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26th November, 2014 - 10:36 am (15 Comments)

In case you hadn’t realised it, the Black Friday Sales phenomenon has over the past few years been imported from the USA and is now hitting UK shores. Naturally ISPs are getting in on the action and so BT has put their Totally Unlimited Broadband (ADSL2+ and FTTC / BTInfinity) packages on a special discount.

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25th November, 2014 - 9:15 am (36 Comments)

Attempts to secure information about the take-up of BTOpenreach’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services and related claw-back provisions under the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme are often futile (we’ve tried asking BT, BDUK and many councils without success), yet a recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request has managed to secure related information.. albeit only for Wales.

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24th November, 2014 - 12:55 pm (42 Comments)

Last week the owner of mobile operator O2 UK, Telefonica, tentatively floated the prospect of putting the FOR SALE sign up (here) and today BT has confirmed to the Spanish press that they’re already in preliminary talks about a possible purchase or merger. In addition, EE’s shareholders are said to have also approached BT for talks.

network cable connector

24th November, 2014 - 8:09 am (27 Comments)

The UK Competitive Telecommunications Association, which aims to foster a more competitive fixed telecommunications market and counts most of BT’s major rivals among its ranks (e.g. Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, Sky Broadband etc.), has called on Ofcom to improve competition by among other things opening up BT’s passive infrastructure to all providers and launching another market review; although one is already underway.

bbc_watchdog

21st November, 2014 - 2:20 pm (53 Comments)

Last night’s episode of the BBC’s popular consumer affairs TV show, Watchdog (Series 34 : Episode 6), took BTOpenreach to task again over the often lengthy periods of time that some people have to wait in order for their new phone and or broadband line to be installed.

isles of scilly

21st November, 2014 - 12:20 pm (0 Comments)

After several years of waiting the first of 2,200 residents on the remote Isles of Scilly, which resides several miles off the south west coast of Cornwall in England, have begun to connect via BT’s new ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband service that is being supplied by a new submarine fibre optic cable back to the mainland.

yorkshire uk county map

20th November, 2014 - 2:53 pm (9 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which was supposed to be rolling out BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 90% of local premises by the end of October 2014 and possibly reaching 100% by the end of 2017, is apparently running “13 weeks behind schedule” and BT’s plan to deploy its new Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) technology in the county may also have to wait another year.

bt_dolphinholme_fttp_deployment

20th November, 2014 - 9:43 am (44 Comments)

Residents of Dolphinholme village in Lancashire report that BT’s engineers have returned to resume their state aid fuelled deployment of 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology in the area, which is despite B4RN’s community funded 1000Mbps FTTP service being deployed to homes on one of the exact same streets.

sky broadband uk

19th November, 2014 - 7:43 am (4 Comments)

The tit-for-tat ISP advertising wars appear to be continuing after BT succeeded in getting the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban a national press advert for Sky Broadband’s service, which apparently misled the public by claiming to be Sky’s “BEST EVER broadband offer“.

bt fttc street cabinet phils photo

18th November, 2014 - 11:02 am (34 Comments)

Residents of Fowlmere, a village that’s home to around 1,200 people in southern Cambridgeshire (England), have vented anger at the local Connecting Cambridgeshire broadband project with BT after an “ugly” and “intrusive” new FTTC capable street cabinet was built to deliver superfast broadband into the community.

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18th November, 2014 - 10:11 am (1 Comment)

Supermarket giant Tesco has moved to paint over some of their financial troubles by announcing that customers who shop in their Tesco Extra or Superstores across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland will now be able to get online via premium WiFi hotspots from BT.

bt sport tv and broadband

18th November, 2014 - 9:43 am (6 Comments)

A complaint by Virgin Media has prompted the United Kingdom’s telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom, to launch an investigation into how the Premier League sells its live TV and related rights for football matches, which is a market that’s currently dominated by BT (BTSport) and BSkyB (Sky Sports / Sky Broadband).

banned_from_the_internet_cross

14th November, 2014 - 3:11 pm (12 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s largest four broadband ISPs, including BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband and TalkTalk, have reached an agreement with the Government to block their customers from accessing terrorist and extremist material on the Internet. The ISPs will also offer a reporting button so that the public can notify providers when new sites crop up (we’re sure nobody will spam that with comical suggestions).

bt wholesale uk

14th November, 2014 - 11:10 am (25 Comments)

Competition concerns are likely to be high on Ofcom’s list after BT reportedly asked the United Kingdom’s national telecoms regulator to let it fold their BTWholesale division, which last year reported sales of £2.4bn, into BTOpenreach.

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