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    News - NAO investigates UK rural broadband procurement

    Report is due next month, calls govt programme in place a “train crash”.
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    Re: News - NAO investigates UK rural broadband procurement

    A train crash in government procurement ? OooooH, I'm so shocked.
    (Still not on the list where I live)
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: News - NAO investigates UK rural broadband procurement

    Quote Originally Posted by Phage View Post
    A train crash in government procurement ? OooooH, I'm so shocked.


    I know, right? Like that has never happened before.
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    Re: News - NAO investigates UK rural broadband procurement

    I hear the BBC are really good at new IT projects as well...
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: News - NAO investigates UK rural broadband procurement

    Face it, you wouldn't ever let the government quote you for conservatory.

    Do BT even offer stuff like WiMax? sure that would be a cheap and reliable method for smaller villages (I've used it in rural Spain, not exactly cable but seemed at least as good as ADSL).

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    Re: News - NAO investigates UK rural broadband procurement

    Used it in Australia as well, aeriel on roof etc. Speed was ADSL-like, but latency was horrible.

    We did look at it as part of an overall solution, with access points fed by fibre. Most rural (5k people here) solutions will use a range of different solutions in order to provide the best possible coverage to as wide a group as possible.
    FTTC, WiMax, ADSL even FTTH where possible.
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: News - NAO investigates UK rural broadband procurement

    I'm moving to small town from a largish city on Friday. My expected ADSL speed will be 4Mb - i'm currently on 16Mb! Got no choice but to go for FTTC but thats is only likely to get me 22Mb - Could have been 40+ where I currently live. If that's the best I can get in a semi-urban area its no surprise that rural areas have so little. BT really have let our infrastructure stagnate...
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    Re: News - NAO investigates UK rural broadband procurement

    I'm still hoping Virgin will come in and stomp all over BT's incompetence. Were'nt they doing an over-ground pilot for broadband?

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    Re: News - NAO investigates UK rural broadband procurement

    In my experience BT are doing a classic bait & switch. It'll be so much cheaper if you allow us to do it as part of a larger or grouped programme. Then, you wait....
    Society's to blame,
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    Re: News - NAO investigates UK rural broadband procurement

    When selling off the 4G spectrum they should have mandated or compelled (with discounts or whatever) full coverage for rural areas and skipped the cable laying.

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