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Anonymous
Posted on Wednesday, 28 April 2004 - 08:47 pm:   

Broadband


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An announcement from BT is that they are trialling extending the reach to between 8 and 10km from an exchange - this initially in Milton Keynes (where there are significant problems with aluminium and poor copper, so if it works there it should work everywhere). I have no detailed knowledge of when this is likely to go nationwide - just "later this year" - so again I will keep you informed. Whilst this extension will only enable 512Kb broadband (and maybe even slightly slower at the furthest reach) we are told that BT will re-examine the ranges of faster (1Mb and 2Mb) ADSL as well.


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Anonymous
Posted on Wednesday, 07 November 2001 - 03:04 pm:   

BT only has to provide a 2400bps service for data to be in accord with the licience issued by OFTEL.

However, it does have a self-imposed target of 9,600 bit/sec on analogue lines.

For further details see the OFTEL page about Intenet Speeds.
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Anonymous
Posted on Tuesday, 20 June 2000 - 12:50 pm:   

I have a BT line that I use for the internet. It drops out a lot. Does anyone else have the same problem of unreliable phone connections?
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Phil
Posted on Thursday, 22 June 2000 - 10:47 pm:   

I think Mel has a problem. His line is being looked at by BT in the next few days as it does not ring his phone. I guess Well Hill is just too far from the exchange at Knockholt for those little electons to travel along the copper wire!
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Phil
Posted on Monday, 21 August 2000 - 05:17 pm:   

The WHRA are tackling BT about the problems.

We will keep you informed.

We know that some areas of Well Hill cannot have ISDN due to the distance from the exhange and that ALL of us cannot have ADSL lines because we are all too far from the exchange.

If you are having problems accessing the internet, please let us know......
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Anonymous
Posted on Wednesday, 06 December 2000 - 06:01 pm:   

Tuesday 28th November 2000 7:00pm

Government pledges to 'wire the countryside'

The UK government today pledged to boost access to technology in rural areas as part of its drive to narrow the gap between high-tech haves and have nots.

In an introduction to the White Paper Our Countryside: The Future, published today, deputy prime minister John Prescott and agriculture secretary Nick Brown say the government wants to subsidise local facilities and invest in "technology access points like internet kiosks".

The ministers say they are setting up 100 internet access and learning points across the country. The aim is stated to be: "So that people in rural areas have easy and convenient use of information and communications technology to help them access, for instance, health advice, employment opportunities, legal and court services.

"We are stimulating wider broadband coverage to make high speed internet access and business data transfer available in more rural areas," the report says. "We will raise skill levels, using the internet to extend training opportunities."

Under the subtitle A fair deal for rural England, the report also promises more investment in small businesses to create new jobs and more workspaces in small towns.

Over 100m from government and European funding will be available to market towns, while rural businesses will be given support by the Small Business Service.

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