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bt fibre optic cable bloom

21st March, 2017 - 1:33 pm (14 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) Managing Director of Infrastructure Delivery, Kim Mears, has revealed that the telecoms giant has increased their UK coverage of 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband technology from 350,000 premises last year to 435,000 now and the ramp up continues.

csw broadband property level broadband map

21st March, 2017 - 10:16 am (3 Comments)

The CSW Broadband project with BT (Openreach), which aims to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) available to “nearly” 94% of premises Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry (England) by 2017, has launched a new coverage map with detail down to the level of individual properties.


20th March, 2017 - 2:15 pm (5 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council in England has confirmed that a third extension contract worth £6.4 million has been signed with Openreach (BT), which will enable an additional 3,200 homes and businesses to access their FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

gfast extension pod low res

20th March, 2017 - 12:54 pm (13 Comments)

A few more details have leaked out today about Openreach’s (BT) new 330Mbps capable G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) broadband technology, which among other things reveals that ISPs will be able to raise a fault if a customer’s line speed drops below a threshold of 100Mbps.

telegraph pole rural broadband openreach engineer

20th March, 2017 - 9:55 am (0 Comments)

The Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project with Openreach (BT), which is currently working to roll-out “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services to “at least” 95% of local premises by December 2017, has confirmed that a further 2,000 premises will benefit thanks to contract clawback.


20th March, 2017 - 8:50 am (1 Comment)

Residents of three small rural villages in the borough of Darlington (Durham, England) have been left upset after the local council pulled £50K of public investment to help roll-out faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to the area, which is partly due to Openreach trebling their quote for the work.


17th March, 2017 - 1:37 pm (18 Comments)

The £410 million Digital Scotland project with BT (Openreach) has announced that £15.6 million from contract clawback (Gainshare) will be reinvested to raise the number of homes and businesses that have access to “superfast broadband” speeds of greater than 24Mbps.


17th March, 2017 - 11:11 am (1 Comment)

The Lincolnshire County Council in England has recently signed a new Phase 3 roll-out contract with Openreach (BT), which aims to help expand the local coverage of 24Mbps+ capable “superfast broadband” (FTTC/P) services towards 97% of premises. Expect more FTTP.


17th March, 2017 - 8:58 am (56 Comments)

Front line customer service staff at the biggest ISPs aren’t always the most knowledgeable of people. One such example occurred recently when a member of BT Business’s Twitter care team informed a potential customer that they couldn’t have ‘FTTP on Demand’ because the Government had “pulled” it.

openreach fibre optic cable laying

16th March, 2017 - 7:39 am (0 Comments)

Last week’s deal with Ofcom to begin the “legal separation” of BT’s network access division (here) has begun a process that will also see Openreach hire an additional 1,500 UK telecoms and broadband engineers in order to help boost their service quality and performance.


15th March, 2017 - 2:52 pm (4 Comments)

As expected the Government has today tabled an amendment to their Digital Economy Bill 2017, which will work to maintain the Crown Guarantee for members of BT’s Pension Scheme (BTPS) as part of Openreach’s separation from the main group.


15th March, 2017 - 2:02 pm (1 Comment)

The £34m+ e-Sussex project, which has been working with Openreach (BT) to make FTTC/P “fibre broadband” services available to 99% of local premises in the county (96% will get “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+), has officially completed its first contract and reported good take-up of 37%.

apologies for any inconvenience by openreach uk

14th March, 2017 - 2:19 pm (22 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has today announced the completion of their original £94 million Phase One roll-out contract with Openreach (BT), which has made “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services available to 278,000 premises.

bt linkuk london uk Gigabit free wifi kiosk

13th March, 2017 - 12:32 pm (3 Comments)

The London Boroughs of Southwark and Camden have been confirmed as the first areas in the city to benefit from BT’s new LinkUK service, which will use special kiosks (“Links“) to deploy free Gigabit public WiFi, free UK phone calls and a range of other digital services.

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