Lymington, Romsey, Hythe,Lyndhurst, Ashurst and Fawley to benefit from Hampshire County Council and BT broadband scheme

New £13 million superfast broadband to 8,000 homes across Hampshire: Will you get it?

New £13 million superfast broadband to 8,000 homes across Hampshire: Will you get it?

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WEB users in 8,000 homes and businesses in rural Hampshire are set to get high-speed Internet connections.

The new state-of-the-art network is being installed as part of a £13.8m Superfast Broadband Programme The joint Hampshire County Council and BT scheme will deliver fibre optic broadband to 95 per cent of the county’s more isolated homes and business by 2017.

From between April and June residents in 21 more communities will be able to benefit from the new technology under the project’s second phase.

The council has already invested £5m into the £13.8m scheme and has earmarked a further £9.2m.

County council leader Cllr Roy Perry said the authority is making “good progress” and added: “This is bringing Internet services to people in the county’s rural communities who would otherwise be left with limited access or none at all, because the commercial market will not reach them.

“We recognise access will play an increasingly important role in Hampshire’s social and economic development, as well as in our strategy to tackle isolation and access to services in rural areas.”

Businesses will be able to speed up file and data transfers, process software from cloud computing, host regular conference and video calls and allow staff to work from home.

New areas due to receive faster connections include Ashurst, Cadnam, Fawley, Gosport, Hythe, Lee-on-the- Solent, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Milford on Sea, Romsey, Totton and West Wellow.

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6:34am Mon 17 Mar 14

skeptik says...

Speed or reliability?
Speed or reliability? skeptik
  • Score: 2

7:27am Mon 17 Mar 14

Rodger the Taxi Driver from Hythe says...

Errrrr..... Most of those areas are already covered by virgins cable which goes up to 130meg anyway....
Errrrr..... Most of those areas are already covered by virgins cable which goes up to 130meg anyway.... Rodger the Taxi Driver from Hythe
  • Score: -11

7:51am Mon 17 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

Rodger the Taxi Driver from Hythe wrote:
Errrrr..... Most of those areas are already covered by virgins cable which goes up to 130meg anyway....
And if people prefer not to use Virgin?
[quote][p][bold]Rodger the Taxi Driver from Hythe[/bold] wrote: Errrrr..... Most of those areas are already covered by virgins cable which goes up to 130meg anyway....[/p][/quote]And if people prefer not to use Virgin? gilbertratchet
  • Score: 6

7:53am Mon 17 Mar 14

Harold K Steptoe says...

Waste of money, there's nothing wrong with the current broa
Waste of money, there's nothing wrong with the current broa Harold K Steptoe
  • Score: 2

7:56am Mon 17 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

skeptik wrote:
Speed or reliability?
With greater capacity comes higher speed, but also lower contention, and thus, more reliability.
[quote][p][bold]skeptik[/bold] wrote: Speed or reliability?[/p][/quote]With greater capacity comes higher speed, but also lower contention, and thus, more reliability. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 0

8:23am Mon 17 Mar 14

skeptik says...

Oh yes I love theory too. However, I have been with NTL/Virgin for many years and in truth have only had a few problems which have always been sorted quickly. One problem not getting the attention I though right - I had to find the MDs personal telephone number on the list of directors - his PA got in touch, she made the usual promises and blow me down she had people phoning me in minutes - on a Sunday and she rang back later and asked if all was well - not always big bad business.
Oh yes I love theory too. However, I have been with NTL/Virgin for many years and in truth have only had a few problems which have always been sorted quickly. One problem not getting the attention I though right - I had to find the MDs personal telephone number on the list of directors - his PA got in touch, she made the usual promises and blow me down she had people phoning me in minutes - on a Sunday and she rang back later and asked if all was well - not always big bad business. skeptik
  • Score: 3

8:27am Mon 17 Mar 14

Rhombus says...

