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  1. Nice write-up of the B4RN model for Lincolnshire

    This is a great write-up of the B4RN model, and how it is different from a commercial model. The community element is critical - folk need to "want" it to make it work!

    Enjoy the read.
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    Thanks Walter. The EO lines went live on...

    Thanks Walter.

    The EO lines went live on Monday this week, which means I too have ordered my FTTC circuit(s). I have a lot of copper into my house, so more than one connection. The reason for th...
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    Article: Lies, Damn Lies and Marketing

    You can view the page at https://www.b4rs.org.uk/content.php?208-Lies-Damn-Lies-and-Marketing
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    No indication of what "upgraded" means?

    No indication of what "upgraded" means?
  5. I have had a statement from the project manager...

    I have had a statement from the project manager inside KCC, that the NDLAN Exchange Only lines will be available for VDSL ("Superfast", cough) by the end of March. Work is underway currently,...
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    House of Commons PAC reporting on BDUK

    Public Accounts Committee met with BDUK and BT yesterday

    Margaret Hodge chaired yet another meeting of the PAC to quiz BDUK (Sue Owen, Andrew Field and Chris Townsend) about the value for money fo...
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    One good line, does not a superfast village make ...

    Thanks Lawrence.

    Yep. He's one of the very lucky ones, within a hundred metres of a cabinet given the speed he's seeing, with decent copper.

    For every one of those good services, we'll see far...
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    Well - to tie you in for 12-18 months Sky and BT...

    Well - to tie you in for 12-18 months Sky and BT will offer it "free", but with line rental at 16.99(ish) per month. That line rental tax will be around as long as BT Openreach infrastructure is...
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    More news from the buzzing efficiency of the...

    More news from the buzzing efficiency of the Speldhurst Parish Council offices in Langton.

    They have had BT Infinity for just over a week now, via the cabinet in the Twitten on the NDLAN telephone...
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    It's not just whether you are quick enough to...

    It's not just whether you are quick enough to grab one of the available "superfast" (cough) ports when they do get installed, it's what speed you actually get from it that is a lottery. With so much...
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    Langton *some* cabinets are live with FTTC - biggest one isn't!

    For anyone interested ... the Speldhurst Parish Council offices in Langton Green have now ordered FTTC (BT call it "Infinity"). I'll let you know what speed they get when it's up and running. They...
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    KCC/BDUK Cabinet Upgrades

    Updates on the progress of the KCC/BDUK project to deploy fibre to the cabinet in Speldhurst. Wasting our money on dead end technology.
    Do let us know what speed you actually get if you order this!...
  13. Article: Up-to broadband and Openreach data - nothing for NDLAN?

    You can view the page at http://www.b4rs.org.uk/content.php?207-Up-to-broadband-and-Openreach-data-NDLAN
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    I didn't want to jump the gun and spoil your day...

    I didn't want to jump the gun and spoil your day ... but that doesn't surprise me. Their coverage map is a bit ambitious.

    On another note ... have you got a whitebox yet? Want one? :cool:
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    Oh - and it goads me that Vfast and BT are really...

    Oh - and it goads me that Vfast and BT are really laying on the "fibre" broadband advertising rubbish, when neither broadband offering has anything to do with fibre in the final delivery to the...
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    Vfast in Blackham ...

    Do you know the technology they use nowadays? Is it still WiMax?

    It used to be. The monthly traffic limits are diabolical. for anything less than the AirFibre Max produc at at 24.99/month, and...
  17. B4RN Show and Tell visit in Lancashire - B4RS went to see!

    All,

    B4RS went up to sunny Lancashire for the B4RN/Emtelle Show and Tell day on July 10th. I took lots of video, and while I was there an Electricity company cut through a core fibre cable and...
  18. Twitter powered Social Performance Experiment

    This thread is intended to discuss how we can get local folk to use Twitter (or something else) to coordinate some performance tests against the NDLAN telephone switch.

    We'd like to find out just...
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    Sticky: B4RN community fibre network Here's a great...

    B4RN community fibre network

    Here's a great article describing the B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) community project up in Lancashire. It explains the benefits and motivation of an energised...
  20. Article: Our future with BTs DSL on copper - already in doubt in Scotland

    You can view the page at http://www.b4rs.org.uk/content.php?205-Our-future-with-BTs-DSL-on-copper-already-in-doubt-in-Scotland
  21. Article: BDUK and BT in front of the Public Accounts Committee, again

    You can view the page at http://www.b4rs.org.uk/content.php?204-BDUK-and-BT-in-front-of-the-Public-Accounts-Committee-again
  22. BT's Fibre to the Premises costs - THIS is the FUTURE if you really want it (not)

    I'm still laughing ... assuming many residents in Langton get access to the BDUK and KCC funded "Superfast Broadband" being rolled out in phases, then if you want actual fibre to your house (i.e....
  23. Guardian article suggests RCBF funding is finished

    With less than 1M granted of the 20M funding in the RCBF pot, it now looks to be game over for the fund next year. B4RS had a go at some of this money, and met with the red tape and complexity...
  24. Twitter discussion with DCMS and Maria Miller on BDUK status

    A few days ago, Maria Miller went online in Twitter to answer questions about BDUK broadband. What fun. The B4RN crew represented themselves well, as did many of the vocal supporters of anything...
  25. Article: Why COPPER broadband from BT is a technology cul-de-sac

    You can view the page at http://www.b4rs.org.uk/content.php?203-Why-COPPER-broadband-from-BT-is-a-technology-cul-de-sac
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