Saturday, 19 September 2009
Please respond, what is broadband to you???
It is the tech that lets you....
share your photos
communicate with your family
play the games you want to
access public services eg e-health, e-education, etc. (Health, wealth and learning)
run your business
Or, it is some impoverished communications network that doesn't allow you to watch iplayer without spending more time watching a spinning wheel than a film
won't let you upload your photos to share with your friends/family in NZ in less time than it would take you to fly there and show them the photos personally
gives you no choice about the infrastructure you have access to - BT W/S resold as a retail product via TalkTalk, Orange, O2 etc.
pretends that the dongle lets you access 'broadband'
How far will you let this go? Are you willing to be continually misled? Will you let BT sell BET or FTTC to the Class of 2010 as a manifesto issue or will you finally ask for a service that does what it says on the tin?
Are we going to be allowed to compete in the knowledge economy?
Are you going to let scarcity rule instead of abundance?
Are you going to permit organisations to be funded to suit their "suits" instead of you?
Is it all about creating career civil servants or consultancy bodies?
Should we permit a private company to set the 'glass ceiling' for broadband in this country?
Or is it about making it possible for you to actually enjoy broadband? Understand what broadband can do for you, your family, your business, your life?
Do you think broadband matters? TO YOU. I think you will find it does.
Once again, this post will undoubtedly be nicked, plagiairised etc and resold as a white paper but the facts are that unless YOU stand up for broadband as a RIGHT, you won't get it.
Broadband is not a number, it's a service that works. It has to be big, fat and owned by you.
Posted by Cybersavvy UK at 02:58