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  1. A useful resource I have come across. Only for a very limited area, but having just read another post about BT Openreach wanting to charge £7,500 to connect up broadband to a new house, it's worth a mention. Our eventual house will be in rural north Dorset, nowhere near a BT broadband cable, or anyone else's for that matter. We can, however, connect up to Wessex Internet who provide up to 50Mbps. Costs vary but are less than the BT equivalent and the install cost is a few hundred pounds. Worth looking out for similar set ups in other rural locations.
  2. I have recently ditched BT, I was tied in until Jun/Jul 19, however with the price increase you can ditch within 30 days of notification. I am going with Vodafone as we are in the FIbre area (Fiber box "in" my front hedge). I gave BT the chance to match Vodafone but they could only offer the broadband at the same price then you added line rental, Vodafone had no line rental. So next day I confirmed with Vodafone and called BT to tell them to (politely shove off), they then offered me the price without having to pay line rental and if you go online you can get it with "line rental for 18 months included". I wonder how many customers they had to lose before realising that everybody else was offering prices without charging line rental! Out of principal I was going to leave anyway (issues with our re-connection another story) and would recommend that to anybody as they are pushing themselves as paying more for a premium service (their quote) when I quoted the Plusnet prices to them (BT owned) and they also pushed free BT sport (I am not interested in subsidising Footballers, if I was I would have Sky Sports packages). We are also changing the in laws over to Vodafone Fibre. anybody else looking at this?
  3. The Government has decided that "high speed" (10Mbs) broadband will become a legal requirement by 2020. Could be good news for those of us with broadband speeds in the Kbs region at the moment but I won't hold my breath. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/20/high-speed-broadband-to-be-legal-right-for-uk-homes-and-businesses http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/20/government-introduce-legal-right-access-high-speed-broadband/
  4. I am looking for a new TV / Broadband / Phone setup. Currently I am on a Virgin package with lots of TV, theoretically very High Speed Broadband, and inclusive weekend / evening phone calls. We are generally happy with our mobile phone setup. Currently I am with Virgin and could price-match them into taking a few ££ off, but really the performance is poor and intermittent, and I want to move. Our requirements are: decent Internet, Freeview type selection of TV channels, and phone with inclusive weekend / evening calls. We cannot get a good signal for Freeview (tried that first). However, following the neighbour's removal of a couple of trees, we can now have a satellite dish. Suggestions, and also comments on Now-TV, would be welcome. Ferdinand
  5. Hi, just wondering if anyone has gone for Satellite internet and if so how they are finding it? New house is at the "end of a line" and nobody can provide fibre so predicted speeds are 0.8mbps....not much I can do with that and was needing my cctv up soon as currently using a wildlife camera (recommended on here and it's been ace but has its limitations) so exploring options. a new provider has set up masts within clear view of our site so I'd assume we would get very good speeds, but we are north east Scotland and I heard poor weather could be problematic....realistically that's everyday! We would be entitled to a set-up grant and have been issued with a voucher for this but the monthly charge is still expensive. Any pointers appreciated.
  6. So following on from the discussion about eye watering BT connection costs, does anyone have the definitive answer on where a master box has to be installed..?? Query is this - plot is on a corner, with a road running along the boundary to the right and a track to the front. House is near in line with a telegraph pole on the opposite side of the road, but the line would be overhead as per next door. Opposite the drive is a BT connection box in the ground and its across a track that we have rights over. Downside to that is the 35m up the drive from the connection which I expect BT will want to do so is going to be silly expensive. I could terminate at the gates as with the power but not sure where BT insist on installing master sockets..?
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