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portknockie

22nd August, 2014 - 9:59 am (1 Comment)

Residents of Portknockie, a coastal village in Moray (Scotland) that’s home to a few hundred premises, have been left without access to a fixed line broadband or phone service for almost two weeks after a storm battered the area and flooding damaged BTOpenreach’s local telecoms infrastructure.

bt openreach fibre optic cable and engineer

21st August, 2014 - 3:10 pm (6 Comments)

Believe it or not, Wales will be getting some 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband from BT as part of the local state aid supported £425m Superfast Cymru project. This aims to make faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC) speeds of up to 80Mbps available to 96% of Welsh premises by the end of spring 2016 (700,000 premises).

rural countryside uk

21st August, 2014 - 1:39 pm (1 Comment)

The government’s £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund, which was setup to help rural areas in the last 10% of England gain access to superfast broadband (24Mbps+), has issued an update to confirm that a total of 3,269 (up from 2,118 at the last update) domestic and business premises are currently anticipated to have the “potential” to receive such a service thanks to RCBF investment.

openreach rural cable duct digging

21st August, 2014 - 8:11 am (1 Comment)

Business ISP Fluidata has criticised the “endemic problems plaguing” current and future fibre leased line provisioning from BTOpenreach, which have seen existing issues combine with rising demand for related services to create some extremely long waiting times for the providers customers.

internet_upload_speed

20th August, 2014 - 10:08 am (53 Comments)

Hands up if your broadband ISP makes the upload (upstream) speed of your Internet package clear on their advertising? We thought not. Sadly only a few of the major ISPs even bother to advertise upload performance and those that do only tend to show it on certain products. But how fast you can push information into the online world does matter and its importance is growing.

wales uk map

18th August, 2014 - 6:45 am (0 Comments)

The state aid supported £425m Superfast Cymru project with BT in Wales, which aims to make faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC) speeds of up to 80Mbps available to 96% of premises by the end of spring 2016 (total of 700,000 premises), has confirmed that over 190,000 premises are now able to benefit thanks to its work.

new home construction

16th August, 2014 - 8:06 am (76 Comments)

A new 200 acre housing development in South Gloucestershire (Charlton Hayes), which once complete will include 2,200 homes (inc. a school, business space and shops) and is situated near to the notorious Internet slowspot of Bradley Stoke, has seen its first residents complain about the lack of ISP choice because they can only get Seethelight’s 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) service.

openreach_fttc_two_engineers

15th August, 2014 - 7:13 am (64 Comments)

The second phase of BTOpenreach’s VDSL Vectoring (ITU-T G.993.5) trial, which could improve the performance of BT’s existing “up to” 80Mbps capable hybrid-fibre (FTTC) superfast broadband lines by significantly reducing interference (crosstalk), has finally got underway and will run for “at least” 3 months.

fttc bt cabinet internals

14th August, 2014 - 7:35 am (10 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced their intention to pilot a new capability (GEA-FTTC Start and GEA-FTTC Stop) from 22nd September 2014, which will in the long run enable them to provision superfast broadband (FTTC) lines at a faster and cheaper rate than is currently possible. But there is a caveat involved.

bt infinity broadband vision iptv

13th August, 2014 - 6:57 am (10 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV advert for BT’s superfast “fibre optic broadband” BTInfinity (FTTC) service after an individual complained that the second set of on-screen text, which contained several significant conditions, was not clearly legible.

bt uk isp logo

12th August, 2014 - 11:13 am (8 Comments)

BT has confirmed that new and existing TV (IPTV) customers will be able to watch the new Sky Sports 5 channel, which is dedicated to European Football, on their BT Vision+ set-top-box when it’s launched by Sky today (channel 524). But standard broadband (non – BTInfinity) subscribers will have to wait a few weeks longer.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map

11th August, 2014 - 10:10 am (0 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has failed to match the full level of £22.75 million in funding offered by the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) Superfast Extension Programme, but it’s not a big deal because they still expect meet the national target and bring superfast broadband to 95% of the area by 2017.

lancashire uk map

11th August, 2014 - 8:42 am (2 Comments)

The £130 million Superfast Lancashire project, which aims to make BT’s “superfast broadband” FTTC/P (24Mbps+) network available to 97% of local premises by the end of 2015 (a total of around 655,000 homes and businesses), has announced the next 10 areas to benefit from the programme.

bt superfast fibre broadband openreach uk engineer

9th August, 2014 - 7:33 am (8 Comments)

Broadband and phone engineers working for BTOpenreach and external contractors, which maintain BT’s national UK telecoms infrastructure, will soon take part in a new trial that allows residential customers to give feedback on their performance after a visit. The results probably won’t be made available to the public.

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