..:: Frequently Asked Questions
Am I committing to Broadband by registering?
No. A registration of interest is just that. It doesn't cost anything and you
don't have to have Broadband if it comes to Lhanbryde.
Why do we need a campaign like this?
BT has over 6,000 exchanges in the UK and so far has enabled just over 1,000
of them. Many exchanges will not be Broadband-enabled for years unless a local
demand can be clearly demonstrated.
Why are you doing this?
I used to have Broadband when I lived in Aberdeen. Now after moving to Moray
I'm keen to get it back. It really is a revolution in internet access. Everything
that the Internet should be good for finally comes to life with Broadband. Video,
Gaming, Voice Chats all without delays! If you need advice or have any questions
then please contact me,
I can offer you advice from first hand experience of installing and using Broadband
in both a home and business environment.
Is Broadband really that much faster?
Yes.. You should expect to see downloads at about ten times the speed of a 56k
dial-up modem. But it's not just the transfer rate. If you are keen to play
games online and have found you get jittery gameplay and timeouts, then Broadband
can give you smooth, fast gameplay! For business users, instead of simply using
your internet connection for browsing the internet, with Broadband you have
a very flexible tool which allows you to do the things you'd always dreampt
of such as, video conferencing, voice chat, remote administration and even access
you e-mail away from work.
Why don't we just wait for BT to get around to us?
BT will never enable some exchanges at all, and at the current rate of rollout,
we could wait years for them to just do it.
Do I have to use BT as my Internet Service Provider?
No, you can use whichever ISP you like. It is up to BT to enable the exchange
but you are not obliged to use them as your ISP.
What will it cost?
It depends on which ISP you choose. The deals change all the time but you should
expect to pay between £20 and £30 per month for all your Internet
access, plus a connection charge. You don't need a separate line for Broadband,
so you may make a saving if you already have a line dedicated to your Internet
connection. You will also need to obtain a special ADSL modem and line filters.
These are not expensive and some ISPs include them in the connection charge.
So apart from being faster, what does it do?
Broadband opens up a whole new range of possibilities. It is always on, so no
more lengthy waits for the dial-up. You can watch video over the internet, play
interactive games, and send and receive large files quickly. So you can share
video and digital photos easily with family and friends, without clogging up
the PC for hours on end!
I have a question not answered anywhere on the campaign
Send me an e-mail using the contact
form, and I'll respond as soon as I can. Remember that this is a voluntary
service, so I am available at silly hours!