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Monday, 21 December 2009

UK open FTTH is a no-brainer

Of course, when all of us grassroots people say it, over and over again, it gets no media coverage, but now an OECD report by James Enck has been published proving our point, so you never know - someone in government may listen. Don't hold your breath though.....

No, honestly, don't! The arguments are logical, sensible, economically sound, and include social capital gains... they have no chance of being accepted ;o)


somerset said...

This report needs careful reading.

How can smart metering need 100kb/s from each property? 10,000 characters each second continuously?

Thousands of people telework today with existing broadband speeds.

Cybersavvy UK said...

In Denmark, smart meters do a lot more than just monitor the network. They also provide a wifi cloud for the local populace so your smart meter may be taking far more capacity than the somewhat limited view that has been pushed in the UK so far because of a lack of joined up thinking.

And as for teleworking on existing broadband speeds - define "existing broadband speeds"? What the ISPs advertise, what they deliver to home offices, what Ofcom let them get away with calling broadband?

I have been trying for 15 years to work from home online. At its best, my connectivity has been around 1Mbps and for anyone in a digital industry (ie the future of the UK economy) it is insufficient by such a very long mile.

We are unable to do so many things here that we would wish to....there are things I have been waiting 10 years to do and still can't. And no, I am not moving/re-locating. If my business ever came before bringing my children up in a vaguely sane and healthy place, I'd retire on the spot.