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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    Doctors and other educated people are welcome over here in Denmark, then you can do your ting during the day, and fire up that 1-2-3-4-5 gbit connection at night.

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Doctors and other educated people are welcome over here in Denmark, then you can do your ting during the day, and fire up that 1-2-3-4-5 gbit connection at night.
    Tempting.. there's a nice cluster of pharma that I work with over there..

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    Been going full on here in sunny Lowestoft digging up roads and placing the fibre cables so I guess we are lucky here! Just have to wait for the activation now.

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    DEnmark is lovely, but everything costs what it will here after Brexit bites so yeah the barrier to leave has greatly reduced I guess!

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    Quote Originally Posted by towell View Post
    Would be nice if Virgin expanded their coverage at all. It's pretty shameful that Openreach's top available speed in most homes is less than 100Mbps.
    Virgin have no presence in Cornwall at all. And they have no plans to ever expand into Cornwall.

    This is what happens when you put leave critical infrastructure purely to market forces. BT would only put in any fibre at all down here because Cornwall Council paid them too. And agreed that their profits would be protected forevermore. Not that anyone else is even slightly interested in building anything down here.

    "Not economically viable."

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    Quote Originally Posted by Gentle Viking View Post
    Doctors and other educated people are welcome over here in Denmark, then you can do your ting during the day, and fire up that 1-2-3-4-5 gbit connection at night.
    Don't worry, we're doing our best to force them all out Most stressful conditions just about anywhere in Europe; most over-worked; most under-staffed; under-paid and not at all appreciated. Because we hate the public sector here.

    We hate the public sector because we've been told that everything is better when it's privatised. Who wants to pay those taxes when you could just not have public services and not pay for them, instead? You don't really need them. Just let us quietly take the NHS round the back and put a bullet in her... you'll hardly notice she's gone!

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    They dug up my road to install fibre months ago and it's still not available with my ISP. Wonder how much the delay is on average between install and customer availability...

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    Quote Originally Posted by Millenialwithsky View Post
    They dug up my road to install fibre months ago and it's still not available with my ISP. Wonder how much the delay is on average between install and customer availability...
    presumably there is stuff to do with connecting things at hubs and exchanges and not just digging the trench in the road. Did they definitely lay the cables or was it just earthworks?

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    When i got fiber to my house around 2007, the company had 0 interest in the area.
    But then i took it upon myself to on the behalf of every household within 5 Km of my house to fill in interest forms, and then it dident take long before we was invited to a info meeting.
    And after that ( though not many was there ) we was told fiber is on the way, and about a year later i was hooked up.

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    I mean we had to do the same thing with ADSL back in the day - was based around interest (i.e. expected demand and therefore profit). Local area got active and drummed up enough interest to get us bumped up the priority list.

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    Will the cash saved be passed to us/paying back the funds, or end up in someone's pocket?

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    About three weeks ago we had Opeanreach around my neck of woods (rural Co. Durham) putting fibre up on the telephone poles (seems to work in Portugal... though the cable tidying is... unique ).

    I checked the other week to see if FTTP was available and we've got a theoretical max speed of 900/100 (from Zen, prices seem to be averaging in the £70-80 mark across the various providers at this speed). How long it'd take to get it hooked up on the other hand... So what money has been spent seems to be doing something in a few places at least.
    Last edited by alpha channel; 27-11-2020 at 11:49 AM.

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    I signed up with BT for FTTP back in August after I received the email to say it was active in my street. The BT guy came out to install the service, only to find that while the fibre connection was installed at the base of the phone pole, it wasn't connected at the top! I've been waiting for Openreach to sort out the problem ever since.

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    God I rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishing love this Brexit mess we got ourselves into

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    Quote Originally Posted by Usernamist View Post
    God I rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishing love this Brexit mess we got ourselves into
    Not quite sure what massively blowing the budget supporting Covid relief efforts meaning they had to cut back on loads of other things has to do with Brexit...?

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    Re: UK Gov waters down broadband plans in spending review

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Not quite sure what massively blowing the budget supporting Covid relief efforts meaning they had to cut back on loads of other things has to do with Brexit...?
    ssshhhhh don't get the thread locked chaps.

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