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25th August, 2015 - 1:00 pm (10 Comments)

The state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK project, which is primarily working with BT to deploy superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services across the United Kingdom, has now published its latest take-up figures to the end of June 2015 and more councils have now passed the crucial 20% threshold.


25th August, 2015 - 12:02 am (36 Comments)

As expected BT has confirmed that their first large-scale (2,000 premises) live customer trial of future G.fast broadband technology (ITU G.9701), which will initially offer Internet speeds of up to 330Mbps (rising to 500Mbps in the future), have begun in the market town of Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire).

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24th August, 2015 - 11:46 am (1 Comment)

The Labour Party’s Shadow Culture Secretary, Chris Bryant MP, has joined the debate over Ofcom’s strategic review of the United Kingdom’s digital communications market and come down on the side of those who want to see the regulator split BT from their network access division, Openreach.

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24th August, 2015 - 9:11 am (6 Comments)

The battle over who controls the rights to premium live TV sports content in the United Kingdom has continued today after BT announced that they had outbid Sky (Sky Broadband) to secure the exclusive broadcast rights for the Ashes series in Australia from 2016 to 2021.

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23rd August, 2015 - 8:01 am (3 Comments)

BT has cut the cost of their unlimited standard (up to 17Mbps ADSL2+) and superfast (up to 38Mbps FTTC Infinity) broadband packages to just £5 and £10 per month respectively for the first 12 months of service, plus they’ve also reintroduced Sainsbury’s shopping vouchers worth £75 and £125 respectively.


20th August, 2015 - 11:02 am (7 Comments)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association has called on the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme to ensure that up to around £129m of reinvestment funding from clawback (gain share) be put to competitive tender rather than hand it back to BT to further enhance their “fibre broadband” coverage.

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19th August, 2015 - 4:04 pm (5 Comments)

The Federation of Small Business (FSB), Blackdown Hills Business Association (BHBA) and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) have vented frustration after their views were excluded from an inquiry into the recent collapse of a major broadband expansion deal between BT and the Devon and Somerset councils.

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17th August, 2015 - 8:39 am (27 Comments)

The Superfast Worcestershire (England) project, which is rolling out “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to 95% of the county by summer 2018 (94% will get “superfast” 24Mbps+ speeds), has been criticised again for low-uptake and giving up to £8.5m of public funding to prop up BT’s commercial business.

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14th August, 2015 - 12:54 pm (1 Comment)

The Superfast Worcestershire project in England has confirmed that even more premises will soon gain access to BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network thanks to a reinvestment boost of £2.1m due to stronger than expected take-up. A further £0.9m will also come from deployment “savings“.


14th August, 2015 - 8:34 am (6 Comments)

BT’s proposed £12.5bn UK merger with mobile giant EE has been given a boost after the national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, advised the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it didn’t have any major objections to the deal and suggested that existing regulation could tackle most concerns.


13th August, 2015 - 8:52 am (5 Comments)

BTOpenreach appears to have expanded their pilots of ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable VDSL2 based Fibre-to-the-Basement (FTTB) and Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) broadband technology to parts of Gatwick airport (West Sussex) and Rotherhithe (London), respectively.

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12th August, 2015 - 5:19 pm (15 Comments)

The small rural county of Rutland in England is to benefit from increased “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) coverage after it became one of the last Broadband Delivery UK projects to sign a £1.1m Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT, which will push the service out to another 900 premises.


12th August, 2015 - 1:35 pm (2 Comments)

The Superfast Essex project in England, which a few months ago announced that its contract with BT would be extended to push “superfast fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services out to 95% of the region (55,000 extra premises), has today unveiled the first areas to benefit. The deployment date has also been brought forward by a year.


12th August, 2015 - 11:23 am (0 Comments)

The Digital Scotland project, which is working with BT to deploy “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 85% of premises in Scotland by the end of 2015/16 and 95% by the end of 2017 March 2018, has announced the next 24 local authority areas (73,000 premises) that will benefit.

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