An unexpected digital divide
My plans for a broadband upgrade have hit a problem. While BT and Tiscali have been unable to squeeze anything faster out of my phone line. I had great hopes that Virgin Media might be able to offer me their new 50mb fibre optic service.
The 50MB Offer From Virgin Media
Whilst my family and I have loved living next to a park it seems to form a natural barrier beyond which broadband operators fear to tread, or should that be dig? The park is a digital no-man’s land.
In effect I have neighbour envy for the strangest of reasons. I can see the homes that enjoy fibre optic nirvana from Virgin Media, while I’m stuck with a cranky 4mb service that complains when it rains and that Tiscali annoyingly call ‘up to 10mb’ speed.
If Nigerians can siphon oil from a pipeline and the Ukraine divert natural gas, I wonder if I could lay a fibre optic cable across a field without anyone noticing? Surely it can’t be that difficult?
Filed under: 2009, February | Leave a Comment
Tags: Broadband, BT, digital divide, Fibre optic, Tiscali, Virgin Media