From: Justin Millner
Sent: 18 November
help on rural broadband
I wonder if you can help me, I live in a small rural
community, Badminton in Gloucestershire and am trying to get broadband access,
specifically ADSL from BT. I have registered on BT Wholesale's web site,
however demand is not great at present and it looks unlikely that we will reach
the threshold in the near future.
What I would like to do is to try and raise awareness and
therefore stimulate demand locally, I would be interested if the DTI has any
ideas about how to do this, are there any other rural communities where this has
been successful and is there are literature or other collateral available to
I would also be grateful if your could put me in contact with
a someone at BT Wholesale where I could find out the reach of the cable
distribution scheme from the local exchange and the threshold for upgrading so
that I can work out which of the Parish magazines to put articles in,
The ironic thing is that we have two separate fibre trunk
distribution schemes running past our drive and through the village, one from
NTL and other from Colt, supporting multiple Gigabyte systems but we cannot gain
access to them even though they caused massive disruption to the village when
they were installed.
My local exchange is SSBAD.
Many thanks for your help and assistance.
The dti's response