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Definition of the Ninety Percent...,
Quick question- is definition of the ninety percent target based on population or is it based on the percentage of telephone exchanges? ,
It is 90% of premises in Lincolnshire.,
If that is the case then under the rollout "as is" exchanges under around 850 premises will be in the bottom ten percent. That's around fifty exchanges in the county.,
So for those who live in the rural parts of our county,whom this project started out to help, will miss out!
Yep another own goal scored, be it Post Offices, Libraries, public transport or rural broadband.
One asks why there doesn't seem to be any demand? The answer maybe people are resigned to the fact regardlesd whether they engage or not they will still get nothing.
On the demand issue I do feel it's a bit of apathy mixed in with a bit of resignation.
As soon as the project does start I can see the public's interest increasing in super fast broadband- sadly by that stage the decisions will have been taken.
When BT ran their "Race to Infinity" as few years ago the minimum amount of premises in an exchange to apply was 1000 so I can't see (unless demand is incredibly high) many of the exchanges below 1000 being upgraded to fibre.
That said, the powers that be are looking at all solutions to get everyone up to a "decent" speed, even if the speed isn't super fast per se.,
"That said, the powers that be are looking at all solutions to get everyone up to a "decent" speed, even if the speed isn't super fast per se."
You are right in what you say. To be honest all I want to do is to be able to stream from BBC iPlayer in HD (even not HD would be good) with out buffering, and to purchase and download programmes from the internet in a reasonable time not hours or days. 4 to 8 meg would do it.,
Tooway's 2 way satellite currently allows 18Mbps down and 4 Mbps up. The last package is expensive monthly, but the usage cap is good, but may not suit a prolific down loader of films and music.
I another 2 years the download speed will be rising to 40 Mbps.
In a Lincs village, with 1.5Mbps ADSL, several on satellite and wireless BB are able to hit 18Mbps now.,