Since the Engineer fixed a loose connection on the pole, we have been receiving an acceptable and relatively steady 6mbps download for over a week. So far so good. I also eventually received a response from Fastershire this morning: "Thank you for registering for the Better Broadband Scheme. The data we have been provided with … Continue reading Update: November 28th ….
I had another Engineer sent 'round on Monday (Nov 21st). This more experienced chap tested everything, found nothing, but didn't let go. He checked the wiring on the nearest pole and found a loose wire connection, and fixed it. He also upgraded the wall panel socket to one that doesn't need the dangling ADSL converter … Continue reading Engineer’s visit
Even though the engineer failed to turn up, BT apparently (and according to texts from them) checked the lines leading up to these premises (maybe even Draycott). For the last few days, Download speeds have returned to the 6's and 7's we knew in early August. The big question is, is this for everyone, or have … Continue reading Anybody noticed an improvement over the last few days?
It's difficult to update this place as my broadband has been functioning at 1.5 mbps for the last week or so. And just for the record, BT never did phone back as promised after 'so called' monitoring the line. Even the broadband speed check can't find a server, often as not. This is odd since I … Continue reading Rare update …..
I'm not advocating Sugarnet.com specifically, but at the moment they are the only people who have shown any interest in providing a solution, and who have a track record in delivering to rural areas. I am keeping in touch with the village of Wolverton, Warwickshire who are about to go live with Sugarnet.com in November … Continue reading Sugarnet.com
Just for interest, I asked Wurzelweb.com what it would cost to connect my house in Draycott. I pointed out there were 100 houses and a business estate in Draycott, and at least two other villages close by (Paxford and Aston Magna) Their response is interesting: "Afternoon David, This is not currently an area we can … Continue reading Wurzelweb.com and others.
I've come across some people who live in Wolverton, Warwickshire - a small village up near Warwick and close to Snitterfield and Norton Lindsey. They have been experiencing internet speeds of 'up to 1.0Mbps'. They clubbed together and engaged Sugarnet earlier this year to assess their village with the result that they needed 25 homes to stump … Continue reading Wolverton engaged Sugarnet to solve their Broadband problem
...but, sharing our experiences does help us get a better overall view of what's going on. We can use this to our advantage: When we next negotiate with BT; when we lobby Clifton-Browne MP.; when we start to get the media (perhaps BBC You & Yours and Daily Telegraph) involved to bring greater attention to this … Continue reading I don’t want this site to become JUST a place to moan, but……
Broadband used to be adequate in Draycott - enough to watch a movie on iplayer, for example. But over the last 2 or 3 months it has become dire. I, like many, have called Broadband faults time and time again. I have twice had an engineer out - and they fiddle and press buttons and run … Continue reading Shifting deckchairs around the deck of the Titanic
Draycott is simply NOT a priority ... yet!