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Author Topic: (Mostly) All Wind and P olitics  (Read 2270 times)

waltergmw

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(Mostly) All Wind and P olitics
« on: June 06, 2011, 08:43:17 AM »

Gentlefolk,

I sometimes wonder whether administrators and journalists actually think of the practical requirements necessary to achieve their ambitions even after they have attempted to define a detailed tendering process.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-13660582

Virgin Media do not provide universal service coaxial availability even in the urban areas they cover. Similarly BT, with No Universal Broadband Service Obligation, don't do so only providing partial FTTC upgrades in an exchange area. Where they do so, the maximum installed capacity per FTTC is almost certainly a long way short of 100% of the PCP lines. After that add in the missing exchange areas (whether achieved by existing methods or new ones) and expect ALL these things to happen within one year of the current announced FTTC completion dates is perhaps stretching reality past even the most enthusiastic marketeer's most ambitious fantasy.

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Walter
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Re: (Mostly) All Wind and P olitics
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 07:40:24 PM »

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Surrey set to get 100% 'superfast' broadband

I think someone may be being a tad optimistic, and as you say not understand the realities.

The council may well think they are being smart and have "moved forward" by putting it out to tender, but if BT who can offset some costs from the more profitable areas dont think its viable then Im not sure who could/would afford to put in a tender to make sure even the most remote location is covered to ensure the 100%.

Even if someone did have shedloads of $ to throw at it, like you say I dont even see remote msans for FTTC being able to cover all areas.
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Re: (Mostly) All Wind and P olitics
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 10:25:43 AM »

Gentlefolk,

I'm not sure what has prompted what seems like a repetition of earlier announcements ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14539380

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Walter
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Re: (Mostly) All Wind and P olitics
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 10:37:08 AM »

Gentlefolk,

I'm not sure what has prompted what seems like a repetition of earlier announcements ?

If you say something often enough and with increasing conviction each time then even you believe in what you're saying  ;)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/speaker/improve/conviction/
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Re: (Mostly) All Wind and P olitics
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 06:23:56 AM »

Being allocated money and actually getting it to users are two different things.

Companies seem more interesting in increasing Broadband speeds in areas that have got good speeds,rather than areas with none,or very slow speeds.
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