Reply to post: Re: Good stuff but a sticking plaster fix ... calls on the Big Man – GOD – to boost rural broadband

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Re: Good stuff but a sticking plaster fix ...


It's true that farmers need to upload lots of DEFRA forms, but that doesn't need FTTP, or even 80Mbps FTTC - a good reliable 10Mbps should be more than adequate, but the problem usually is the 'good, reliable' aspect. As the phone to the average farm runs along a few strands of sheep fencing they ain't going to get 10Mbps, and even FTTC is unlikely to be any better if the last mile is wet string (as previously discussed). Arguably stringing some decent new copper would work, but if you're going through the faff of stringing new anything, you might as well make it fibre - or just get a good mobile package on 4G as many of my more isolated neighbours are doing.

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