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Guildford Hit By Broadband Shortage

Posted: 14th Dec, 2004 By: MarkJ
We've not heard of this happening before, yet in Guildford BT have been forced into carrying out an urgent capacity upgrade after the exchange ran out of ports for new users:

News that Guildford had "run out of broadband" was contained in a blog by Adam Curry, a mover and shaker in podcasting (in essence, radio broadcasts for MP3 players).

On December 3 he wrote: "I just got off the phone with British Telecom, who informed me that there are no ports available at my exchange and someone would have to leave before one becomes available. Yes, there is a waiting list, no they can't tell me where I am on the list, since it is doled out to multiple ISPs."

A spokesman for BT acknowledged that all the available broadband connections in Guildford had been used up but denied that new users would have to wait until someone dropped-off before being hooked up.


BT states that the problem arose after an unexpected surge in demand. More @ The Register.
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