I've just discovered that we are to be elevated to BT's 'up to 24Meg" service. Let joy be unconfined.....
However, as we currently have an attenuation of circa 57dB, I can't see this doing us much good unless the cables through the village are renewed. They were laid sometime around the mid-70s so since we are around 2.3 miles from the exchange it seems a fair bet there's a lot of aluminium. Part of the village has a high water table so the ducts probably flood which can't help.
So I've started looking at the possibility of taking a punt on mobile. With the advent of 4G within the next two or three years, this may be a fair bet.
Could someone tell me what frequencies this will use? I'm about a mile or so from two masts but don't have line-of-sight to either. Solwise have aerials that cover 820-1000MHz & 1700-2800MHz. Would these also cover 4G and, given no line of sight, which would be the best bet; directional or omni?
Thanks for any help. Even if 4G is a way off, it might be worth testing 3G as a backup/failover.