My friend lives on a farm near Stannington, Sheffield. The farm is 7.5 km from the Ranmoor exchange so broadband speeds are very poor. The nearest built up area is approx 2km away and is fortunate to be served by a Digial Region fibre cabinet. Digital Region say the postcode is covered but the cant provide a service to the phone number as it may be an exchange only line. From the extreme edge of the farm you are within 600 metre of the Digital Region box.
In theory if we ran our own fibre across the farm we could get to the said location within 600 metres of the cabinet, but then how would we connect to the service?
If there was power at the side of the field we could enclose a router in a weather proof box but this is not the case.