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    Kazzy
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        We need to get a computer for our place in Crete but will need to have a broadband connection or similar/equivalent can anyone help with how we go about this, companies to use etc how do I find out which areas are "broadbandable" (no you will not find that word in the dictionary and yes I did make it up…. but I can see it catching on!  ;))

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            I live on the outskirts of a village near Plakias and I am Broadbandablised but my next-door neighbour, 100m away, has been told she cannot have it unless she pays to have the ISDN/ASDL line extended and that will cost her, I think I remember her saying, 1200 Euro.
            In other words, unless you’re in one of the city areas, take nothing for granted about areas of Broadband coverage (use the term ASDL in Crete – they don’t recognise ‘Broadband’ even in your elegantly expanded version).
            In my experience you might as well use OTE (Greek telecom) to provide the service.

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            Kazzy
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                Thanks, thats very helpful  :)

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                Anonymous
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                    If you know the telephone number of somebody close to where you live you can put it in http://english.oteshop.gr/home/adslwizard.htm and it should tell you if ADSL is available in your area. I would try it twice, once with PSTN selected and once with ISDN selected. It is not infallible.

                    If you can manage to read a little Greek and you intend to be there before 15 May, there is a special offer on http://www.oteshop.gr/home/adslconnxprepaid.htm which is a very good deal.

                    OTE control the entire infrastructure, a bit like BT in the UK but with even less unbundling. Personally I use OTE and OTENET, i.e. the ISP arm of OTE, and find them quite good. If you look at the normal prices in English on http://english.oteshop.gr/home/adslconnx.htm note that you have to pay both the monthly ADSL connection charge and the monthly ISP charge. These are in addition to a monthly line rental charge of almost 12 Euro per month for PSTN.

                    Warwick

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                    rainbowmiriam
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                        Couldn’t someone install the wrieless system, then everyone around can log on?? :D

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                        Anonymous
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                            Unfortunately only “everyone” within about 50 m or so, Miriam, but nice try.

                            Warwick

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