[RFI] No BPL in UK?

Tom Cox tomcox at iquest.net
Thu Apr 29 18:01:47 EDT 2004

Funny, BT expects the UK to get Internet just about everywhere, and BPL 
has nothing to do with it. Note the last paragraph, concerning rural 
penetration. (See below.)

Tom, KT9OM

UK To Get Near Universal Broadband Coverage By 2005

By David Fiedler, InternetWeek

BT announced Tuesday that it would be speeding up rollout of ADSL 
broadband availability in rural areas of the United Kingdom, and that 
coverage of 99.6 per cent of UK homes and businesses would be in place 
by next summer.

Broadband has been implemented in the UK by an online registration 
scheme, whereby telephone exchanges were upgraded for ADSL based on the 
percentage of subscribers who had expressed interest.

Almost a million requests had been processed up until now, but with the 
announcement, registration has been halted as no longer necessary.

BT is looking into wireless and satellite service to cover the small 
rural exchanges that cannot be economically converted for ADSL broadband.


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