By Audlem Webteam - 29th January 2012 4:02pm
Audlem Online has received some reports of very slow Broadband in recent weeks.
One user of AOL — that's not Audlem Online but the somewhat larger operation from the States which offers a Broadband service — says the speed at present is seemingly slower than the old days of Dial-Up. And that's despite living very near the BT exchange in the centre of the village.
Audlem Online did run a three month survey a year ago which was reported to the UK Digital Champion, a national Government post. That survey indicated speeds were a long way short of advertised speeds and, during the period of the survey, were getting slower.
It appears that for some, including our AOL customer, they have virtually ground to a halt.
Hopefully, if reports are true, all should get better from May onwards when we are told the Audlem exchange will be upgraded to handle 20mbps speeds. As Audlem Online reported on 23rd December, using information from the Crewe Chronicle:
"Villagers in Audlem will soon benefit from superfast broadband after BT revealed the latest phase of its roll-out programme.
"Audlem homes are among around 24,800 across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire to be included in the next generation broadband service over copper lines.
"Businesses and homes should have access to it by summer 2012.
"The BT investment makes available broadband speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (mbps) – more than double the maximum speeds previously available to the majority of UK homes and businesses.
"This investment is in addition to the £2.5bn BT roll-out of super-fast fibre-based broadband, which is expected to bring even faster speeds to two-thirds of UK premises by the end of 2014."
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Following on from the award given to me in the Queens birthday honours list last year, I received an invite to the first Royal Garden Party of this season. As my guests I took my two elder granddaughters, Willow and Honesty, who both live in London now as that is where they study and work. My son, Jonathan, father to the girls, dropped us off at the main gates. We walked in presenting our...
Message from Clare Lovatt, One Year on.As many people in Audlem will be aware, it is almost One Year since I tragically lost my Husband, Adam Lovatt.When Adam died everything changed, I lost my Husband, my future and everything we had planned when we moved to Audlem. Consequently, I have had to make some very difficult decisions.'The Deli' and our house should have been our forever...
Gilbert & Sullivan invite you...Tomorrow Saturday 18 May 2019!Audlem Voices, with visiting soloists Jane Johnson, Pamela Clarke, Philip Cartwright and Kevin Whitfield, will assemble in St James' Church at 7.30pm to delight and entertain you with a selection of fun and frolicsome, frantic and fiery, sometimes fatuous but always fantastic pieces from famous works by W S Gilbert and Arthur...
Scout and Guide Hall
Aston Methodist Hall