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Standard User hvis42
(newbie) Thu 29-Dec-16 15:40:33
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Re: Rotherhithe (Zone 2, London)


[re: Fastman2] [link to this post]
 
Not in any useful way next door as there are no homeowners there.

Going further down the street would require a street cabinet instead of something based in our building, which would be a project of a completely different magnitude, permissions etc instead of doing something we can fully control by ourselves. And this would again make me a wandering fibre broadband salesman to unknown people, which I do not have time, energy, enthusiasm or skills to do.

This is the problem there. I could chip in £500 to solve the problem but I do not have any intention to start selling this door to door. I would assume others think pretty much the same.

A company who has salespeople on their payrolls should send them to do this, as it is or could be their business. They should do their calculations and present a case for potential buyers with a price tag. As they refuse to do this either, I guess everyone involved understands the difficulty of solving the problem even with residents' money there.

This is where I hope the government initiatives will help next year. If it makes network investments more attractive in general, it might motivate someone to start selling their solution without a large "community" present driving the project.
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 29-Dec-16 16:23:51
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Re: Rotherhithe (Zone 2, London)


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The problem is paying those salesmen costs money and if there aren't enough people wanting to do something about it in an area then all of that work is likely to be for nought. From the suppliers perspective it is better to do nothing. It is you that wants it changed and if you want it then you would have to put the leg work in to prove to the supplier that it is worth their while - it costs a lot of money to put that amount of work in and therefore is likely to not have a useful ROI.

This is the same reason that B4RN exists - the big companies couldn't justify the cost of cabling the locations. The locals could spend many of their own hours drumming up business, digging trenches, installing cables, running networks, etc - if they added up a true market value of their time then it is highly likely that as a business it would have gone bust long ago. Only the work of volunteers makes it viable.
Standard User gavsdavs
(experienced) Sun 19-Mar-17 14:31:04
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Re: Rotherhithe (Zone 2, London)


[re: ian72] [link to this post]
 
Over the last few months I've seen 4 FTTC cabinets go in very near to me.

This means a good number of people must now be able to get FTTC services (like myself).

Has anyone else reading this thread benefitted from this work by BT ?


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Standard User mmb
(newbie) Thu 20-Apr-17 13:54:02
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Re: Rotherhithe (Zone 2, London)


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BT has done nothing for Brunswick Quay still stuck on our EO lines - waiting to see what Hyperoptic come back with (they are doing a survey) but not holding out too much hope. Virgin showed interest in May 2015 saying they are coming but still waiting - we now get the register your interest page rather than the Your neighbourhood looks pretty good page. Still with the forthcoming election I will be remembering Southwark Labour's pledge to bring superfast broadband to Rotherhithe back in March 2014 when making my decision on who to vote for...
Standard User alloneword
(member) Mon 24-Apr-17 23:31:54
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Re: Rotherhithe (Zone 2, London)


[re: mmb] [link to this post]
 
In reply to a post by mmb:
BT has done nothing for Brunswick Quay still stuck on our EO lines - waiting to see what Hyperoptic come back with (they are doing a survey) but not holding out too much hope. Virgin showed interest in May 2015 saying they are coming but still waiting - we now get the register your interest page rather than the Your neighbourhood looks pretty good page. Still with the forthcoming election I will be remembering Southwark Labour's pledge to bring superfast broadband to Rotherhithe back in March 2014 when making my decision on who to vote for...

See my other post it may help you out a bit

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