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Welcome to PeteBerry.co.uk - peteberry.co.uk

Welcome to PeteBerry.co.uk


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Welcome to my Internet Oasis - Updated

 

Okay where do I start?

After finding out that I was not getting fibre to the Cabinet as the Northern Lincolnshire broadband project announced to me that my cabinet would not be upgraded and they had no future plans to do so, Whoever sanctioned which cabinets were to be upgraded in our area are obviously short sighted or they just stuck a pen in a map without looking at all the facts.

I decided to apply for WiMax Internet from QuickLine. Engineer arrived today to find out that he could not get a signal from the tower because of line of sight this was due to the row of houses behind me and the fact they would have to put a 16 foot pole on the side of my house to try and get a signal. He could not access my chimney stack due to the fact they brought the wrong ladder? After doing some tests with his laptop and waggling to dish around half way up the house, he declared there was no signal, so that was the end of that.

So where do I go from here?

Write to my MP, already done that and did not get an answer and no doubt will not get an answer.

Write to my counsellor? What's the point of that, as they won’t understand what I was talking about anyway?

Ask Virgin Media to cable up my street? Nope as they said it would be too expensive to do that and that was after sending a request to Richard Branson as well to look at it and to give him his due respect, one of his VM Angels did come back to me the same day, but to no avail.

Start off a new broadband campaign, like I did when I campaigned to bring ADSL to Grimsby which was very successful with a hundred thousand signatures and I also won a national award for my work. Due to my circumstances I do not have time to do this again, when I could be spending more time with my family and doing the things I want to do.

I could sell my house and move to an area that has fibre to the Cabinet but that would be expensive and at my time life, I would like to stay where I am, as I am settled and have spent loads in updating the house and I do not need all the hassle in moving house, just so that I can get super broadband.

Well that’s enough for this rant and as you can see I am so disappointed with the above and I suppose I better get used to 8MB down and 8K up in the slow lane of the internet, sat in my little oasis in the middle of Grimsby, when all those around me can get 145MB connections on VM and 45MB on BT.

Update:

Hmm, just been on the new BT Super Broadband checker site at http://www.superfast-openreach.co.uk/where-and-when/default.aspx?pc=dn345lw and it states my Cab is under review, could this be a false hope, as NLBB informed me that they did not have plans to upgrade it?

 

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