It costs more to supply you and the rest of your exchange with a service. If you choose to live in more remote areas it comes with compromises. You have far more open spaces than I do and breathe cleaner air, I have better broadband and transport infrastructure.
This isn't some game where the broadband fairy dances from exchange to exchange laying the fibre, upgrading the power and installing the new equipment for free. It costs money and if you're on a very sparsely populated exchange you're actually quite fortunate, relative to many in Europe and the world, to have access to any kind of broadband apart from satellite.
It costs a tad more per line on your exchange:
Serves (approx): 242 residential premises
20 non-residential premises.
To do all this work than on, say, mine:
Serves (approx): 13,906 residential premises
875 non-residential premises.
In fact yours probably cost more full stop as it probably didn't have the fibre optic backhaul ready.
Why should I, and others, subsidise your broadband when it's more expensive to provide than ours? Shouldn't you bear those costs?
This section of the forum is named 'not spots and slow spots' not 'not wanting to pay the going rate spots' for a good reason - many can't get a service as good as yours however much they are prepared to pay.
Edited by Ignitionnet (Tue 24-Jan-12 13:53:29)