Tuesday, December 01, 2009

perks of capitalism

British Telecom (BT) has admitted its chairman is the only person in a village on the Oxfordshire-Buckinghamshire border with broadband.Other people in Hambleden were told they could not have broadband because of the distance to the exchange.

BT managed to find a way to deliver broadband to its chairman using the company's Broadband Enabling Technology. The technology doubles the reach of ADSL to 12km from the exchange by bonding two copper lines together.Despite moving into the village only a year ago, Sir Michael Rake is the only resident of the village to be granted access to the trial - a move that's infuriated locals who've been asking BT for broadband connections for more than five years.

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