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Author Topic: Letting BT know you care!  (Read 4760 times)

Bowdon

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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2018, 11:34:59 AM »

It would be interesting using modern social media and good old leafleting houses to see how much support could be got to push for FTTP.

I remember a year ago I said on this forum that I am surprised at the lack of 'Groups' on facebook of people gathering together and trying to get better broadband. It is the perfect tool for the job. The only groups I see are people moaning about BT and (insert other ISP name here), Virgin Media, or the already established communities of local fibre products.

Another route people could go down is to contact their local councillor, or anyone else on the local council to try and get it put on the council agenda meetings.
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Weaver

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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2018, 02:51:47 PM »

Do I even have a PCP - I can't imagine where they would park one? There is no wall tree or house between me and Harrapul on the main road. Perhaps there is one in Broadford? (for some reason?)
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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2018, 03:45:10 PM »

@Weaver, looks like you are an exchange line, so no cabinet.

@Bowdon The vast majority of end users don't have a clue, just had a discussion here with someone who changed ISP because their speeds were low, in reality it's probably down to ally in their line as they are only 650 meters from a Huawei cabinet and the estimate for A range was 30 at best. Another person I know of changed isp because the wifi wasn't very good.
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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2018, 04:59:10 PM »

I was actually being slightly sarcastic about the expectation of everyone else paying for your FTTP. Last time I checked, there were millions still on ADSL despite having better speeds available to them via FTTC, perhaps because ADSL is adequate for them.
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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2018, 05:03:34 PM »

Thanks for that. Nice thought.
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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2018, 05:28:16 PM »



Last time I checked, there were millions still on ADSL despite having better speeds available to them via FTTC, perhaps because ADSL is adequate for them.

The father in law in my instance, but then complains why iPlayer sometimes stutters......

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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2018, 07:48:30 PM »

Weaver, we frequently holiday on Grimsay, between North and South Uist, and you always come to mind as we pass the turn off to Heasta on our way to Uig. Over there, the "standard" solution for broadband is satellite, why is this not suitable for you?
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Dwight

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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2018, 11:27:32 PM »


Another route people could go down is to contact their local Councillor, or anyone else on the local council to try and get it put on the council agenda meetings.

Did actually do that and the Council were less bothered than BT about Ultrafast. The only Cabs in town to be FTTP are the ......! You guessed it the Council ones! VM where more informative as the are currently digging up the northern area of town and working their way round eastwards. But BTOR couldn't give a fig now every one has FTTC and they've had the money from Welsh government. As some people are finding out as contract was to time and not completion of work!
But hey hoe we could always gather up our pitch forks and stampead the Mottle!
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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2018, 11:49:05 PM »

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The Highlands and Islands (H&I) Broadband Project covers the entire Highlands and Islands region and is being led and managed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). The project will be delivered in phases - the first phase aims to deliver next generation broadband to around 50 towns and communities geographically spread across the H&I region by 2015. Also by 2015 the project aims to provide everyone in the region with at least 2Mbps. The overall ambition of the project is for 100% coverage of next generation broadband by 2020. On 8 June 2011, the project entered its procurement phase which is expected to last 12 months. Delivery of connectivity improvements to the H&I region is expected to begin January 2013 onwards. HIE has so far secured an initial 20m to deliver the project through BDUK, HIE and EU funding.

It is rather vague how they will achieve this.  Other (UK) studies I have read said they will look at other technologies to provide access for the hardest to reach areas.

http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2012/01/1487/4

This about sums it up
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promote rural and community benefits, by supporting local projects and through contractual arrangements including education and improved technology.
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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2018, 12:54:10 AM »


I think the idea of supporting new local projects in Scotland is now dead - Highlands and Islands Enterprise announced the end of their Community Broadband Scotland initiative recently, which effectively killed North Skye Broadband's plans as well.

All hopes now seem to be on the Scottish Government's R100 plans
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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2018, 07:46:23 AM »

@atkinsong would be delighted if you would drop in and see me in Heasta - the very first house you see as you come down the hill towards the sea in the distance after three miles of very high moor. And of course the same is true for any Kitizens who can find an excuse to divert to this island.
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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2018, 09:58:40 PM »

Thought I'd get a quote on FTTPoD, just to see how affordable it is for me.

It really isn't.

Estimated Build Cost: 9,700.00 ex VAT   
Number of premises passed for FTTP: 10
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Dwight

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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2018, 09:19:05 PM »

Sotonsam, Mine was a similar price for a length of around 600 meters underground.
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Re: Letting BT know you care!
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2018, 12:08:13 AM »

Thats a joke. 1200 per household even with a decent number served.

Why do they even offer it to residential customers? Its a farce.
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