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Welcome to Adobe GoLive 5

Welcome to Broadband 4Britain - the UK's Broadband pressure group and information centre - keeping you up to date with developements on the British Broadband situation.

So what is Broadband? Why do we want it? How does it work? Why can't I get it?
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Links to other Broadband websites and resources...

In this 21st century global economy, the sad fact is that British businesses are suffering in the Broadband famine - and many don't even realise it...

Internet Gaming, Video-Conferencing and virtual shopping - and a whole world of other exciting services yet to even be imagined...

 


I'm 5 miles from Scotland's capital city (one of Europe's main financial and business sectors), within range of an ADSL equipped exchange yet my line quality is so poor that they refuse to give me ADSL. They won't fix the line or whatever is causing the problem with the line (it is a brand new line I got installed just for ADSL). I've even offered to pay for their engineer to investigate the problems and repair them on my behalf. They are simply not interested. On one hand they're complaining because NTL and Telewest have more broadband customers than they have but on the other hand they are doing nothing to encourage take-up or assist people who desperately want access to the service.

Fortunately for me I have BT ADSL at home and it is fantastic, but I need it in my office. I may well end up closing my office and working from home since my business is reliant on a fast, reliable internet connection. My office is in an area of high unemployment, officially recognised as a deprived area which receives a lot of European and government funding as they try to regenerate it. Here I am, in the technology sector, offering a unique business in Scotland, putting money back into the local economy and sponsoring local charities and events yet unable to get decent internet access. Scotland was once a major force in the European technology sector but is being left behind at an alarming pace. The government should be doing more about it. BT have been getting away with murder for too long now - I refuse to pay considerably more for ISDN which is considerably worse than ADSL (I used to have ISDN at home until ADSL became available).

BT are making a fortune by deliberately holding this country back and milking old, inferior technologies for all they are worth - it's time they invested in equipment and technology which are going to benefit their customers and not themselves. And they wonder why they are in debt! Successful businesses offer customers what they want and genuine benefits - BT haven't done this for years.

Keep up the good work and I'll do what I can to support you.


Regards,
Kenny







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