Too Far Out For Broadband

  mick wilding 07:43 21 Jan 2004
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Can anyone explain to me in plain English why we can't get Broadband in our area. The exchange we use is broadband capable, but apparently we are more than 5km from this. BT's explaination is vague, and will not say if or when we will receive it.

Will BT need another exchange closer to use or is technology improving to enable a carrier to go further than 5km?

  A Cat Called George 07:51 21 Jan 2004

ADSL has only a limited range. As you go further from the exchange performance degrades and the bandwidth declines. Beyond a certain distance it just is not practical. However the range is being improved so maybe you will be able to get it in the future.

  Stuartli 08:35 21 Jan 2004

The range has now been extended to some extent by introducing the 150 and 256kbps services offered at lower charges by several ISPs.

See:

click here

for some details when it was first mooted.

  Al94 08:40 21 Jan 2004
  MisterPaul 08:45 21 Jan 2004

broadband, to get a license to supply a certain area, the cable company only has to provide a service to a certain percentage of homes. So you will find that in remote areas you may not have any provision at all.

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