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Standard User PlugThingsIn
(newbie) Tue 08-May-12 20:53:16
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How Come ISPs Aren't in Every Town?


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I wanted to see if anyone could answer a question for me:

How come ISPs are in some towns, but not others? Especially the larger companies. Is it something to do with the city, the ISP, costs, etc, or all of the above?

Could anyone provide links to information that might explain this in more detail?

Thank you in advance.

- Matt
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 08-May-12 21:11:13
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Re: How Come ISPs Aren't in Every Town?


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Sorry, but are you sure you understand what ISP means ?

Why aren't electricity companies in every town, or gas companies, or water.

You don't "have to be in a town" to provide a service.
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(Unregistered)Tue 08-May-12 21:19:53
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Re: How Come ISPs Aren't in Every Town?


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Matt Geer - chief writer for PlugThingsIn.com who "advise" on things like internet etc.

Seems a very strange question for an internet enabled consultancy.

Or was your post simply an advert to spread your company name ??

Curious question - curious post.


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Moderator billford
(moderator) Tue 08-May-12 21:31:41
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Re: How Come ISPs Aren't in Every Town?


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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Seems a very strange question for an internet enabled consultancy.
Perhaps it's a reasonable question in the USA... not sure what relevance it has in the UK.

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Standard User HTTP404
(newbie) Tue 08-May-12 21:35:38
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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 08-May-12 21:37:55
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 08-May-12 21:41:14
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None of the above!

BT is in every town and village.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Tue 08-May-12 22:14:10
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Re: How Come ISPs Aren't in Every Town?


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In reply to a post by PlugThingsIn:
How come ISPs are in some towns, but not others? Especially the larger companies. Is it something to do with the city, the ISP, costs, etc, or all of the above?

Could anyone provide links to information that might explain this in more detail?


If you're talking about the UK then you need to understand that the ISPs aren't in the exchange, there are a few network companies that provide access from the DSL subscriber through to the network of the ISP.

The biggest is BTwholesale who provide connectivity services to 100+ ISPs and that works in almost every UK exchange. Then you have Sky, TalkTalk, C&W, and some others, who provide services in a lot of exchanges.

The main part of this site, and Samknows.com are good places to read me.

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Standard User PlugThingsIn
(newbie) Tue 08-May-12 22:19:16
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Re: How Come ISPs Aren't in Every Town?


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I do, but I failed to realize that this was a forum primarily (or entirely) focused on UK broadband. Here in the US it's not as straightforward as that, which is why I asked.

And I didn't mean "in town," but for example, Comcast might provide to City A, but it doesn't provide service to City B. I'm curious as to why not.

In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Sorry, but are you sure you understand what ISP means ?

Why aren't electricity companies in every town, or gas companies, or water.

You don't "have to be in a town" to provide a service.
Standard User PlugThingsIn
(newbie) Tue 08-May-12 22:21:01
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Not an attempt to spread "my name" at all. In fact, it really doesn't mean anything since this is a UK forum and my website is US focused.

The reason for using my site name is because I'm not the only owner, and I thought the other guys would like to ask questions and participate, too. That's why I used my name at the end of the post.

In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Matt Geer - chief writer for PlugThingsIn.com who "advise" on things like internet etc.

Seems a very strange question for an internet enabled consultancy.

Or was your post simply an advert to spread your company name ??

Curious question - curious post.
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