In the news
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Al (the marketing guy for VeryPC)
...and to kick things off, this item about a rural community in Lancashire who got fed up of waiting for Broadband, so got their shovels out and started digging ditches to lay superfast optic fibre. They now have one of the fastest internet connections in Britain running around 500Mb/second up and down:
BBC News - Fast fibre: A community shows the way
It's an inspiring story about what a community can do for themselves rather than waiting for big business or the government to bring what they want to them.
Please have a read and lend your thoughts...
"My internet is shoddy... I wonder if I should do that..." <-- My immediate thought.
Originally Posted by VeryPC
Doesn't their ISP set their speeds? 500mb+ up/down is going to be expensive. Unless they've done the thing I'm going to mention as it can result in you getting blacklisted by EVERY ISP... which I once considered doing.
Arkholme is very much in the sticks as regards telecoms provision. Nice to see Barry Forde popping up. I knew him when he was one of the lead guys in getting CLEO setup. He wanted to do a similar thing back then and make money for CLEO by providing fast connections to rural areas where CLEO was feeing local schools IIRC.
As I live in the area and am waiting for Phase 2, so I can get a 1 Gig connection, they are their own ISP, with a connection straight into a T1 line in Manchester!
Originally Posted by X-13
Cost is going to be £35 per month, including phone!!
I can't wait :D
I have to admit I'm jealous - we have 30Mb/s up and down dedicated line here at VeryPC, which is pretty useful, but it doesn't compare to 1Gb/s.
Originally Posted by Paul_L
I suggest you all should buy a bit of duct work from the B4RN guys and get your name on a bit of history :D Well done to the team and indeed Barry is one of the Directors they have a good range of background in ISP, Networks and Telco :) Been good to see the stuff appearing and people going live as I live local to it all :)