Lyddington folks raised an amazing £37,000 to offer 200 homes the super-fast broadband. Earlier BT was not able to provide the high speed Internet which Lyddington had desired for. Rutland Telecom will now offer high speed broadband internet connection to the village folks of 200 houses. The speed is expected upto 40 MbPS (Mega bits per Second)
Most of the top Broadband players considered it as economically not feasible to supply broadband services to this village. The Government’s top priority is to offer unlimited high speed broadband internet connectivity to the rural areas and are delighted by the move. AN estimated 2.5 million households in the UK are getting a Broadband service less than 2 MBPS due to various factors like location coverage etc. Rutland telecom scheme is a JV between villagers who were frustrated by the slow broadband speeds and a local ICT firm that was reselling BT’s (British Telecom) broadband.
“We found that any company could do, on a smaller scale, what Carphone Warehouse has done and take over BT’s network,” said Dr David Lewis, managing director of Rutland Telecom.
This will be the first step in the right direction of small broadband firms and a warning to big players who ignore the rural markets.