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    I see BT are really ramping up the news ( or Bull S---) on getting everybody connected to broadband by abandoning the broadband registration scheme in favour of 'systematic rollout' and claiming that 99.6% coverage by mid 2005.
    I don`t know how they get that figure our exchange has been upgraded for some time now and there are a lot of locals who would love to have ADSL but still can`t get it, for some its a range issue for others nobody really knows its a real puzzlE not even BT or they are not going to tell us the full story. I would not be surprised if it comes down to the quality of the line / wire.
    One of the many BT repair guys who comes out here three / four times a year to fix problems just on my line, as said as much and that this is a real big problem for out of towners they just not going to spend the money on upgrading it. Thats fine i say but how about cutting down on the bull in the papers and TV.
    On the same Topic they are now trialing 10km range ADSL. if they can not get it to work at 5km on 1950`s wire how are they going get it working at 10km
    Out of interest how do the cable companys do it do they run fibre straight into the house.

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    I think it's fibre to the UBR, then copper co-ax last-mile (to your house).

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    According to one of the BT Engineers that was round here the other day, BT are seriously looking at fibre to the street, or at least to the junction boxes because all the knackered copper is giving them so many headaches these days.
    Unfortunately they're reluctant to do it because it will make a rather nasty dent in the short term shareholder profits..
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    we have only just recovered from telewest destruction on the pavemants and tree roots around here and that was 10 years ago, and can we have cable round here ? can we ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caged
    I think it's fibre to the UBR, then copper co-ax last-mile (to your house).

    Yup fiber to the end end then co-ax to your house

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoo
    According to one of the BT Engineers that was round here the other day, BT are seriously looking at fibre to the street, or at least to the junction boxes because all the knackered copper is giving them so many headaches these days.
    Unfortunately they're reluctant to do it because it will make a rather nasty dent in the short term shareholder profits..
    Thats the problem shortterm profits they don`t think about the future. the money it must cost them to keep repairing very old network wire must be out stripping the logic of replacement or upgading with fibre connections, every time i have had problems its takes about a week or longer to fix and they pay me compensation for no line hitting £65.00 this year and its only may , when i first moved in for about 2 years they were paying me just to have a line that did not work most of the time and the only way to get it sorted out was to go via the the complaint process. Any body would think this company did not want to be in the phone business let alone the Web/internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foamy
    we have only just recovered from telewest destruction on the pavemants and tree roots around here and that was 10 years ago, and can we have cable round here ? can we ****
    Same problem here the contractors busted into the gas mains 3X up our road just putting in the conduit for cable that ntl will never fill.

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    oh yeah, it's quite rediculous, I had my case passed on to the "special faults team", they were supposed to be here Friday between 8:00 and 10:30..

    Nothing, no phone call, no person, zilch, yet we had been "assured" that someone would turn up because of previous no shows...

    At every stage they've tried to shrug the fault off, either by blaming stupid things (security lights??), fobbing us off, or just recently, simply ignoring us..

    I for one hope that BT get broken up and made to actually work to keep customers, rather than winning by default by virtue of no competition..
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