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bt openreach fibre optic broadband

31st October, 2014 - 3:26 pm (2 Comments)

The Suffolk County Council (SCC) today claims to have signed the United Kingdom’s first Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) based Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT, which aims to extend the coverage of the operators “fibre optic broadband” (FTTC/P) network to 95% of local homes and businesses “before 2018“.

broadband internet speed speedometer

31st October, 2014 - 11:09 am (15 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has suggested that there is an “increasingly compelling argument” for fixed line broadband download speeds of 10Mbps (Megabits per second) to be considered a requirement for an “effective quality of service,” especially where there is simultaneous use of the connection by different services or users within the home.

westminster uk government

30th October, 2014 - 4:11 pm (15 Comments)

Politicians, love them or hate them, they’ll often turn even a sane person barmy and that certainly seems to be the direction that some people may take when they listen back to a few of the comments that were spoken at today’s 2014 Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (PICTFOR) in Portcullis House.

openreach_bt_engineer_at_a_street_cabinet_fttc

30th October, 2014 - 8:59 am (0 Comments)

The £18.8m Superfast Leicestershire project in central England has announced the next batch of 38 Phase Two communities that can expect to benefit from the state aid supported roll-out of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which is anticipated to reach 96% of local homes and businesses by March 2016.

chalford and bussage uk map

29th October, 2014 - 8:25 am (14 Comments)

Villagers in the rural Gloucestershire (England) communities of Chalford and Bussage are attempting to raise £30,000 from their own pockets after BT refused to upgrade two local street cabinets, which together serve around 370 homes, with superfast broadband (FTTC) because they were deemed to be “commercially not viable“. Meanwhile other areas could soon get 330Mbps FTTP.

house_for_sale_with_slow_broadband_warning_sign

27th October, 2014 - 10:07 am (4 Comments)

The latest survey of 2,000 adults in the United Kingdom by Halifax, which queried what kind of impact broadband connectivity would have on house buying, found that 23% would attempt to negotiate a lower price if the property had a poor broadband connection, while 20% would pay more for a home with “good broadband” and 18% said broadband had been merely a consideration during past moves.

City of london square mile united kingdom

22nd October, 2014 - 10:33 am (0 Comments)

In its final report the RSA’s City Growth Commission, which has been looking at ways of boosting the United Kingdom’s long-term economic prospects, has today recommended that the Government attempt to “emulate” Singapore by aiming for ultrafast broadband speeds of 1Gbps [1000 Megabits] “in the near future” across our cities.

bt_openreach_staffordshire_engineer

22nd October, 2014 - 9:12 am (3 Comments)

The £27.35 million Superfast Staffordshire project in the West Midlands (England) has now helped around 13,000 local homes and businesses (mostly in Rugeley) to gain access to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network and its future deployment focus is now slowly switching towards the sensitive rural Moorlands (e.g. Peak District).

businesses need broadband connections

21st October, 2014 - 4:29 pm (36 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme, which is working with BT and local councils in order to help make “superfast broadband” speeds of 24Mbps+ available to 95% of the population by 2017, is hoping to foster take-up of the new service by making consumers more aware of its existence.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map

21st October, 2014 - 12:13 pm (33 Comments)

Plans to extend the joint £94 million Connecting Devon and Somerset (England) project have been cast into doubt again after several district councils expressed concern at BT’s requirement that they sign “gagging orders” (Non-Disclosure Agreements) and the operators alleged inability to guarantee that residents in their area would receive access to faster broadband speeds.

money gbp sterling pound pile

20th October, 2014 - 3:12 pm (6 Comments)

The latest research from Point Topic and Adroit Economics has suggested that SME businesses could benefit to the tune of 40bn Euros (£32bn+ Gross Value Added) by 2020 thanks to the roll-out of “superfast broadband” services, with firms in the United Kingdom predicted to be one of the top three performers with GVA of 6bn+ Euros (£4.75bn+). But before too long businesses may be asking for 250Mbps+.

telegraph_pole_fibre_optic

20th October, 2014 - 8:53 am (29 Comments)

Sometimes the most advanced and interesting developments happen towards the end of a roll-out and that appears to be the case in Surrey (England), where one of our readers has spotted an ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) rollout finally taking place in the tiny village area of Hascombe.

its_technology_group

20th October, 2014 - 1:51 am (1 Comment)

The Chief Executive Officer of IT services provider and fibre optic builder ITS Technology, Roy Shelton (MBA), has told ISPreview.co.uk as part our exclusive interview that broadband development in the United Kingdom “cannot only rely on the public sector for investment” and more must be done to foster the smaller and more agile operators.

bt_openreach_fibre_optic_cable_roll

17th October, 2014 - 8:24 am (0 Comments)

The Superfast Dorset project in central southern England has today announced the next batch of telephone exchange areas that will soon benefit from an upgrade to BT’s latest “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network as part of the programmes third roll-out phase, which is expected to help another 9,000 local premises to connect.

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