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Author Topic: Ultra high speed internet access pipe experience  (Read 1036 times)

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Re: Ultra high speed internet access pipe experience
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2020, 06:49:05 PM »

Hi Carl I am in the village of Heasta, Skye. In fact thereís an old thread about my 7300m phone lines. Iím not sure how much it would cost to run fibre into here from NSBFD. Perhaps I should have done it some years ago.
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Re: Ultra high speed internet access pipe experience
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2020, 10:26:43 PM »

The thread in question is "Ultra-long line beyond 63.5 dB attn" which runs to eight pages!

It was at this point in the above thread where I discovered the location of the "Weaving Shed" (in "Weaver-land").
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Re: Ultra high speed internet access pipe experience
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2020, 04:31:59 AM »

The thing you find on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w7cwi7vXGw
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Re: Ultra high speed internet access pipe experience
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2020, 04:13:01 PM »

That's a good find.  :)

I've virtually-travelled that road on a number of occasions (via Google Maps Street View) looking at the places where the telecommunication cables were lying beside the road.
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Re: Ultra high speed internet access pipe experience
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2020, 04:40:03 PM »

Thatís a very good YouTube posting. Iím assuming it was filmed by a local not a visitor because of the speed that she/he is driving at, confident. When you see the "Heasta" village sign at the Heasta cattle grid I am high above on the right. My house can be seen on the right of the road as you come down towards the village. Itís white with some large trees right by it.
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Re: Ultra high speed internet access pipe experience
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2020, 04:52:03 PM »

Iím assuming it was filmed by a local not a visitor . . .

Have you watched part two? S/he continues the journey, almost to the shore, before turning into the driveway of a newer looking house to the right of the road.
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Re: Ultra high speed internet access pipe experience
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2020, 05:36:12 PM »

It looks a lovely place to live, but I can't even begin to imagine living somewhere so far from a hospital.
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Re: Ultra high speed internet access pipe experience
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2020, 05:57:12 PM »

I have watched part two.

@Alex thereís a hospital in Broadford, half a mile from the end of the road. So Iíd say itís four miles or 15m mins to the hospital, time depending on how much youíre making allowances for the fragile patient and very bumpy road. Thatís why Iím very fortunate. The hospital is marked in google maps in the centre of Broadford, on the north side of the road, set back a little way. The GPsí medical centre is next to the hospital.
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Re: Ultra high speed internet access pipe experience
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2020, 12:55:15 AM »

Where I live, about an hour and a halfís drive from London, we are equidistant between two NHS hospitals.  Each is about 10-15 miles, or 20-30 mins drive.   

But you wouldnít drive to them as neither has credible car parking facilities, NHS guidance being to cycle, or to use public transport.  Yet being a small hamlet,  there are no local taxis, and the community buses run just three times a week.

If healthcare were paramount I could easily be tempted by a move to the Hebrides. :)
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Re: Ultra high speed internet access pipe experience
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2020, 01:56:27 AM »

There is a small amount of parking at the Broadford Hospital. Itís free and in the incredibly rare event that the car parking out at the front is full up, then you can always park at the doctorsí, at the medical centre, just next door, down the road. The hospital has an emergency dest, and x-ray and ultrasound. They used to do major operations there but now for some reason they have stopped that, although I have had several lots of minor surgery there. They have a dozen or so patients resident - Iím not sure exactly how many. I have had a stay several times. I have also been to hospital in Fort William and Inverness both of which are hospitals where they do serious stuff, very major surgery.
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