* Posts by Technomad

3 posts • joined 21 Mar 2017

Not so easy to make a quick getaway when it takes 3 hours to juice up your motor, eh Brits?

Technomad

I got a 200 mile charge in 20 minutes yesterday - basically enough time to clear the bladder and refill with coffee. At the point at which recharging timing beats biological necessity (wherein I count coffee), EVs are of age.

Thank heavens the wrangling over BT's Openreach separation has ended

Technomad

Re: Everyone's an expert

I'm not an armchair expert: I'm a bloke building a community fibre (FTTH) broadband network in the face of years of anti-competitive and blocking behaviour by BTOR. As others have noted, their cynical focus on sweating copper assets holds back the UK's economy and their ability to bullshit the government into paying them to use obsolete technology to cherry pick rural areas actively prevents local and regional competition, even where this would otherwise be cost-effective. I'll note here that B4RN was able to get started before BDUK/DSSB et al were throwing money at BT and are now eating BT's lunch, even in those areas where BT has now decided to come in. The rest of us, now suffering from competition paid for by our own taxes, have a much higher bar to entry.

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