Annoyed... The rather pathetic progress continues...
IMHO the progress on UK broadband has been SO slow since the 90's considering all the advantages that the UK has had. I clearly remember reading about ADSL in 1998, and now, in 2017, I really did not expect to die of old age before I got Fibre connectivity....
So why is it that now, in 2017 I/we are still moaning about this?
Because Government, Telco's, Offcom, Openreach dropped the ball and have been fumbling around ever since - each one passing the buck.
Say, what about your Internet connection?
Ours is bad. Even now, BT state our home line is only capable of 4mb/s, and even if we could get it, we are outside of the 'guaranteed' Fibre connection range. We understand that if we went to fibre that it may well be slower than 4Mb/s and there are no plans to improve that, 'and we will have to wait' - just like the snows in Arizona?
I don't want to live in a city like London, even if they have got 200Mb/s. So why the slow distribution?
What about businesses or even our children who want to live here or nearby? Do they have to wait another 20 years for even just a broadband connection - let alone 4Mb/s?
I'm just an average bod, so what chance do I have to actually 'put right' the system. I can't. But I can feedback when it is wrong. But who do you go to?
I mean, if your part of the few experiencing no improvement - let's call them 'The 10%' - and you've got a poor connection who do you go to if you want to IMPROVE it?
The Telco's aren't bothered about the few that can't get 16Mb/s...
And really, Offcom or the government don't REALLY seem to care.
The even Auntie BBC is always spouting about new things, but her interviewers never asking difficult questions about what is happening to 'The 10%'
And no. I dont live in Scotland, or the Islands. I live in Northamptonshire.
Maybe this whole mess needs to be Nationalised?... Ah...but that doesn't seem to work because such things get sold off in the future... wasting all that public tax money...
Come on... Politicians, Offcom, Government...get your act together...And yes...before you ask..
I would vote for a party who can show a track record that takes control and resolves this National disgrace of an issue.
In fact I (go wash my mouth out coward) ... I might even vote for UKIP - and if that does not show you we are fed up with the rhetoric, lack of progress, disorganisation, and desperate - what does?