Malvern Vale to get superfast broadband tomorrow

Malvern Vale to get superfast broadband tomorrow

Malvern Vale to get superfast broadband tomorrow

First published in News

MALVERN is to get superfast broadband with the big switch on tomorrow.

The service will be switched on at Malvern Vale, Malvern after the latest broadband cabinet was upgraded. West Worcestershire MP, deputy leader of Worcestershire County Council and regional BT manager Ian Binks are expected to attend the switch-on.

The Worcester News' sister paper, the Malvern Gazette, has campaigned for the upgrades to broadband together with MP Harriett Baldwin. West Malvern is already enjoying the benefits of superfast broadband.

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4:32pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Tobster says...

Poor article. Is Malvern getting fibre optic broadband or just a big overhaul to existing ADSL?

I'm a software engineer and can't figure out from this article what is actually going on!

As it stands, I think fibre optic is an expensive waste of time for 99% of people, but ADSL services in most place are a shambles in dire need of upgrading so people can get somewhere nearer to the 20+ mbps advertised by providers. In the Barbourne area, you're lucky to get 3mbps (although to be honest, this is again quite adequate for the majority of folk).
Poor article. Is Malvern getting fibre optic broadband or just a big overhaul to existing ADSL? I'm a software engineer and can't figure out from this article what is actually going on! As it stands, I think fibre optic is an expensive waste of time for 99% of people, but ADSL services in most place are a shambles in dire need of upgrading so people can get somewhere nearer to the 20+ mbps advertised by providers. In the Barbourne area, you're lucky to get 3mbps (although to be honest, this is again quite adequate for the majority of folk). Tobster
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6:23pm Thu 31 Jul 14

BadgerMash says...

A brand new housing estate should have had provision for fibre to the house installed ready for conversion as a condition on the speculators. Despite it's high-tech reputation and history, most of the Malvern area has average broadband speeds and very poor 3G coverage.
A brand new housing estate should have had provision for fibre to the house installed ready for conversion as a condition on the speculators. Despite it's high-tech reputation and history, most of the Malvern area has average broadband speeds and very poor 3G coverage. BadgerMash
  • Score: 1

12:35pm Fri 1 Aug 14

redtail says...

maybe harriet baldwin should spend a day at a food bank rather than worry about broadband
maybe harriet baldwin should spend a day at a food bank rather than worry about broadband redtail
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2:07pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Old-un says...

Tobster wrote:
Poor article. Is Malvern getting fibre optic broadband or just a big overhaul to existing ADSL?

I'm a software engineer and can't figure out from this article what is actually going on!

As it stands, I think fibre optic is an expensive waste of time for 99% of people, but ADSL services in most place are a shambles in dire need of upgrading so people can get somewhere nearer to the 20+ mbps advertised by providers. In the Barbourne area, you're lucky to get 3mbps (although to be honest, this is again quite adequate for the majority of folk).
The latest BT Group Report, as reported by Thinkbroadband, shows that the take up of FTTC/FTTP services, where such services are available, is c.15%. As I understand it, this is a FTTC upgrade but, of course, the speed the end user gets is dependent on the length of the copper cable from the existing telephone cabinet to their home. It is a good photo opportunity for our local MP but, I suggest, that there are more pressing international concerns that she should perhaps be focussing on.
[quote][p][bold]Tobster[/bold] wrote: Poor article. Is Malvern getting fibre optic broadband or just a big overhaul to existing ADSL? I'm a software engineer and can't figure out from this article what is actually going on! As it stands, I think fibre optic is an expensive waste of time for 99% of people, but ADSL services in most place are a shambles in dire need of upgrading so people can get somewhere nearer to the 20+ mbps advertised by providers. In the Barbourne area, you're lucky to get 3mbps (although to be honest, this is again quite adequate for the majority of folk).[/p][/quote]The latest BT Group Report, as reported by Thinkbroadband, shows that the take up of FTTC/FTTP services, where such services are available, is c.15%. As I understand it, this is a FTTC upgrade but, of course, the speed the end user gets is dependent on the length of the copper cable from the existing telephone cabinet to their home. It is a good photo opportunity for our local MP but, I suggest, that there are more pressing international concerns that she should perhaps be focussing on. Old-un
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