Still rotten for me

Still rotten for me

Still rotten for me

First published in Letters by

IN HIS letter of January 27, BT regional manager Tom Keeney referred to my earlier letter about extremely poor internet speeds in Askham Bryan.

Instead of addressing the problem, Mr Keeney then went on in self-congratulatory tones to say what a wonderful job BT was doing in the city and North Yorkshire. Yes, it’s great to bring high-speed broadband to rural areas – but balance against this the fact that BT cannot get a fast line to a suburb only two-and-half miles (by road) from their Dringhouses exchange and their plausibility begins to falter.

Come on, Mr Keeney, tell us what BT can actually do for us and not what you aspire to do for other areas. Don’t just blow trumpets.

Bob Redwood, Main Street, Askham Bryan, York.

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3:32pm Wed 29 Jan 14

inthesticks says...

Once again Bob, us villagers in the west of York get a raw deal. BT have the monopoly on this and seem to be able to fulfill the obligation at their leisure. I understood the funds were coming from government so yet again, rural communities are the last to benefit. Like we need it less than people in urban areas? We already pay the same levels of council tax yet have less access to services.
How about the 3 York Councillors for the area taking the broadband issue up on our behalf?
Once again Bob, us villagers in the west of York get a raw deal. BT have the monopoly on this and seem to be able to fulfill the obligation at their leisure. I understood the funds were coming from government so yet again, rural communities are the last to benefit. Like we need it less than people in urban areas? We already pay the same levels of council tax yet have less access to services. How about the 3 York Councillors for the area taking the broadband issue up on our behalf? inthesticks
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5:37pm Wed 29 Jan 14

sheddie says...

It's not just the villages. I'm in a terrace not far from the Knavesmire pub and despite various roadside boxes in the area saying 'fibre is here' we're stuck on old fashioned broadband, usually around 2 Mb/s. Might be because we're sort of in the middle between the various green boxes but the closest isn't more than a few hundred yards away. Not sure I have much optimism that BT will ever come back and fill in the gaps...
It's not just the villages. I'm in a terrace not far from the Knavesmire pub and despite various roadside boxes in the area saying 'fibre is here' we're stuck on old fashioned broadband, usually around 2 Mb/s. Might be because we're sort of in the middle between the various green boxes but the closest isn't more than a few hundred yards away. Not sure I have much optimism that BT will ever come back and fill in the gaps... sheddie
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