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Computer support in the Holbeach area



 
 
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Old October 4th 19, 12:24 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham J[_3_]
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Default Computer support in the Holbeach area

Can anybody recommend a PC support organisation in the Holbeach area
that would be prepared to take on a farming business? The users have an
assortment of different PCs, some farming-specific applications, and
several very slow ADSL connections to their various very rural farm offices.

None of the users know anything about computers so they need very
sympathetic hand-holding, and pro-active maintenance.

Personal recommendation quoting good experience with the organisation
would be very welcome.

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Old October 4th 19, 07:13 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Woody
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Default Computer support in the Holbeach area

On 04/10/2019 12:24, Graham J wrote:
Can anybody recommend a PC support organisation in the Holbeach area
that would be prepared to take on a farming business?* The users have an
assortment of different PCs, some farming-specific applications, and
several very slow ADSL connections to their various very rural farm
offices.

None of the users know anything about computers so they need very
sympathetic hand-holding, and pro-active maintenance.

Personal recommendation quoting good experience with the organisation
would be very welcome.


If they have very slow ADSL and FTTC is nowhere near arriving, they
should consider doing mobile broadband on whichever is the best signal
in their area.

A farmer friend in Zummerzet had the same issue with ADSL coming in at
about 2Mb downhill with a following wind on a good day. Fortunately he
has very strong 4G signals from all four providers (3G only from 3) and
is now pulling top side of 40Mb (even 10+Mb on 3 at 3G.) He is chuffed
to bits and his wife even moreso. He has done a deal that gets him 100Gb
per month for 40 from EE - he has a 5-van caravan site which it serves
as well.

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Old October 4th 19, 08:00 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
MissRiaElaine[_2_]
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Default Computer support in the Holbeach area

On 04/10/2019 19:13, Woody wrote:
On 04/10/2019 12:24, Graham J wrote:
Can anybody recommend a PC support organisation in the Holbeach area
that would be prepared to take on a farming business?* The users have
an assortment of different PCs, some farming-specific applications,
and several very slow ADSL connections to their various very rural
farm offices.

None of the users know anything about computers so they need very
sympathetic hand-holding, and pro-active maintenance.

Personal recommendation quoting good experience with the organisation
would be very welcome.


If they have very slow ADSL and FTTC is nowhere near arriving, they
should consider doing mobile broadband on whichever is the best signal
in their area.

A farmer friend in Zummerzet had the same issue with ADSL coming in at
about 2Mb downhill with a following wind on a good day. Fortunately he
has very strong 4G signals from all four providers (3G only from 3) and
is now pulling top side of 40Mb (even 10+Mb on 3 at 3G.) He is chuffed
to bits and his wife even moreso. He has done a deal that gets him 100Gb
per month for 40 from EE - he has a 5-van caravan site which it serves
as well.


Or they could consider installing their own fibre network, as has been
done in more than one rural location in the UK.

https://www.choose.co.uk/guide/rural...-projects.html


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Ria in Aberdeen

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Old October 4th 19, 08:01 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
MissRiaElaine[_2_]
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Default Computer support in the Holbeach area

On 04/10/2019 20:00, MissRiaElaine wrote:

Or they could consider installing their own fibre network, as has been
done in more than one rural location in the UK.

https://www.choose.co.uk/guide/rural...-projects.html


I just realised that's an old article, but it still holds true.

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Old October 4th 19, 08:09 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Java Jive
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Default Computer support in the Holbeach area

On 04/10/2019 19:13, Woody wrote:

A farmer friend in Zummerzet had the same issue with ADSL coming in at
about 2Mb downhill with a following wind on a good day. Fortunately he
has very strong 4G signals from all four providers (3G only from 3) and
is now pulling top side of 40Mb (even 10+Mb on 3 at 3G.) He is chuffed
to bits and his wife even moreso. He has done a deal that gets him 100Gb
per month for 40 from EE - he has a 5-van caravan site which it serves
as well.


According to the latest Ofcom figures, the average monthly download per
household is now 190GB, so 100GB for his family and 5 caravans seems
barely adequate.



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Old October 4th 19, 09:50 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Bob Eager[_5_]
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Default Computer support in the Holbeach area

On Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:13:34 +0100, Woody wrote:

On 04/10/2019 12:24, Graham J wrote:
Can anybody recommend a PC support organisation in the Holbeach area
that would be prepared to take on a farming business?* The users have
an assortment of different PCs, some farming-specific applications, and
several very slow ADSL connections to their various very rural farm
offices.

None of the users know anything about computers so they need very
sympathetic hand-holding, and pro-active maintenance.

Personal recommendation quoting good experience with the organisation
would be very welcome.


If they have very slow ADSL and FTTC is nowhere near arriving, they
should consider doing mobile broadband on whichever is the best signal
in their area.

