Our hovel is down a leafy and muddy lane, several hundred yards from the next house. The phone line consequently has its own set of poles, carrying the wire through the trees (overgrown hedges to be exact) which line the road.
Frequently in storms the line breaks and BT are called out. On one occasion it was discovered that squirrels had chewed through the insulation.
The nearest house capable of getting broadband was half a mile away. Until I read this. At last the 4 mile limit from the exchange (6 km to non-Brits) is being removed and we have the chance for broadband !
Alright, it's only 512K. But when I think of all those 12M downloads I've rejected. I might even listen to these peoples' stuff.
Rejoice ! And another reason to smile - the site of the Russian Wodehouse Society.
BBC Question Time - Durr bates edition
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