Those that know me, will be very aware that I have an ‘enthusiastic’ (read ‘slightly obsessional’) interest in Internet speeds around these parts!
It probably began just over 30 years ago when I was in the first few years of running my business from home. The Internet was just becoming a thing and the ‘big players’ (that’s BT and Virgin) when asked, shrugged their collective shoulders commenting there was no demand for any form of speedy connections in the immediate area.
And that’s how it has pretty much stayed over the years where our postcode always seems to be BEHIND the curve, destined to always be the last to get up-to-date internet connectivity speeds. Communication about speeds has always been poor too! It was only because I saw a BT van in the road some years back that I found out we had FTTC! Thanks BT!
So, what’s changed? Well, late last year, I spied a couple of Virgin peeps lifting the Utility covers and feeding fibre optic cables into them. A quick conversation with them revealed that ‘Full Fibre’ was coming! 😉
Fast-forward to last week and a company called City Fibre appeared out of nowhere and began digging up nearby footpaths (as above) and laying even more fibre optic cables. At the time of writing, they haven’t made it as far as our road yet, but even the old cynic in me thinks it’s only a matter of time!
At last, Kettering appears to now be at the forefront of the latest connectivity technology! It’s only taken nearly 35 years!! 😲
I got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s! My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a fondness for the art of writing seemed to be the perfect combination to contribute a few words to the online community. But I’m no Samuel Pepys! If you’re looking for deep and meaningful comments on a variety of subjects, then you’ve arrived at the wrong site! I only pen for pleasure! On average, my posts appear about twice per month, covering family & friends, cinema visits, eating out, holiday experiences and techy stuff. Oh, and as this is my hobby, there are no sponsored links nor adverts here – it’s all done with love!
I hope you find it enjoyable, interesting and occasionally, even helpful!