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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Wed 29-Jul-15 11:48:27
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Broadband Inquiry - The remaining 5%


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http://www.thenational.scot/news/broadband-service-f...

I can't help but wonder if the committee will decide that a nice BB levy is in order.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 29-Jul-15 12:06:32
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Re: Broadband Inquiry - The remaining 5%


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Pay attention to the faux pas on the on the 90% target date. At current rate and it has been that way for a while now Dec 2015/Jan 2016 will see the 24 Mbps 90% target hit.

With projects awarding money to non BT firms now, the debate over final 5% and Universal Service Obligations gets more difficult.

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 29-Jul-15 12:36:40
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How far will the levy actually go?

You know the Cabrach exchange - serving well under 50 premises. That would probably need 4 or 5 cabinets and major ductwork to install them. Say £50k per cabinet and 10 potential users. With a 50% uptake just 5 per cabinet meaning about £10k per user.

50p/month or £6 pa - after admin say £5 meaning it would take 2000 existing users a year to pay for it.


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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Wed 29-Jul-15 12:42:02
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Internet in the Cabrach? The Cabrach is for adventure. Or for digging snow all winter.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 29-Jul-15 12:58:09
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Need to make sure the Grouse Inn has not run dry!


Seriously though, it is places like that which are the last 2% and are uneconomic to provide service to in the near future! It would probably be just as cheap - or possibly cheaper to provide all of the properties with FTTP.


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