Reply to post: Where's the joined up thinking?

Yes, Britain has an urban-rural 4G schism. This is what it looks like


Where's the joined up thinking?

Whilst I'm still unsure about the usefulness of 4G, shouldn't there be some 'joined up thinking' / planning here in the UK - i.e. Broadband & Cell

Here in an 'East Midlands' rural area, we are 2miles from the nearest village. Our family uses Giffgaff (O2 network) mobiles , which is a variable connection affected by weather (i.e Poor in rain, v poor/or loss in snow). Reasonable reception is only possible on newer mobiles (i.e. post iPhone 4)

The point I want to make is that the family try to watch films, or use Facebook etc on their mobiles (and it's often weather dependent reception ) simply because we cannot get fibre to our house which would satisfy our needs.

The family complain about their bills or reception, and I complain to potential ISPs that we cannot get fibre, and so . And that's where it always ends.

When BT come to investigate they say that Fibre is too far from the exchange which is what they feed back to whichever ISP we try to connect with. And that's where it ends.

Everybody loses interest except us, the customer, thinking how very annoying the whole malarkey is.

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