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Julie Elliott

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Gender Female
Age 60
Date of birth July 29,1963
Zodiac sign Leo
Born Sunderland District
United Kingdom
Party Labour Party
Office Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Job Politician
Official site parliament.uk
Education Northumbria University Newcastle
Position Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom since 2010
LeaderEd Miliband
Previous positionShadow Minister for Sustainable Energy of United Kingdom (2013–2015)
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Julie Elliott is a British Labour Party politician, who was first elected Member of Parliament for Sunderland Central in 2010.

Coronavirus: dealing with lockdown on poor broadband

Feb 16,2020 2:39 am

To watch movies, as a way to pass The Time during the lockout but, if all you can see is the buffering.

households is found throughout the country, the band's connections to The Limit will be charged to your wide, as families, and in lockdown you are trying to work, to educate and entertain themselves online.

In a recent video-conference, MP Julie Elliott made an appeal to the culture Secretary for a faster rollout of fiber broadband for your Sunderland constituents. How was you your own broadband connection has failed, something that described The Chairman of the DCMS Committee, as "ironic".

In Theory , 95% of premises should be able to have access to superfast broadband, but the services remains low. This could be because the people you find to upgrade your current speed is sufficient for your needs, the do not want to pay or just not around.

for those looking For the upgrade, it could be a wait. BT told The Bbc it was a priority for new broadband connections for the "vulnerable and those who need it most".

According to Ofcom, 189,000 properties are on speeds of 10 Mbps (megabits per second) download and 1 Mbit / s upload or Less - for both landline and wireless.

Adelana Carty, broadband expert Was. com, thinks it is too low for the lockdown. "Some of the video calling services say, you only need broadband speeds of 1. 2 Mbit / s, but at this level the image quality is likely to be very patchy and audio cutting in and Out especially if there are many people on The Call .

"Streaming TV services like Netflix, they say, you need a 3Mbps connection for standard-quality and 5Mbps for HD, but you're likely to find that the picture is constantly buffering at these speeds.

"connection problems also occur when multiple devices use The Internet at the same time, so that, if necessary, it may be worth a rota, especially if there are streaming or online gaming.

Sam Kirkpatrick street, internet services are painfully slow,

Like a rota to be the only option for Sam Kirkpatrick, who lives in rural Northern Ireland , and who says that the idea of sharing The Internet with his wife and two teenage "simply Out of the question".

"On a Good Day , my broadband is running at about 2 Mbit / s (not a typo - I really mean two). I've seen various fibre roll-Out plans over The Years and my postal code was included, but we have not been updated yet.

"We have paid for an additional 4G service for a few years now, which is much faster, if it works, but much Less reliable and more prone to conflicts/package-dropping as in the fixed network. The quality has definitely degraded noticeably since the lockdown started. "

Without them The Family would be "in trouble", He Said , but it means expensive monthly bills.

Mr. Kirkpatrick is a Software Engineering manager, and is now working from home full-time.

"Much of my role is to make video calls and he struggles a bit in this Phase. To disable often, I'll have a video and rely on audio-only bandwidth to save. Or even the calls to forget and not try to use messaging, which is just the same. The download of large payloads, which I often do, is a Challenge . "

A superfast broadband users said The Bbc , he should always of speeds of up to 100 Mbit / s, but often got only 25Mbps, depending on the speed tests

The Others in The House have on the 4G.

"we work for the school, and My Wife . Even then, We Are limited to perhaps the One person streaming at any time.

"It is a regular occurrence in Our House to listen to the shouted, 'Can anyone stop The Internet for a while, please?' can so-download someone something or watch a video. On occasion, you just give up and try again later or to forget it. "

'be Missing Out on The Craic '

The Bbc was contacted by A Woman who lives in a similar part of The World . She wanted to remain anonymous, but pointed Out that it is not just work and education, which was affected by poor connections.

"Internet-access is difficult in rural Northern Ireland , in The Best of times, but in lockdown with the increased use of and reliance on The Internet , connecting with family and friends is hard, and sometimes we have to miss The Craic , because the infrastructure is simply not there," She Said .

"It's an additional and unnecessary burden for the psychological health and well-being, to dissociate when We Are asked, we for the greater good. "

And it's not just in rural places, the suffering. Even in a city like London, people, problems may occur.

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Jack Maddox recently moved into an apartment in the hub of technology of Shoreditch, East London , but says The Best connection, the installed, he was able to get 15Mbps, in the offer of Sky.

"It sits regularly in the seven to 10 range. I could not believe that the lack of fiber options after moving in this relatively new apartment," he told The Bbc .

"It's trying to do-client-video-calls or even those who have family and friends annoying. I'm not often end up closer to The Window and tethering my phone, which is great. "

For some, though, The Internet speed is not a problem at all. Jersey, and now his internet provider have decided to upgrade everyone to 1Gbit / s (gigabit per second), completely free of charge "for the duration of the pandemic".

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Source of news: bbc.com

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