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Rural broadband problem



 
 
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Old April 7th 08, 09:59 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham J
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What's the current thinking for providing a broadband service to a location
which is too far away from the exchange to get ADSL? (BT line length is
estimated at 11km - it does not follow any sort of direct route.)

1) Use point-to-point wireless to a site which can get ADSL (nearest is
about 2.5 km distant, but there are big trees in the way)

2) Use a 3G/GPRS modem and buy the service from Orange, Vodafone, or 3 ??
(But I would like a static IP address - is this possible?). Service is
likely to be GPRS only so about equivalent to ISDN.

3) Apply political pressure to BT to site a DSLAM nearer to the client's
location?

Any other ideas or experience to report?

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Old April 7th 08, 10:40 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Gordon Henderson
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In article ,
Graham J wrote:
What's the current thinking for providing a broadband service to a location
which is too far away from the exchange to get ADSL? (BT line length is
estimated at 11km - it does not follow any sort of direct route.)

1) Use point-to-point wireless to a site which can get ADSL (nearest is
about 2.5 km distant, but there are big trees in the way)


Wi-Fi is probably out of the question - and it'll be worse in the summer
when the trees are in full leaf... Unless you can get them above the
trees, but you'll have other issues then (lightening, planning, etc.)

Depending on budget, you might want to look at some of the non line of
sight stuff - Motrola Canopy (disclaimer, I worked for them before
Motorola bough them)

2) Use a 3G/GPRS modem and buy the service from Orange, Vodafone, or 3 ??
(But I would like a static IP address - is this possible?). Service is
likely to be GPRS only so about equivalent to ISDN.


Can you get a fixed IP address with these?

3) Apply political pressure to BT to site a DSLAM nearer to the client's
location?


And that's not going to happen...

Any other ideas or experience to report?


Leased line? Will likely depend on fibre being avalable and probably
cost an arm and a leg to install...

Or get your client to move ;-)

Good luck!

Gordon
(Living in Rural Devon)
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Old April 8th 08, 07:36 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
David Quinton
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On Mon, 7 Apr 2008 21:59:58 +0100, "Graham J"
wrote:

What's the current thinking for providing a broadband service to a location
which is too far away from the exchange to get ADSL? (BT line length is
estimated at 11km - it does not follow any sort of direct route.)



A long shot - but is there anything like this in your county?
http://www.btbroadbandoffice.com/wir...vice_providers
(warning - not cheap!)
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Old April 8th 08, 10:41 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Theo Markettos
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Gordon Henderson wrote:
In article ,
Graham J wrote:
2) Use a 3G/GPRS modem and buy the service from Orange, Vodafone, or 3 ??
(But I would like a static IP address - is this possible?). Service is
likely to be GPRS only so about equivalent to ISDN.


Can you get a fixed IP address with these?


Could you do some sort of VPN? Tunnel to a hosted machine and then emerge
from there?

If you're only going to get GPRS, would it be better just to use 1x or 2x
ISDN (or do BT still charge per minute for it)?

Theo
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Old April 8th 08, 12:27 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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What's the current thinking for providing a broadband service to a
location
which is too far away from the exchange to get ADSL? (BT line length is
estimated at 11km - it does not follow any sort of direct route.)


There have been reports of Scottish users using satellite
BB, AFAIR from BT.
 




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