Monday, 21 August 2017

Why street broadband is so slow

VARIABLE broadband speeds in the centre of Sonning Common are caused by having two different supply

VARIABLE broadband speeds in the centre of Sonning Common are caused by having two different supply points, according to the provider.

BT says residents of Wood Lane receive their service from either green roadside cabinets or directly from the telephone exchange.

It comes after parish councillor Dirk Jones wrote to the Henley Standard to complain that broadband speeds in street were “medieval” while people at each end of the street received superfast broadband.

He said: “How quaint for BT to say this is adequate for the heart of a thriving business community in a village which even has its own telephone exchange and yet has no plans to resolve the matter.

“Of course they still charge us rental for a line which is incompatible with even the lowest broadband technology they wish to sell us.”



A BT spokesman said: “Residents of Wood Lane receive their service from either a green roadside cabinet or directly from the telephone exchange, which means that internet speeds may vary.”



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