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Broadband for us poor yokels


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Post Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:08 pm

Broadband for us poor yokels

I've just been told about this site
Remote Area BroadBand Inclusion Trial (Rabbit) it seems its an initiative by the government to give us poor buggers in the sticks access to broadband and they will pay up to £700 to get it installed, but be quick cos it ends 31/12/03.

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Post Mon Oct 27, 2003 10:25 pm

What about the millions of us that aren't in the sticks and still can't get broadband then?! :x

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Post Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:21 am

we are in the sticks and my broadband goes live next week
cant wait................. good old BT :lol:

ps This rabbit thing reminds me of that 80's flop the Rabbit mobile
were you could only make a call on there phone if you stood under a rabbit sign
ring any bells........

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Post Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:13 am

I'm out in the sticks and broadband will be old technology by the time BT get it to us, at about the same time as the next Ice Age.

Consequently I had one way satellite broadband installed a couple of months ago and whilst it is a lot quicker than my old dial-up it seems to be a bit of a bodge. I'll have to persevere though, as I have no option.


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Post Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:36 am

...well, I guess we're really lucky! :cool:

In the village where I live, if we're real lucky we might get broadband in about the year 2150! Then, just recently some wealthy businessman moves into the village and needs broadband to connect his worldwide enterprises. So he's in the process of having a special dedicated broadband main line brought into the village at a cost reputed to be £45,000! His entire business will only require upto half the capacity of this line and so he has now offered the other half to other businesses in the village...needless to say we said YES PLEASE!

For £200 each setup plus £30 a month it's the answer to our prayers.

All being well - it'll all be in place for Xmas - yeehaa!

" at last, free at last - thank god almighty, we are free at last!..." Martin Luther King jr.

more soon


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Post Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:17 pm

Well I am blessed then, I live in a small town on the bottom of the world, but we have broadband, have done for a few months, and its great, BUT it requires great discipline.....I keep wanting to check my mail every 5 minutes and see if there are any new posts.

It's hard to get any work done when your're online 24 hours a day.

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Post Tue Oct 28, 2003 5:27 pm

Hey Mike

I'd be a bit careful quoting Martin Luther King.

Don't you remember what happened to him?

I am happy to be rural
but peed off with a certain communication giant that owns a network that was financed through taxation
and that doesn't give a toss about small individuals

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Post Tue Oct 28, 2003 6:13 pm

The flip side to Broadband is soon we will all be talking to Asian or India when we call the Bank manager (hot)

I know I bank HSBC, but I thought Hong Kong & Shanghi Business Corp. was just a name. I didn't think it ment my Bank Manager lived there.... :evil:

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