|lack of Broadband availability
||I have read with interest the transcript of your experiences with Broadband, and have to say they closely mirror my own.
Certainly, I have considered Home Highway, but at is very best it is not significantly faster than the BT dial up. Not knowing when Broadband will arrive in our area (if at all) puts the whole question of whether to invest in Home Highway - when Broadband my be just round the corner.
My main complaint is that BT are currently spending a lot of money advertising a non-existent service. Surely it would make more sense to divert the money spent on this into upgrading the local exchanges.
I believe that the vast majority of home users would immediately sign up for Broadband once it became available. There is not doubt in my mind that there is less risk investing money in this technology than some of the other ventures BT has backed in the past.
It's about time that the government got off its backside and encouraged BT to stop dithering.
My blood boils every time I see a Broadband ad on the TV now!
Gary K Gardner
|Date Issue Raised:
||09 Feb 2003
||Thank you for the message.
There is a convention amongst MP's that we don't "poach" by dealing directly with each other's constituents. You should contact your own MP to enlist his/her support for making broadband more generally available.
For my part, I hope to initiate a debate in the House of Commons later this month on rural broadband, when I will press the Government on their plans. Over half my constituents live in areas where broadband is unavailable; the share your frustration at the current advertising campaign. I am committed to helping them.