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    News - Ofcom releases broadband and mobile network coverage report

    Ofcom reveals detailed report of UK broadband and mobile network coverage.
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    Re: News - Ofcom releases broadband and mobile network coverage report

    so there's better mobile coverage and broadband speed in major cities and towns and poor coverage in the middle of empty fields and wilderness (aka scotland and wales), that's a shocking result

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    Re: News - Ofcom releases broadband and mobile network coverage report

    Quote Originally Posted by andyb123 View Post
    so there's better mobile coverage and broadband speed in major cities and towns and poor coverage in the middle of empty fields and wilderness (aka scotland and wales), that's a shocking result
    If you meant "empty fields and wilderness in Scotland and Wales" then I'll agree, otherwise not.

    Interesting to see Edinburgh seems to be the best place to get good service - wonder if that's anything to do with a combination of notable BT and VirginMedia presences, along with a thriving financial sector.

    I'll have to do some digging on that site - because I'm interested to see who in the mobile operators has the best coverage. From experience Three get the best data rates when you can get a signal.

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    Re: News - Ofcom releases broadband and mobile network coverage report

    Its all well and good Ofcom releasing these reports, thing is though nothing is being done to make things better really. Said it before, there is no cable in my area and no sign of it showing up either. Lucky if our Broadband hits 3Mb and be stable at the same time. Mobile coverage we have to be on the top floor of the house to get 3G, anywhere else it is a flaky GPRS signal, tried the different networks and its the same with all of them.

    The area I live is outside a town, semi rural. Trouble is, as the crow flies its a mile to the exchange, but due to BT's old infrasrtucture we are 10 miles of cable before it comes to our house, go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Interesting to see Edinburgh seems to be the best place to get good service - wonder if that's anything to do with a combination of notable BT and VirginMedia presences, along with a thriving financial sector.
    Edinburgh is interesting, and I think you are right. I would hazard a guess that it has to do with the proliferation of Virgin cable and now BT infinity, combined with the fact that large areas are unable to get sky TV because of the large areas of listed buildings/buildings unable to get a standard Sky dish install. This would push even more people to Virgin TV and BT vision and their BB services.

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    Re: News - Ofcom releases broadband and mobile network coverage report

    re Edinburgh area:

    Try moving over the bridge, then see your speed fall!

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    Re: News - Ofcom releases broadband and mobile network coverage report

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    re Edinburgh area:

    Try moving over the bridge, then see your speed fall!
    If you're talking about BT services in the Kingdom, then I'll agree 100%

    That's the main reason why I switched to BlueYonder all those years ago, and have stuck with them (/VirginMedia) since. Last download I did seemed to be stable at between 3.5-3.7MB/s, which given I've got a "30Mbps" line is quite satisfactory.

    West side of Fife appears to be doing better than the East. I'm on the outskirts of a town in the east and I can only get 3Mbps from BT, whereas my parents place (in the wilderness near Dunfermline) is supposedly at 10Mbps already. And they don't seem to suffer much in the way of slowdowns that other BT customers have been complaining of.

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    Re: News - Ofcom releases broadband and mobile network coverage report

    Well, any BB service really. Where i'm moving to uses the Inverkeithing exchange, no cable, choice of awful LLU providers, FTTC in March (fingers crossed) BT do seem to suggest I can get 3-5meg with them whereas everyone else says 0.5-3.5

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