If anybody is thinking of ordering broadband via a BT line (not cable) be warned
You may have a long wait.
I was listening to a local BBC radio station this morning when a caller rang in. The caller lives in my village so my ears immediately pricked up. This caller had ordered broadband a few weeks ago but it had not been activated. Apparently he has been told that the local exchange is now full and BT cannot give him a date when his line will converted to broadband (DSL). He has been told that there are 5,000 people in the same situation. I do not know if this figure of 5,000 is local or national. However, if you are thinking of getting broadband it may be worthwhile contacting BT before you sign any contracts. This would affect any ISP who supplies broadband through the BT local loop so NTL and Telewest cable customers would not be involved (nor those using the Kingston network).