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21st March, 2017 - 10:16 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

The CSW Broadband project with BT (Openreach), which aims to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) available to “nearly” 94% of premises Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry (England) by 2017, has launched a new coverage map with detail down to the level of individual properties. Read More..

21st March, 2017 - 8:19 am
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Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Before Bluetooth came along it was quite normal for early portable devices (PDAs, Smartphones etc.) to communicate via a short line-of-sight link using Infrared light. Now scientists at the Eindhoven University of Technology have used a similar approach to deliver a “100 times fasterWiFi style network. Read More..

20th March, 2017 - 2:54 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Welsh and UK Governments have today signed a new Swansea Bay City Region deal worth £1.2bn, which covers the Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire council areas and aims to improve local health, business, energy and broadband services. Read More..

20th March, 2017 - 2:15 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

The Northumberland County Council in England has confirmed that a third extension contract worth £6.4 million has been signed with Openreach (BT), which will enable an additional 3,200 homes and businesses to access their FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network. Read More..

20th March, 2017 - 12:54 pm
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Author: Mark Jackson | 13 Comments

A few more details have leaked out today about Openreach’s (BT) new 330Mbps capable G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) broadband technology, which among other things reveals that ISPs will be able to raise a fault if a customer’s line speed drops below a threshold of 100Mbps. Read More..

20th March, 2017 - 9:55 am
telegraph pole rural broadband openreach engineer

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project with Openreach (BT), which is currently working to roll-out “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services to “at least” 95% of local premises by December 2017, has confirmed that a further 2,000 premises will benefit thanks to contract clawback. Read More..

20th March, 2017 - 8:50 am
darlington_villages_broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Residents of three small rural villages in the borough of Darlington (Durham, England) have been left upset after the local council pulled £50K of public investment to help roll-out faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to the area, which is partly due to Openreach trebling their quote for the work. Read More..

18th March, 2017 - 7:06 am
forge manor derbyshire development uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 22 Comments

Owners of new build homes on the Forge Manor development in Derbyshire, which is being built by Wain Homes, have been left bewildered after an error by the developer meant they would only get a slow copper ADSL broadband service, after initially being promised 300Mbps FTTP. Read More..

17th March, 2017 - 1:37 pm
scotland_broadband_map_project_split

Author: Mark Jackson | 18 Comments

The £410 million Digital Scotland project with BT (Openreach) has announced that £15.6 million from contract clawback (Gainshare) will be reinvested to raise the number of homes and businesses that have access to “superfast broadband” speeds of greater than 24Mbps. Read More..

17th March, 2017 - 11:11 am
cable_damage_openreach_engineer

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The Lincolnshire County Council in England has recently signed a new Phase 3 roll-out contract with Openreach (BT), which aims to help expand the local coverage of 24Mbps+ capable “superfast broadband” (FTTC/P) services towards 97% of premises. Expect more FTTP. Read More..

17th March, 2017 - 8:58 am
customer_support

Author: Mark Jackson | 56 Comments

Front line customer service staff at the biggest ISPs aren’t always the most knowledgeable of people. One such example occurred recently when a member of BT Business’s Twitter care team informed a potential customer that they couldn’t have ‘FTTP on Demand’ because the Government had “pulled” it. Read More..

16th March, 2017 - 1:55 pm
sky broadband uk logo 2017

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Government’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Karen Bradley MP, has today directed Ofcom and the UK Competition and Markets Authority to probe 21st Century Fox’s £11.7bn bid to takeover Sky by acquiring a 61% stake in the company (Fox already owns 39%). Read More..

16th March, 2017 - 9:42 am
fibre optic cables green and blues uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

A Bristol-based startup called Optic Networks (UK) Ltd. has today floated their ambition to roll-out a new 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable fibre optic broadband network in the United Kingdom, which would aim to serve “large areas of tenanted and owned high rise multi dwelling units.” Read More..

16th March, 2017 - 8:29 am
Vodafone UK 2016

Author: Mark Jackson | 3 Comments

The rumour mill is turning again as a new report claims that mobile giant Vodafone has reopened secret talks with European cable operator Liberty Global, which raises the possibility of an asset swap with their Virgin Media division in the United Kingdom. Read More..

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