will i ever be able to get broadband? what is the future?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Ash, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Ash

    Ash Guest

    What is the future for us that don't happen to live next to a telephone
    exchange. I live 3 miles from the exchange so can't get Adsl, and no cable
    in my area. I live just north of Manchester, its hardly the middle of
    no-where and find it very anoying that I pay £25 (£15 to freeserve and £9.50
    for line rental of an extra line) to get 56kb/s when apparently 80% (althogh
    i don't believe that) of the population can get 10 times the speed for less
    cost.


    Will I ever be able to get broadband? If so, what technology is it likely
    to be and when?

    Does anyone believe that80% of the population live within 2-3 miles of their
    exchange? I would believe maybe 18%.

    Any ideas.

    Ash
     
    Ash, Nov 1, 2003
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    Colin Wilson Guest

    What is the future for us that don't happen to live next to a telephone
    Have you asked ?
    Have they refused ?

    Three miles may be within limits as long as the cable doesn`t go all over
    the place first...
     
    Colin Wilson, Nov 1, 2003
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  3. Ash

    Sunil Sood Guest

    You will find that currentl ADSL customers pay more than you - as well as
    the ADSL subscription they also have to pay BT line rental.
    Yes, you should be able to get broadband, if now now then one day. Not
    possible to say what technology though

    Have you applied since the 24th September? The line test limits were changed
    then...

    You can't just blame BT though - at least they have enabled your exchange,
    this hasn't happened to other area's yet.. you could just as well ask why a
    cable company hasn't built out in your area...
    Yes - most people live in cities etc so quite close to their telephone
    exchange.

    On average 97% of households on an enabled exchange can get 512K ADSL and
    from memory the stats go something like:

    150 exchanges cover London (1/6 of the population?)
    400 exchanges cover 25% of the population
    1000 exchanges cover 60% of the population etc

    BT are now up to 80% of the population with about 1700/1800 exchanges.

    Regards
    Sunil
     
    Sunil Sood, Nov 1, 2003
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  4. Ash

    Ash Guest

    Yes I have asked. They refused me initially, then they refused me again
    when I applied for the extended reach trial. It must not go in a staight
    line to my house as its 3 miles to the exchange.

    Also, I pay two line rentals, one for telephone and one for internet line.
    With Adsl I would only need one line, so it would be cheaper to have adsl if
    adsl is less than £25, which it now is.
     
    Ash, Nov 1, 2003
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    ollie Guest

    Also, I pay two line rentals, one for telephone and one for internet line.

    why ~ could you not get home highway either?
     
    ollie, Nov 1, 2003
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  6. Ash

    Colin Wilson Guest

    Yes I have asked. They refused me initially, then they refused me again
    Depending on how desperate you are to get it, others have reported paying
    for a new line to be installed with the express intent of adsl use. If
    they install the line and it won`t take adsl, you get your money back.

    Google the group for more info, i`m working from memory here :-}
     
    Colin Wilson, Nov 1, 2003
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  7. I don't. I pay £21.99 to Plusnet. I do pay a BT line rental, but I was
    paying that anyway for the phone, so perhaps it is misleading to include it
    in the comparison. I haven't needed to pay an additional line rental to be
    able to use the two services simultaneously.

    Rod.
     
    Roderick Stewart, Nov 2, 2003
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