* Posts by Tethys

3 posts • joined 27 Nov 2017

FCC douses America's net neutrality in gas, tosses over a lit match

IT Angle

Meanwhile , back in the UK...

May I ask a question from you knowledgable guys?

Am I right that this decision only applies in the US?

Or has it any effect elsewhere?

e.g Is it likely to impact the large corporate outposts in the UK (e.g. Netflix) ?


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.

Dark fibre arts: Ofcom is determined to open up BT's network


Re: The consumer would like some of Ofcom's attention too

Interesting. As a retired, out of date and now member of Joe Public, I didn't know that, and it sounds a great way to do things.

Just out of interest, and without going into Jason Bourne movie plots, how does the Swiss system guard against inappropriate/illegal access by 'whoever' ? Perhaps there is no difference in security between the two - but an advantage to Switzerland in convenience - but I wondered how the UK and Switzerland compare?


Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021