1/16/2006

When is 100% not 100%?


Obviously being a blogger (and serial poster on a few forums- one in particular) means that I tend to spend a fair percentage of my time on the internet. Since this is the case, obviously I would love to install broadband at my home address but as yet this has proven impossible. Can any Balrog readers tell me how these two statements can possibly be reconcilled (hat tip to slugger)

1. From enterprise minister Angela Smith;

This is a significant achievement for Northern Ireland to lead Europe in broadband availability. Every household, business, school and library in Northern Ireland will be able to access broadband regardless of their location.

supported by Alastair Hamilton, Director BT Business

The significance of broadband access must not be understated - the simple fact is Northern Ireland is one of the few regions in the world where all our citizens both at work and at home can avail of the benefits of broadband irrespective of their location.

however before anyone gets too excited here's statement no.2

2. From http://www.bt.com/broadband/


Check availability - results
Your exchange has broadband.However, despite an engineer's visit to your premises it has been proved not possible for your telephone line to support broadband service. Please accept our apologies. We are continuing to look for alternative technology solutions and this site will be updated with developments as they happen.



Ever get the feeling you're being lied to?

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