Writer states the blindingly obvious – competition is a good thing. That competition is for our broadband provision.
Regulator Ofcom has an interactive map letting customers check their broadband speed and mobile phone coverage. While the Daily Mail also has an interactive map. It uses the latest Ofcom data showing our part of the UK already has good broadband access. Click on map to visit the Daily Mail broadband speed map.
Recently I reported that Virgin Media had written to Lightwater households seeking the level of interest in receiving ultrafast internet access – up to 200Mb. Delivery being based on laying fibre optic cable to the home. I’ve not yet heard from Virgin Media, as they promised, whether Lightwater is among the early locations for this service.
Meanwhile, BT [our current broadband provider] has written saying that our broadband package and landline service is being upgraded. From 3rd July our BT Infinity broadband will increase from a maximum of 38Mb to 52mb, and our data allowance increases to 45Gb/month. Sadly, this doesn’t come free. There’s an associated price increase. Choices, choices.