Brenchley Gets Its Just Rewards

by admin on June 1, 2012

Last week BT announced the next exchanges in its rollout for Kent – and Brenchley (which came 1st in the Race for Infinity for Kent) was put on the list. With Goudhurst winning its own separate scheme, the fight is now on to get Cranbrook properly upgraded.  They were fortunate enough to get through the first round of the DEFRA upgrade scheme … so we are finally seeing some announcements that will affect the whole of the Eastern part of Tunbridge Wells Borough.

Here is an extract from the BT press release:

Faster broadband for another 33,000 Kent homes and businesses

Fourteen more county communities set to benefit from roll-out programme;

Nearly nine out of 10 South East premises will have access to new technology within a year

BT today announced plans to make faster broadband available to a further 33,000 homes and businesses in Kent.

Benenden, Boughton, Brenchley, Chestfield, Langton, Leysdown, Lyminge, Minster Ramsgate, Otham, Sevington, Shorne, Sturry, Wingham and West Kingsdown are the latest communities in the county to be included in the roll-out of BT’s next generation broadband service delivered over copper lines. They are due to be upgraded by the Spring of next year.

The BT investment will make available download speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps) – more than double the speed previously available from BT.

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Ian McEwen August 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

I thought I should mention that the upgrade of the Brenchley exchange is to something called ADSL2+. It is still delivered over copper wires and, while it will improve speeds, these drop off sharply as distance from the exchange increases. It is not next generation fibre-optic broadband (as with BT Infinity) and we are still campaigning for that sort of upgrade.

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