Hi there, we are buying a rural section in Haycock Road, Hope. It is currently a field, and there are telecommunications, power etc to the boundary. There is nothing else!
I am wondering how much it will cost to put in the phone line, as it will need to travel some distance across the field into the house. Is there, or will there be, a better way to connect to the outside world than copper wire?
We obviously use the phone and broadband now (we are currently in Richmond), but we are not particularly high users (I don't think so anyway, we rarely get up to our allowance of 10GB per month). In a rural location, I don't know what the broadband service would be like.
I guess in the future we will be downloading movies or watching TV over the internet, and who knows how our currently preschool children will use technology?!
A guy in the Vodafone shop told me about 4G which is coming when the analogue TV is switched off, will this be a viable (and not ludicrously expensive) option?
Also, in terms of building a house, I am wondering if you would put in all the cabling for computers etc, and then it turns out that the technologies will all be wireless.
As we've got a blank slate to start with, it would be interesting to see what options are out there.
Will stop waffling now, hope someone can unravel my thoughts, and give me some ideas to think about! I hope this is in the right forum, thanks in advance for your help.