News: More Broadband For Cute Sounding Villages

 I wrote a few weeks back in my column about how a village in Northamptonshire, England, overcame the failure of the national carrier, BT, to install broadband by building their own Wi-Fi network. Neighbouring villages have taken a different route.
 
The BBC reports that Middleton Cheney, Byfield and some other Northants villages will have access to a broadband service after residents were encouraged to sign online and written petitions by the East Midlands Development Agency.
 
Other villages which will be able to access the faster connection (sorry, but I love the names so I’m listing them here) are Hinton, Woodford Halse, Charwelton, Upper and Lower Boddington, Chacombe, Wardington, Thorpe Mandeville, Farthinghoe and Overthorpe.

26. November 2003 by jeremy
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