Super-fast broadband arrives in Bournemouth

HIGH-speed fibre broadband is now available to the first homes and businesses in the centre of Bournemouth, BT announced yesterday.

About 12,000 households and firms are joining the high-speed revolution as engineers complete the investment in the coming weeks.

Bournemouth centre follows Southbourne, Westbourne, Winton and Boscombe in having fibre broadband.

The latest upgrade will take the number of premises in Bournemouth able to receive fast broadband to around 74,000.

And the total figure due to climb to more than 83,000 premises next year when Northbourne is upgraded.

Jon Reynolds, BT’s South West regional director, said: “BT’s fibre network is expanding rapidly bringing a boost for local economies wherever it goes. Research suggests that within 15 years fibre broadband could bolster the economy of a typical town by £143 million and create 225 new jobs, 140 new start-up businesses and 1,000 more homeworkers.”

Cllr John Beesley, Bournemouth Council’s leader, said: “Super-fast broadband is an essential building block to economic recovery and growth. It gives our local firms a boost and brings us a competitive edge in attracting new businesses, jobs and investment. Residents will also benefit from being able to do more, better and faster, online.”

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8:41am Tue 1 Jan 13

fedupwithfedupjobsworths says...

Broadstone exchange has had it for almost a year now. Its great I went from 1.5 mb to just over 50 mb.
Broadstone exchange has had it for almost a year now. Its great I went from 1.5 mb to just over 50 mb. fedupwithfedupjobsworths

9:02am Tue 1 Jan 13

EGHH says...

Virgin Media upgraded me to 100mbps fibre optic just before Xmas with a promise of 120mbps early this year. And using speedtest it is a constant 98 to 100mbps. And I'm not paying any more than I did for my 50mbps service. Very happy with VM.

But do fit a Gigabit network card to your PC to get the full benefit. 100mbps cards do not always give you the maximum speed.

BT behind the curve again!
Virgin Media upgraded me to 100mbps fibre optic just before Xmas with a promise of 120mbps early this year. And using speedtest it is a constant 98 to 100mbps. And I'm not paying any more than I did for my 50mbps service. Very happy with VM. But do fit a Gigabit network card to your PC to get the full benefit. 100mbps cards do not always give you the maximum speed. BT behind the curve again! EGHH

9:12am Tue 1 Jan 13

aerolover says...

So Charminster gets left behind yet again. How can you do Boscombe with all the druggies who won't pay for speedy broadband and Winton who has mainly Uni students and miss the bit between Charminster where people live.
So Charminster gets left behind yet again. How can you do Boscombe with all the druggies who won't pay for speedy broadband and Winton who has mainly Uni students and miss the bit between Charminster where people live. aerolover

9:19am Tue 1 Jan 13

ragj195 says...

aerolover wrote:
So Charminster gets left behind yet again. How can you do Boscombe with all the druggies who won't pay for speedy broadband and Winton who has mainly Uni students and miss the bit between Charminster where people live.
Are you sure you can't get BT Infinity? I have two friends in Charminster who both have it.
[quote][p][bold]aerolover[/bold] wrote: So Charminster gets left behind yet again. How can you do Boscombe with all the druggies who won't pay for speedy broadband and Winton who has mainly Uni students and miss the bit between Charminster where people live.[/p][/quote]Are you sure you can't get BT Infinity? I have two friends in Charminster who both have it. ragj195

9:28am Tue 1 Jan 13

BIGTONE says...

What figure of super fast is this story based on?
What figure of super fast is this story based on? BIGTONE

10:53am Tue 1 Jan 13

Reader Echo says...

Well BT, why don’t you come back and tell us when you have the whole 01202 area up to speed, instead of just cherry picking areas that suit your money making priorities.

It is high time that this country realised that BT are the stranglehold on broadband services as they control all of the infrastructure that was given to them by whatever government was in at the time.
Well BT, why don’t you come back and tell us when you have the whole 01202 area up to speed, instead of just cherry picking areas that suit your money making priorities. It is high time that this country realised that BT are the stranglehold on broadband services as they control all of the infrastructure that was given to them by whatever government was in at the time. Reader Echo

1:19pm Tue 1 Jan 13

ragj195 says...

