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UK Business ISP Timico Challenges Pigeon to Beat Rural Broadband

Sep 16, 2010, 14:34 (4 Talkback[s])


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"The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for business ISP Timico UK, Trefor Davies, has pitted two several homing pigeons - Rory and Tref - carrying a microSD card with 200MB of HD video data, against a fairly typical rural broadband connection to see which is faster.

"The comical stunt is designed to raise awareness of the often woeful broadband speed experienced by many people who live in remote and rural parts of the country. The pigeons will race between a farm just north of Beverley (North Humberside) and a loft in Wrangle (Boston), a journey of approximately 84 miles.

"At the same time the farms owner will attempt to UPLOAD an identical copy of the 200MB video file to YouTube."

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