Do you think broadband access is good enough in this country? BT's latest plan should give 75 percent of the UK access to either fibre or ADSL2+ connections (click here), but do you think more upgrades are needed?
wee eddie Great reply!! I fully agree The uk is a very wealthy country & its hard for me to belive in this day & age that at least 95% of the UK isnt Broadband covered..So NO i belive more needs investing in ALL areas not just the cities that cry for more speed but the areas that dont have BB or a decent connection..
The DSLAM required to provide ADSL connections at an exchange are around £250k each.
There's a distance limit of around 5km before the connection drops below 2mbs
In rural areas there are not enough people living close enough to the exchange to make spending £250k on a DSLAM economic.
Once the 21CN is fully rolled out it may be possible to have cheaper kit housed close to villages to extend the reach of ADSL, but it still won't pay for any company to provide connections to really remote places.