In the village of Selling near to me there is no/poor broadband. KCC are trying to attract a potential provider to supply broadband by offering a grant however ALL post codes in the village would need to be covered. This will not be possible with wireless due to the trees, landscape and spread of the village. It would be nice to see BT bring FTTC to the village but we all know that won't happen! Especially as the village is spread across the boarders or 2 exchanges and several cabinets.
So where to go from here? As I see it the village could be left without any improvement in broadband unless cables are upgraded or FTTC is installed, both of which are very unlikely to happen!
The only other option might be to ditch BT and install a fibre optic network through the sewers but that'll cost a hell of a lot of money just to supply 327 houses and 17 businesses!
Details of the village and the request from KCC can be found at:- http://www.kent.gov.uk/business/broadband-service.htm
Any comments or help is much appreciated!
Edited by 5km (Sat 11-Jul-09 11:08:06)