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23rd July, 2016 - 1:41 am (5 Comments)

The Managing Director of ISP Fluidata, Piers Daniell, has said that “lessons need to be learned about the importance of uptime and mitigating failure” after a big chunk of the UK suffered disruption to Internet services following power failures at two major London datacentres (here and here).

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21st July, 2016 - 1:27 pm (2 Comments)

A new contract worth £5 million has been signed with Openreach (BT) to expand the operator’s roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services, which will cover another 10,000 homes and businesses in the city of Leicester (Leicestershire, East Midlands of England) over the next 2 years.

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21st July, 2016 - 9:27 am (26 Comments)

After yesterday’s major disruption (here) we’re loathed to report that this morning appears to have started off in much the same way, with broadband ISPs from across the UK all reporting similar Internet disruption as a result of another possible power failure at a major London data centre.

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20th July, 2016 - 10:06 am (16 Comments)

Multiple ISPs are reporting that a fault, which is most likely on BT’s national broadband network, is affecting Internet connectivity for a large number of people across the United Kingdom (i.e. disrupting access to online services, websites and slowing connection speeds).


20th July, 2016 - 1:43 am (2 Comments)

The Merseyside Connected project, which since 2013 has been working with Openreach (BT) to expand “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to 98% of local homes and businesses in Merseyside by the end of July 2016 (note: 90% covered by 24Mbps+ speeds), now looks set to complete its contract in September 2016.

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19th July, 2016 - 11:26 am (5 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband has mirrored TalkTalk’s recent move (here) by nudging Ofcom into launching a second parallel probe of Openreach’s (BT) Special Fault Investigation (SFI) engineer service and Time Related Charges (TRC), with both questioning whether such charges are being correctly applied.


19th July, 2016 - 8:53 am (55 Comments)

The cross-party Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into the coverage and performance of “superfast broadband” in the United Kingdom has today published its outcome, which heavily criticises BT for “over-reliance” on its old copper network, “significantly” under investing in Openreach and their “lack of ambition” towards rolling out ultrafast FTTP/H services.


18th July, 2016 - 3:05 pm (24 Comments)

Openreach, which is responsible for maintaining BT’s national UK phone and broadband network, takes a lot of flak from both ISPs and consumers alike for customer service failings (missed appointments, service delays etc.). But today Clive Selley, CEO of BTOR, has claimed to be turning things around.

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18th July, 2016 - 2:07 pm (4 Comments)

A new partnership between Openreach (BT) and Beddington’s Business Improvement District (BID) team will result in around 190 businesses within the industrial area of Croydon (London) gaining access to an ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband service.


18th July, 2016 - 12:51 pm (0 Comments)

Satellite Internet, which supplies Satellite based broadband connectivity using the SES (ASTRA) platform, has welcomed a revision to the Government’s “2Mbps to all” broadband support scheme that means subsidies are “now being passed directly” to those who actually deliver the service (i.e. ISPs).


16th July, 2016 - 7:27 am (7 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council in England has confirmed that an extra investment of £1.49m is being made into their Phase 2 Superfast Extension Programme, which will work with BT (Openreach) to expand FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to 95-97% of the region by Dec 2017.


15th July, 2016 - 8:31 am (31 Comments)

Future subscribers taking part in Openreach’s (BT) new trial of 1000Mbps “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) broadband technology in Bradford (West Yorkshire, England) will now benefit from even faster upload speeds than originally expected (up to 220Mbps), as well as a free connection and rental.


14th July, 2016 - 1:35 pm (2 Comments)

The £34m Digital Durham project in North East England, which includes Gateshead, the Tees Valley and Sunderland, claims to have completed its original goal of ensuring that 98% of local premises are covered by a “fibre broadband” network (96% able to receive “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+).


13th July, 2016 - 10:56 am (1 Comment)

The £410 million Digital Scotland project has today confirmed the next set of locations that will benefit from an upgrade to Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which is due to start this Winter (2016).

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