The digital divide has ended (at least for me)

I now have my satellite broadband installed and after a couple of days of some sub standard speeds, everything has settled down and typically I am getting around 18Mbps download and 5.5Mbps upload, which is around 18-20 times faster than my old download and upload speed. It seems that the digital divide is over at least for me! (see my previous post).

The company I went with for any one living in rural areas (or some towns) with poor or no broadband is Tooway through their distributor Avonline.  

Avonline have connected 350,000 homes in the last year or so. Costs start at £16.95 per month for 2 down and 1 up and for a decent speed of 8 down and 2 up for £24.95 per month.

I was able to upload these photos in a much shorter time than normal, a few minutes rather than a frustrating hour. Just click on any of photos and go through the gallery. Note this gallery does not seem to work unless you go to my blog rather than trying to view in Google Reader for example.

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10 Responses to The digital divide has ended (at least for me)

  1. Martin Rye says:

    Good to have you back 🙂

  2. Great excitement then Mark! Bet you couldn’t resist loading up a load of photos, just because you now can!

  3. zippety says:

    Enjoy the speed…

  4. surfnslide says:

    Nice one Mark, must be great to be able to get your own stuff up there so easily and access all the other stuff as well. I’ll have to take a look at Sat Broadband. I get about 5Mbps out of my BT service but I’m a greedy bandwidth user who always wants more and there is no chance we’ll ever get super fast Broadband or cable out in the village where I live

  5. Good news for you Mark – you just need to upgrade your day now from 24 hours to 36, to make the most use of it 😀

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