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30th April, 2016 - 1:50 am (5 Comments)

BT Wholesale has given a small, but useful, update on the progress of the native Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology trial in Bradford, which among other things confirms that the full network build should now be practically complete (subject to landlord permissions and further testing).


29th April, 2016 - 1:16 pm (1 Comment)

BTOpenreach has today detailed the second phase of reductions to their business and ISP focused Ethernet products, such as Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) and Ethernet Backhaul Direct (EBD), which are due to be introduced from 1st May 2016 (some others will follow on 1st August 2016).

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29th April, 2016 - 7:44 am (38 Comments)

The retail division of BT has, in an earlier than expected move, today unveiled a raft of new inflation busting price hikes (increases range from +5.6% to +20%) for their consumer phone, TV and broadband services that will come into force from 3rd July 2016. Line rental is now £18.99 a month.


28th April, 2016 - 8:32 am (7 Comments)

As expected the European Commission has approved Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review 2016 (BCMR) proposals, which among other things pledged to open up access to BT’s national Dark Fibre network, cut leased line (Ethernet) prices and deliver quicker installations. But the regulator did reject two of the EC’s proposed tweaks.

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28th April, 2016 - 1:57 am (0 Comments)

Internet provider BT Business has confirmed that they intend to increase their phone line rental prices and related service charges by around +6% from 1st May 2016, which appears to be roughly in keeping with their earlier hikes on the residential side.


27th April, 2016 - 5:27 pm (33 Comments)

An odd situation has erupted in Norfolk (England) after the 85-year-old owner of a bungalow on Framingham Earl Road (Yelverton) hampered Openreach’s (BT) efforts to conduct maintenance and upgrade work on their PCP Street Cabinet. The pensioner claims the cabinet is built on his private land, but the local authority says it’s public land.


27th April, 2016 - 11:45 am (20 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has announced that their on-going £3bn “Project Lightning” network expansion will work to ensure that “at least a quarter” of the additional 4 million UK premises being reached by 2020 2019 are to be connected using ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) technology.

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26th April, 2016 - 1:47 pm (4 Comments)

The Onlincolnshire project, which has been working to roll-out Openreach’s (BT) FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services to “at least” 89% of all premises in Lincolnshire (England) by April 2016, claims to have officially achieved its original contract target.


26th April, 2016 - 7:58 am (3 Comments)

The £410m Digital Scotland programme has announced the next batch of locations in the Rest of Scotland project area (excludes the Highlands and Islands region, which we covered yesterday) that will benefit from an upgrade to Opernreach’s (BT) faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services.

Scotland \"superfast broadband\" coverage map q1 2016

25th April, 2016 - 4:01 pm (3 Comments)

The Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) in Scotland has today announced the next batch of areas that will benefit from their on-going work to make BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 84% of the region’s premises by the end of 2016.


22nd April, 2016 - 10:37 am (35 Comments)

Openreach (BT) claims to have built the longest continuous stretch of fibre optic (spine) cable in the United Kingdom at 45 miles, which occurred as part of their Broadband East Riding project to reach 1,580 homes and businesses across a rural part of East Yorkshire.

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22nd April, 2016 - 8:24 am (3 Comments)

The Cornwall Council in South West England has unveiled tentative plans for a third “Superfast 2” contract (total value of up to £16.25m) to further expand the local availability of superfast broadband (30Mbps+) services to some of the approximately 39,400 premises that have yet to achieve such speeds.

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21st April, 2016 - 1:44 pm (3 Comments)

Internet providers that wish to sell Openreach’s (BT) FTTC “fibre broadband” product alongside a newly order copper line (WLR or unbundled MPF), which is better known as a Simultaneous (SIM) Provide, will soon be able to benefit from a £49 +vat discount.

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20th April, 2016 - 8:09 am (2 Comments)

Some of BT’s customers had a nasty surprise yesterday after they discovered that the ISP’s outgoing (SMTP) email server appeared to be forwarding their messages to an unusual address (stevewebb2@btinternet.com), which quickly became full and then bounced the emails back with an error.

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