Well, after almost exactly 10 years of 56k dialup access broadband has been delivered out in the forest where I live, and not just 0,5mbps but full ADSL2+ 24mbps compatible DSLAM equipment has been installed at the exchange!
I’m a few hundred meters short of 24mbps at 3km to the exchange but at 8mbps compared to dialup I sure will not complain!
The really funny thing about all this is that I had a wireless link completely setup to a friend 5km away from me through the forest that has had broadband access for several years… It took me a great deal of money, climbing trees and time to establish a solid connection through non line of sight dense forest… And the very night I got it working and come home my brother tells me “did you know Telia now offers ADSL where we live” and I told him you are kidding right, because we had been making fun about that when I finally do get that wireless link working broadband would be available at our location ;-) Even more strange is the fact that Telia has not sent out any letters letting the people that live here know that ADSL is available… I heard it from a guy working at Flextronics, which is the company that Telia hires to do the actual work on their telephone lines and equipment… He had “heard” it from someone within Flextronics and did not believe it himself so we went out to the exchange to have a look and got amazed when we saw the Ericsson DSLAMS ;-)
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