British hamlet protests slow internet by burning a fake BT Openreach van


The hamlet of Templeton, in England’s picturesque Devon region, is about as remote as you can get. It sits nestled among other tiny villages with quintessentially English names, like Puddington, Black Dog, and Cheriton Fitzpane. As a result of its remoteness, it suffers from extremely slow Internet speeds, with residents reportedly receiving less than a megabit per second. In protest, the people of Templeton decided to mark bonfire night by setting ablaze an effigy of a BT Openreach van. BT Openreach is one of the few Internet infrastructure providers in the UK, along with Virgin Media and Talk Talk. It’s…

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from UK – The Next Web https://thenextweb.com/uk/2017/11/06/english-villagers-protest-slow-internet-by-torching-an-effigy-of-a-bt-openreach-van/

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