Nov 5, 2017

BT Openreach effigy set alight by villagers

A giant effigy of a BT Openreach van has been burned at a village bonfire in frustration over slow broadband speeds. Roger Linden said villagers were told the problem would be looked at three years ago, but nothing has happened. BT said Templeton in Devon is extremely rural, which made the rollout of fibre broadband "More challenging". With a speed of 0.7 megabytes per second, Mr Linden says - like many others in the village - he cannot stream anything and is only able to look at emails and occasionally browse the internet. Adam Short, who moved to the village about 18 months ago, said he helped create the van effigy - marked with the words "Won't reach" - on the floor of his barn.

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