From Phil Brennan
Just getting in touch following the village meeting with some suggestions re: broadband speed. I expressed that an alternative to satellite based broadband was to simply take a second ADSL line from one’s existing provider at quite low cost (certainly cheaper than two full price lines anyway).
There are a few options to consider:
1) Use one line for hard wired pc’s and one for wireless – reducing internal contention / no. of gateways in operation. Good for private homes – certainly works for me and the kids.
2) If you are running a business, then “bond” two, four or more lines to gain what you need and ensure your home is registered & insured for business use (of course) – see links below:
3) Demand (& you do have to demand) of your supplier (eventually Openreach though) that you require an improved SNR – Signal to Noise Ratio – this tweaking made by a BT broadband engineer allows broadband ADSL improvements based upon line balancing, which can be significant, see link:- http://www.increasebroadbandspeed.co.uk/tip7
All in all, more can be done with the (let’s face it) parlous, but existing infrastructure we have.
Fibre plans for Sept 2017 are not so far away – who says this is not acceptable – I don’t believe this is completely unreasonable, given the low(ish) number of users involved. Let it be confirmed & just wait, BUT only if a valid claim of Sept ’17 is genuine and honoured of course.
Hope this helps.