Reader Echo wrote:
Well BT, why don’t you come back and tell us when you have the whole 01202 area up to speed, instead of just cherry picking areas that suit your money making priorities.

It is high time that this country realised that BT are the stranglehold on broadband services as they control all of the infrastructure that was given to them by whatever government was in at the time.
They made the infrastructure. It wasn't "given" to them.
[quote][p][bold]Reader Echo[/bold] wrote: Well BT, why don’t you come back and tell us when you have the whole 01202 area up to speed, instead of just cherry picking areas that suit your money making priorities. It is high time that this country realised that BT are the stranglehold on broadband services as they control all of the infrastructure that was given to them by whatever government was in at the time.[/p][/quote]They made the infrastructure. It wasn't "given" to them. ragj195

7:38am Wed 2 Jan 13

EGHH says...

Reader Echo wrote:
Well BT, why don’t you come back and tell us when you have the whole 01202 area up to speed, instead of just cherry picking areas that suit your money making priorities.

It is high time that this country realised that BT are the stranglehold on broadband services as they control all of the infrastructure that was given to them by whatever government was in at the time.
Virgin Media has got its own infrastructure and is now installing 1.5 Gigabit broadband for businesses in the London area.

Their 100mbps lines are1.5 Gbps ready for domestic use but they say there is not a demand yet. It would be a simple software change to up the speed with no new equipment needed.

The VM SuperHub is already capable of Gigabit speeds. In fact when they upgraded me to 100 Mbps all that was needed was 15 second remote firmware update to my hub.

The Chinese have developed 10 Gbps broadband which BT are testing in Cornwall.
[quote][p][bold]Reader Echo[/bold] wrote: Well BT, why don’t you come back and tell us when you have the whole 01202 area up to speed, instead of just cherry picking areas that suit your money making priorities. It is high time that this country realised that BT are the stranglehold on broadband services as they control all of the infrastructure that was given to them by whatever government was in at the time.[/p][/quote]Virgin Media has got its own infrastructure and is now installing 1.5 Gigabit broadband for businesses in the London area. Their 100mbps lines are1.5 Gbps ready for domestic use but they say there is not a demand yet. It would be a simple software change to up the speed with no new equipment needed. The VM SuperHub is already capable of Gigabit speeds. In fact when they upgraded me to 100 Mbps all that was needed was 15 second remote firmware update to my hub. The Chinese have developed 10 Gbps broadband which BT are testing in Cornwall. EGHH

8:54am Wed 2 Jan 13

Telscombe Cliffy says...

ragj195 wrote:
aerolover wrote:
So Charminster gets left behind yet again. How can you do Boscombe with all the druggies who won't pay for speedy broadband and Winton who has mainly Uni students and miss the bit between Charminster where people live.
Are you sure you can't get BT Infinity? I have two friends in Charminster who both have it.
Northern half of Charminster in on Winton exchange and the south is on Bournemouth exchange, hence the difference. Small parts of eastern Charminster are even on Boscombe exchange.
[quote][p][bold]ragj195[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aerolover[/bold] wrote: So Charminster gets left behind yet again. How can you do Boscombe with all the druggies who won't pay for speedy broadband and Winton who has mainly Uni students and miss the bit between Charminster where people live.[/p][/quote]Are you sure you can't get BT Infinity? I have two friends in Charminster who both have it.[/p][/quote]Northern half of Charminster in on Winton exchange and the south is on Bournemouth exchange, hence the difference. Small parts of eastern Charminster are even on Boscombe exchange. Telscombe Cliffy

1:46pm Fri 4 Jan 13

chutney123 says...

Hmmm I live in Winton and I can't get BT Infinity, and I'm only about 300m away from the exchange in Wycliffe Road!!!!
Hmmm I live in Winton and I can't get BT Infinity, and I'm only about 300m away from the exchange in Wycliffe Road!!!! chutney123

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