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Thursday, 22 April 2010

Mbps means nowt

If you don't already know, the EU contingent (apart from Benoit who paid for the cloud to move!) missed Fiberfete in Louisiana. However, what FF showed was the world has moved on. And the EU contingent were there in spirit to absorb the knowledge.

This blog post can be read at http://5tth.blogspot.com

The Gigabit Society was just one of the talks that should have left UK politicians rewriting their manifestos.

Sadly, none of them seemed to be tuned in....out on the road campaigning, where of course all connectivity is minimal. Trouble is, this is the stuff they need to know. But they can't connect...so, for them, it still doesn't exist. Ho Hum.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, RDAs (Regional Development Agencies) are under siege from utility companies trying to get smart metering funding, FTTN=Fibre To The Nobody, ISPA took BT out at the knees for BET's roll out (that'll be a wholesale NO) and the electioneers failed to use Twitter, social media etc to engage with the people.

If you don't know where the links are for those stories, I strongly suggest you try Google. (It's a search engine.) Meanwhile, Google are digging up their own parking lot to avoid planning issues to discover innovative methods of laying fibre. Go every single private company and community who can find a route round bureaucracy to JFDI so we finally get FTTH (Home) or FTTB (Business).

This country is now in the top ahem 30 - woot, not - and unless we stymie the incumbents and ignorant ministers etc, there we will stay.

My favourite, favourite bit of the last two days has to be Lafayette's Truth Squads. Having spent a blissfully happy week there a mere two months ago, I think this blog may now become a Truth Squad Evangelist. Incumbents - put out your press releases.....we will respond.

8 comments:

Cyberdoyle said...

This blog has always been part of the truth squad. Now we just need policy makers to realise this and read it...

GuyJ said...

I'll volunteer to be the Bit Finder General ;)

Seriously though - the closest analogy I can think of for the current state of UK broadband is that:

It is like asking canal companies in the 19th Century to design and build Railways, in order to put themselves out of the canal business, in the national interest.

This is of course creative destruction, never an easy step for any incumbent to take.

The sooner BT makes that move, opens its fat pipes and removes the artificially-imposed scarcity from abundance then so much the better for everyone, BT included.

RexTemples20144 said...

以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告。........................................

聖妃聖妃 said...

Well done!........................................

俊冠樺宇 said...

唯有穿鞋的人,才知道鞋的哪一處擠腳......................................................

Glennie9654 said...

All roads lead to Rome. 堅持自己所選!

懿綺 said...

Efforts to fight fuel!........................................................

裕以 said...

Just do it!.......................................................