3. Mike Tomlinson

    Optimist Guest

    A follow-up to my own post. Dr Peter Cochrane (formerly of BT) was on BBC Today this morning,
    critical of the current broadband rollout programme. He has connected his own village by wireless,
    locating transceivers on the church tower. Regulations should be changed to enable people to
    install fibre and copper in their communities as well.
    Optimist, Aug 19, 2015
  4. Mike Tomlinson

    MB Guest

    Many just get a satellite feedm like a friend of mine.

    There is a lot of rubbish talked about how businesses cannot possibly
    survive which a very high speed connection.

    Obviously if you have a business that needs multiple high speed
    connections then you either do not set it up miles from anywhere or pay
    for a suitable connecton.

    If you want a telephone call centre then you similarly do not build
    miles from anywhere and expect the telcome company to sonnect to you
    free of charge.

    If you start a business miles from anywhere then you do not expect the
    bus companies to bring your employees to you without charging an
    economic fare. If you need lots of power then you pay the electricity
    supplier to install suitable capacity lines, similarly for the water
    company etc.

    It reminds me of some years ago when there used to be people retiring to
    remote locations to 'get away from it all' then moaning because they had
    poor TV and radio reception.
    MB, Aug 19, 2015
  5. Mike Tomlinson

    Optimist Guest

    Also city workers who move out into the sticks then expect their rail fares to be subsidised (in
    case you don't believe me, compare the cost of an annual season with the appropriate number of
    return tickets bought daily. Even the cheap off-peak fares work out a lot dearer than the season).
    Optimist, Aug 19, 2015
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