Openreach connecting new build close in Redbridge too on April 2nd. Cant wait to get back online. Miss my Battlefield :P
Openreach connecting new build close in Redbridge too on April 2nd. Cant wait to get back online. Miss my Battlefield :P Rhombus
  • Score: 3

9:13am Mon 17 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

It wont matter how fast it is if you are trying to use the ECHO's website the amount of advertising and scripts they put on it
It wont matter how fast it is if you are trying to use the ECHO's website the amount of advertising and scripts they put on it bigfella777
  • Score: 2

9:17am Mon 17 Mar 14

Lone Ranger. says...

bigfella777 wrote:
It wont matter how fast it is if you are trying to use the ECHO's website the amount of advertising and scripts they put on it
Activate your ad blocker
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: It wont matter how fast it is if you are trying to use the ECHO's website the amount of advertising and scripts they put on it[/p][/quote]Activate your ad blocker Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 6

9:27am Mon 17 Mar 14

jayjay80 says...

im guessing theyre still avoiding hillyfields area then..
im guessing theyre still avoiding hillyfields area then.. jayjay80
  • Score: -1

10:08am Mon 17 Mar 14

hulla baloo says...

bigfella777 wrote:
It wont matter how fast it is if you are trying to use the ECHO's website the amount of advertising and scripts they put on it
So you get and read the Daily Echo online, then complain about how its funded, to enable you to read for free.
Dont like the ads? Buy the paper version.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: It wont matter how fast it is if you are trying to use the ECHO's website the amount of advertising and scripts they put on it[/p][/quote]So you get and read the Daily Echo online, then complain about how its funded, to enable you to read for free. Dont like the ads? Buy the paper version. hulla baloo
  • Score: 4

10:11am Mon 17 Mar 14

S!monOn says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
skeptik wrote:
Speed or reliability?
With greater capacity comes higher speed, but also lower contention, and thus, more reliability.
Doesn't matter - even though the line can provide higher capacity, BT deliberately restrict download/upload speeds to the end user.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skeptik[/bold] wrote: Speed or reliability?[/p][/quote]With greater capacity comes higher speed, but also lower contention, and thus, more reliability.[/p][/quote]Doesn't matter - even though the line can provide higher capacity, BT deliberately restrict download/upload speeds to the end user. S!monOn
  • Score: 3

10:52am Mon 17 Mar 14

SilvanDryad says...

No hope for the immediate future for a large part of Brockenhurst - where apparently the residents of the New Forest Drive/ Rhinefield Road/ North Weirs area have not expressed “sufficient interest” in this opportunity. This area is in the last phase to be “investigated by 2017”. Ha! When I registered my interest a long time ago it looked to me as though every single other house in the area had already signed up. They just can’t be bothered to cable up so far from the exchange, methinks. The service is currently rubbish with regular "outages" on the part of BT. Interestingly, outlying hamlets and cottages on the way to Beaulieu can expect the new superfast service by the end of 2014.
No hope for the immediate future for a large part of Brockenhurst - where apparently the residents of the New Forest Drive/ Rhinefield Road/ North Weirs area have not expressed “sufficient interest” in this opportunity. This area is in the last phase to be “investigated by 2017”. Ha! When I registered my interest a long time ago it looked to me as though every single other house in the area had already signed up. They just can’t be bothered to cable up so far from the exchange, methinks. The service is currently rubbish with regular "outages" on the part of BT. Interestingly, outlying hamlets and cottages on the way to Beaulieu can expect the new superfast service by the end of 2014. SilvanDryad
  • Score: 1

10:58am Mon 17 Mar 14

southy says...

Its not true fiber optics system not like what they got in Logic City in Korea, its fiber optics to the server to server then its copper cable to the business or home. In Logic City the fiber optic go right into the home and that,s what you call super internet its faster than clicking your fingers.

Virgin / NTL had a connection problem since the very end of January promise to have if fix by the March 5th its still the same this is effecting every one in area 21 with slow broadband, they use a hex connection system and if one part becomes broken it slows the whole area up
Its not true fiber optics system not like what they got in Logic City in Korea, its fiber optics to the server to server then its copper cable to the business or home. In Logic City the fiber optic go right into the home and that,s what you call super internet its faster than clicking your fingers. Virgin / NTL had a connection problem since the very end of January promise to have if fix by the March 5th its still the same this is effecting every one in area 21 with slow broadband, they use a hex connection system and if one part becomes broken it slows the whole area up southy
  • Score: -3

11:24am Mon 17 Mar 14

OntheBoundary says...