A farmer friend in Zummerzet had the same issue with ADSL coming in at
about 2Mb downhill with a following wind on a good day. Fortunately he
has very strong 4G signals from all four providers (3G only from 3) and
is now pulling top side of 40Mb (even 10+Mb on 3 at 3G.) He is chuffed
to bits and his wife even moreso. He has done a deal that gets him 100Gb
per month for 40 from EE - he has a 5-van caravan site which it serves
as well.


I hope that's 100GB...but yes, a good way to go.
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Old October 4th 19, 09:51 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Bob Eager[_5_]
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Default Computer support in the Holbeach area

On Fri, 04 Oct 2019 20:09:21 +0100, Java Jive wrote:

On 04/10/2019 19:13, Woody wrote:

A farmer friend in Zummerzet had the same issue with ADSL coming in at
about 2Mb downhill with a following wind on a good day. Fortunately he
has very strong 4G signals from all four providers (3G only from 3) and
is now pulling top side of 40Mb (even 10+Mb on 3 at 3G.) He is chuffed
to bits and his wife even moreso. He has done a deal that gets him
100Gb per month for 40 from EE - he has a 5-van caravan site which it
serves as well.


According to the latest Ofcom figures, the average monthly download per
household is now 190GB, so 100GB for his family and 5 caravans seems
barely adequate.


(checks) We did 934GB last month. Mainly streaming from sons. The major
culprit is moving out next week!
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Old October 4th 19, 09:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Vir Campestris
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Default Computer support in the Holbeach area

On 04/10/2019 20:09, Java Jive wrote:
On 04/10/2019 19:13, Woody wrote:

A farmer friend in Zummerzet had the same issue with ADSL coming in at
about 2Mb downhill with a following wind on a good day. Fortunately he
has very strong 4G signals from all four providers (3G only from 3)
and is now pulling top side of 40Mb (even 10+Mb on 3 at 3G.) He is
chuffed to bits and his wife even moreso. He has done a deal that gets
him 100Gb per month for 40 from EE - he has a 5-van caravan site
which it serves as well.


According to the latest Ofcom figures, the average monthly download per
household is now 190GB, so 100GB for his family and 5 caravans seems
barely adequate.

He's a farmer. He has other things to do than watch movies all night.

I don't think I get anywhere that number.

Andy


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Old October 5th 19, 07:59 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Graham J[_3_]
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Default Computer support in the Holbeach area

Woody wrote:
On 04/10/2019 12:24, Graham J wrote:
Can anybody recommend a PC support organisation in the Holbeach area
that would be prepared to take on a farming business?* The users have
an assortment of different PCs, some farming-specific applications,
and several very slow ADSL connections to their various very rural
farm offices.

None of the users know anything about computers so they need very
sympathetic hand-holding, and pro-active maintenance.

Personal recommendation quoting good experience with the organisation
would be very welcome.


If they have very slow ADSL and FTTC is nowhere near arriving, they
should consider doing mobile broadband on whichever is the best signal
in their area.

A farmer friend in Zummerzet had the same issue with ADSL coming in at
about 2Mb downhill with a following wind on a good day. Fortunately he
has very strong 4G signals from all four providers (3G only from 3) and
is now pulling top side of 40Mb (even 10+Mb on 3 at 3G.) He is chuffed
to bits and his wife even more so. He has done a deal that gets him 100Gb
per month for 40 from EE - he has a 5-van caravan site which it serves
as well.


Thanks for your comments, and all the others on similar lines from other
people who have replied.

The point here is that the farming people themselves don't have the
skill or inclination to set this up for themselves. They need somebody
to do this for them, and to do all the other things that relate to their
computers, such as: "There's an error message, what do I do?" or,
"What's this Winmail.dat attachment that I can't open?" .

They've asked others in the farming community nearby but nobody can
recommend any good computer support business; in fact the reverse, the
general comment is: "Oh them, don't touch the with a bargepole, they're
useless!"

I live too far away to be able to help, and besides, I'm retired, so I
actively do not want the work.

It's quite a big farming business, and I've no reason to suppose that
they could not afford to pay a sensible commercial rate. But they don't
have the skill or knowledge to specify what they want (if they did, they
would probably support themselves).

So I really am looking for a recommendation, please.

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Graham J
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Old October 5th 19, 08:11 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Roderick Stewart
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Default Computer support in the Holbeach area

On Fri, 4 Oct 2019 20:09:21 +0100, Java Jive
wrote:

According to the latest Ofcom figures, the average monthly download per
household is now 190GB, so 100GB for his family and 5 caravans seems
barely adequate.


When a group of friends and I set up a cybercafe in the 1990s, our
service provider was connected to the rest of the internet by a link
with a capacity of 64kb/s. That was *their* connection, which was
shared with all their customers. I think the internet at that time was
envisaged as being just used for email, and nobody really knew what a
cybercafe was. Shortly thereafter they upgraded their link to 512kb/s,
but I think our ten web-browsing computers still used it to the limit.

Rod.
 




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