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Broadband in Rodmell

On 9 May 2011 at 5:38pm WilliamDyer wrote:
Hello knowledgable Forum masses,
Does anyone know what the broadband provision in Rodmell is like? I'm interested in up/down speeds, ping times, and providers. As I understand it the cover is poor, with the local switch being Lewes. There is apparently a local wifi solution, but real world speeds aren't really available.
Thanks in advance
On 9 May 2011 at 6:20pm Super rich wrote:
no one cares
On 10 May 2011 at 9:16am Newhaven smells wrote:
Try a broadband USB dongle from a mobile phone company with accompanying extended antenna that can attach to your tv aerial ...get better speeds
On 10 May 2011 at 10:18am WilliamDyer wrote:
@Newhaven Smells - thanks for the heads up - I'll try and find someone who runs such an operation for a speed test
@super rich - you are an idiot. One of the cohort of muppets that are killing this forum
On 11 May 2011 at 7:10pm over it wrote:
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On 13 May 2011 at 9:29am Person wrote:
My parents live in Rodmell. After a long battle they had broadband installed and working. The line speed is officially 1mb down 256kbps down, but they get about 512/256. A lot of the village seems to be unable to get broadband and my parents only managed it after about 10 visits from BT, 3 new line installations and countless hours on the phone to various ISPs.
The local WiFi solution is quite patchy, and very laggy. Another option is Sat broadband which is fast, but it has a noticable lag/ping time so may not be good for your requirements depending what you wish to use it for.
On 13 May 2011 at 10:39am Jude wrote:
Hi William,
I live in Rodmell and am looking into options for improving broadband for the Parish Council. As of last year almost every house in the village can receive an ADSL service with speeds of between 0.4 and 1.1 Mbit/s - putting us in the bottom 1% of UK broadband performance. Some parts of the top end of the village receive a 3G mobile signal but this is rare at the bottom end. A couple of houses take satellite broadband - a very expensive option for average use. The SNShare fixed wireless option, which beams a signal over from Lewes, is extremely slow, but very cheap.
We currently have a survey out with every household in the parish in order to assess people's current experience of broadband, how they access it, who their provider is, what they pay and what they would be willing to pay for a faster and more reliable service. I am talking to East Sussex County Council about their bid for BDUK money to improve rural broadband, and also to a range of providers of cabinet unbudling, fibre to the premises and microwave solutions.
What's the reason for your enquiry and is there anything else you would like to know?
On 14 May 2011 at 1:23pm MC wrote:
1.4 to 1.1mb. That really is dire. The estate agents never mention that. I wonder if (or how much) it affects house prices?

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