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Narrowband for price of Broadband

According to my local authority I don’t live in a rural area. My council tax includes an urban supplement but I don’t have a gas supply, pavements or street lights or decent broadband. We have opted for oil instead of gas and we can manage without the pavements and street lights most of the time (although it is dangerous walking at night in the dark) but Β is getting increasingly difficult to manage with broadband that barely gets over 1Mb. Of course we pay for “up to 8Mb”. Β This is narrowband for the price of broadband. I think the assumption of the service provider is that a minimum Β 2Mb is available, but at the moment that is a pipe dream. Continue reading