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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Mon 26-Sep-11 14:45:12
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BT Strategy for rural areas?


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Does BT have a strategy and technology plan for providing fast broadband in rural areas, such as where I live in Kent, 6km cable distance from the non FFTC exchange and 5km from the cabinet?

By fast I mean 10Mbps or more which would give me an order of magnitude improvement.

Michael Chare
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 26-Sep-11 14:51:44
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Re: BT Strategy for rural areas?


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Strategy will involve bidding for funding from councils as they spend to improve rural broadband to meet USC and superfast ambitions for 2015

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Standard User wirelesspacman
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 26-Sep-11 20:50:02
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Re: BT Strategy for rural areas?


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You took the words right out of my mouth!

Except I would not have been quite so subtle!! Fleecing BDUK/UK plc would have been my take.

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Standard User slimj
(member) Tue 27-Sep-11 10:24:03
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Re: BT Strategy for rural areas?


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Where are you based?

A company such as VFast may be covering your area (or are going to in the near future), they offer high speed wireless broadband currently up to 25mbit with potentially faster speeds in the near future.

Check out the Wireless forum if you want to know more.

VFast Wireless Broadband.
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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Tue 27-Sep-11 12:11:23
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What technologies are they deploying for situations as above?

Michael Chare
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(staff) Tue 27-Sep-11 12:21:18
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As yet believe Cornwall is the only one to go ahead and start deploying, others are in the talking/bidding phases.

ADSL2+
FTTC
FTTP
BET
Possibly some satellite

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Tue 27-Sep-11 12:26:26
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In reply to a post by slimj:
Where are you based?

A company such as VFast may be covering your area (or are going to in the near future), they offer high speed wireless broadband currently up to 25mbit with potentially faster speeds in the near future.

My question was about BT! What would BT provide if funding was available? For a fixed connection, I either need fibre to the home, or an FTTC cabinet installed much closer to my house.

VFast don't have anything nearby at the moment, but there are plenty of trees. I don't know how much adverse impact these trees would have but it is a potential issue.

There was a wireless operator a few years ago, but I think that it failed. Frankly I distrust small IT companies, they can easily be put out of business by changes in technology or competitive moves by larger companies.

Michael Chare
Standard User Michael_Chare
(committed) Tue 27-Sep-11 12:39:27
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Thanks. Do you know if BT have been persuaded to install additional FTTC equipment (cabinets), downstream from their main cabinets?

Michael Chare
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(staff) Tue 27-Sep-11 12:54:23
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Not seen any evidence of this, the FTTC is a supplement to the existing green street cabinets

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 27-Sep-11 13:46:27
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What exchange are you is it an announced or not is the question you need to ask

www.samkows.com will confim which exchange and what is happening to that exchange ie is sit announced , live (but not all cabs) or not announced -- please incldue the market type as well
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