I'm not too worried about superfast broadband as on the fringes on Romsey I am lucky to get 1.5mbps. 5 mbps regularly would be great. I also fall into the "to be investigate later" group as our cabinet mainly serves people who can get Virgin cable. We just happen to be 400 yards from the nearest Virgin box and not commercially important enough for Virgin or the BT rollout. My 3G connection is faster. Perhaps my answer is to wait for 4G and use wireless for everything.
I'm not too worried about superfast broadband as on the fringes on Romsey I am lucky to get 1.5mbps. 5 mbps regularly would be great. I also fall into the "to be investigate later" group as our cabinet mainly serves people who can get Virgin cable. We just happen to be 400 yards from the nearest Virgin box and not commercially important enough for Virgin or the BT rollout. My 3G connection is faster. Perhaps my answer is to wait for 4G and use wireless for everything. OntheBoundary
  • Score: 1

12:02pm Mon 17 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

hulla baloo wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
It wont matter how fast it is if you are trying to use the ECHO's website the amount of advertising and scripts they put on it
So you get and read the Daily Echo online, then complain about how its funded, to enable you to read for free.
Dont like the ads? Buy the paper version.
It's too dear
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: It wont matter how fast it is if you are trying to use the ECHO's website the amount of advertising and scripts they put on it[/p][/quote]So you get and read the Daily Echo online, then complain about how its funded, to enable you to read for free. Dont like the ads? Buy the paper version.[/p][/quote]It's too dear bigfella777
  • Score: -4

12:33pm Mon 17 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

S!monOn wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
skeptik wrote:
Speed or reliability?
With greater capacity comes higher speed, but also lower contention, and thus, more reliability.
Doesn't matter - even though the line can provide higher capacity, BT deliberately restrict download/upload speeds to the end user.
That's one way of improving contention ratios, which will have a larger effect on your actual speeds than the notional bandwidth.
[quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skeptik[/bold] wrote: Speed or reliability?[/p][/quote]With greater capacity comes higher speed, but also lower contention, and thus, more reliability.[/p][/quote]Doesn't matter - even though the line can provide higher capacity, BT deliberately restrict download/upload speeds to the end user.[/p][/quote]That's one way of improving contention ratios, which will have a larger effect on your actual speeds than the notional bandwidth. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 3

12:48pm Mon 17 Mar 14

hulla baloo says...

bigfella777 wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
It wont matter how fast it is if you are trying to use the ECHO's website the amount of advertising and scripts they put on it
So you get and read the Daily Echo online, then complain about how its funded, to enable you to read for free.
Dont like the ads? Buy the paper version.
It's too dear
Dont fecking complain then, tight ar5e.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: It wont matter how fast it is if you are trying to use the ECHO's website the amount of advertising and scripts they put on it[/p][/quote]So you get and read the Daily Echo online, then complain about how its funded, to enable you to read for free. Dont like the ads? Buy the paper version.[/p][/quote]It's too dear[/p][/quote]Dont fecking complain then, tight ar5e. hulla baloo
  • Score: 1

8:36pm Mon 17 Mar 14

elvisimo says...

bigfella777 wrote:
It wont matter how fast it is if you are trying to use the ECHO's website the amount of advertising and scripts they put on it
Seem to spend an inordinate amount of time on this sub standard site....
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: It wont matter how fast it is if you are trying to use the ECHO's website the amount of advertising and scripts they put on it[/p][/quote]Seem to spend an inordinate amount of time on this sub standard site.... elvisimo
  • Score: 1

12:12pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Rhombus says...

southy wrote:
Its not true fiber optics system not like what they got in Logic City in Korea, its fiber optics to the server to server then its copper cable to the business or home. In Logic City the fiber optic go right into the home and that,s what you call super internet its faster than clicking your fingers.

Virgin / NTL had a connection problem since the very end of January promise to have if fix by the March 5th its still the same this is effecting every one in area 21 with slow broadband, they use a hex connection system and if one part becomes broken it slows the whole area up
You are talking FTTC. The up to 80 meg service. Virgin offer fibre to house in some areas which do infact provide currently up to 130 but will increase im sure over time. FTTH is such a service.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Its not true fiber optics system not like what they got in Logic City in Korea, its fiber optics to the server to server then its copper cable to the business or home. In Logic City the fiber optic go right into the home and that,s what you call super internet its faster than clicking your fingers. Virgin / NTL had a connection problem since the very end of January promise to have if fix by the March 5th its still the same this is effecting every one in area 21 with slow broadband, they use a hex connection system and if one part becomes broken it slows the whole area up[/p][/quote]You are talking FTTC. The up to 80 meg service. Virgin offer fibre to house in some areas which do infact provide currently up to 130 but will increase im sure over time. FTTH is such a service. Rhombus
  • Score: 0

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