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Bolton 'Meadows' Estate To Finally Get Broadband

Posted: 19th Oct, 2006 By: MarkJ
ADSLGuide reports on a piece in 'The Bolton News', which states that residents of The Meadows estate near to Middlebrook Retail Park in Bolton will soon have broadband ADSL access:

A 50-signature petition, collected by Richard Hornby, called on BT to do the work necessary to enable broadband access. Mr Hornby, who lives with his wife Marion and 15-year-old son, Richard, organised the petition because he was so fed up with using dial-up.

Mr Hornby, aged 45, said: "This is really frustrating because dial-up is so slow. If we have any files to download we have to get friends to do it for us and collect it on CD."

A spokesman for BT said: "We have been laying copper wiring alongside the fibre optic links so that our customers can get broadband. We apologise for the time it has taken to sort this out, but can assure residents that we are working on it and some homes should be connected to broadband by Christmas."

The sad irony of having to install copper wire based ADSL infrastructure alongside a fibre optic setup to get fast Internet access doesn't escape us.
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