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Re: [LUG] Possible solution for faster broadband to rural areas


On Fri, 2010-07-30 at 16:41 +0100, tom wrote:
> My main argument against the tax was I'd be paying 50p for a line that I 
> only have to get BB and in the knowledge that that 50p would go to 
> someone else in a town getting an upgrade first. I think there are about 
> 20 houses down here 5-6 miles from the exchange. So BT would have fork 
> out maybe Â10-20K to upgrade us to fibre, so that they can get maybe Â1 
> a month more from those with internet?
> I would have probably had the phone cut off rather than pay it - working 
> on the principle that most of my neighbours can get mobile coverage  and 
> were going to drop their BT lines if the tax had come on.
> You cant do anything with a tax that doesn't bring in any money.
> Tom te tom te tom

Wasn't the whole purpose of the tax though to help get decent broadband
to people in exactly your situation, to places that simply are not
economically viable otherwise ?

John Williams
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