Posts Tagged ‘broadband’

Online … at home!

I spent yesterday and today up in Oxfordshire, visiting B (my ex) and the cats, Mac and Horatio, who are looking sleek and positively radiant. It was lovely to the boys – and B! – and we spent a lovely evening curled up in front of the TV, stuffing our faces with curry and watching Up on DVD. And can I just say that if you haven’t yet seen Up, then get yourself a copy RIGHT NOW as it is simply fan-tastic.

Anyway, after a lovely 24 hours up in the ‘shire, I headed on home and was almost knocked over by Snipe and Midge, who I’d left with Ally for the duration. It was the first time they’d spent a night away from me for two and a half years so it was both good and bad to discover that they’d been absolutely fine during my absence and hadn’t pined at all 🙄 😆

But even better than doggy-kisses was the discovery of a parcel on my doorstep …

I am thrilled to report that TalkTalk, the bastards, have finally sent me my router and connected my broadband.

Yes, you read that right. It may have taken them six weeks but I am finally online and can officially state that anyone in possession of their right mind should do anything, anything rather than sign up with these gits.

But … I’m just happy to be re-connected to the wibbly web at long last. I’ll be even happier if they make good on their promise and give me two months free line rental to make up for their ineptitude!

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Broadband for all?

I heard about this story on the news yesterday:

‘Tough choices’ for UK broadband

Giving every home or business its own dedicated cable … could cost up to £28.8bn. But it would mean each home would get up to 1Gbps. But … taking fibre to homes in rural areas costs disproportionate amounts of money – essentially the more isolated a home the more it costs to take fibre to it… However … enthusiasm for the take-up of broadband could make taking it to rural areas more palatable for telecoms firms.

“If operators could achieve a higher level of take-up in rural areas than we have predicted in our study, then the business case for deployment in those areas could improve significantly”, said Mr Walker

Hmm, high-speed internet in rural communities? That’ll be the day!