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26th November, 2015 - 10:43 am (20 Comments)

The Superfast Essex scheme in England, which is working to extend the availability of BT’s “superfast fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 95% of the county by mid-2019, has become the latest to confirm that clawback will result in £1.9m being returned to help further boost coverage.

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26th November, 2015 - 8:10 am (2 Comments)

A third £5.58m state aid supported contract has been signed with BTOpenreach this week for the county of Oxfordshire (England), which will extend the local availability of superfast capable “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to an extra 4,600 homes and business.


24th November, 2015 - 11:14 am (6 Comments)

A new report predicts that the Superfast North Yorkshire project, which is working with BT to make FTTC/P based superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services available to around 90% of local premises by late 2016 and possibly 95% within a few years (details), could boost the local economy by £220m.

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24th November, 2015 - 8:43 am (3 Comments)

The National Assembly for Wales, specifically its Public Accounts Committee (PAC), has criticised the state aid fuelled Superfast Cymru project with BT for failing to provide full and clear information about the Welsh roll-out plan for “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services.

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24th November, 2015 - 6:41 am (1 Comment)

BT has today prepared for Black Friday by cutting the price of both their unlimited ‘up to’ 17Mbps broadband and 38Mbps BTInfinity packages, while also throwing in a prepaid MasterCard (worth £50 to £100), a £50 Love2shop voucher and reducing the BTSport Pack contract to just 30 days.

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19th November, 2015 - 7:53 am (9 Comments)

The 2010 decision that helped to grow BT’s broadband based TV business, which involved Ofcom imposing regulation that required Sky to offer wholesale access (“Wholesale Must Offer“) to their Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 channels (at prices set by the regulator), has today been removed.


18th November, 2015 - 8:28 am (1 Comment)

Several members of the public and Sky (Sky Broadband) have succeeded in getting the Advertising Standards Authority to ban a press, website, poster and TV ad for BT’s various TV and broadband bundles, all of which claimed that BTSport was “free” even though there were caveats and contradictions galore.

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18th November, 2015 - 7:46 am (4 Comments)

Rivals are today hoping that BT may have dented its position in Ofcom’s on-going Strategic Review after the UK telecoms regulator revealed that the operator had billed £1.7m from part of their EE mobile merger to its “functionally separate” Openreach division, which was called “inappropriate“.

testing fibre

16th November, 2015 - 8:25 am (0 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council in England has confirmed that its second state aid supported £1.54m contract with BTOpenreach has now entered into the deployment phase, which should put their “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network within reach of an extra 1,800+ local homes and businesses.

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16th November, 2015 - 7:50 am (8 Comments)

In a surprise move BT has confirmed that the Chief Executive Officer of their Openreach division, Joe Garner, is step down in order to take on the same role at the Nationwide Building Society. The switch comes at a pivotal point for the telecoms giant, which is facing the possibility of a split from BT group.

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13th November, 2015 - 3:28 pm (18 Comments)

Politics in Worcestershire (England) can sometimes be messy, although one local councillor has now taken it to another level by saying that the use of state aid funding to improve broadband connectivity would only help people who choose to “live out in the sticks with the badgers and rabbits“.

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13th November, 2015 - 8:21 am (17 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which is responsible for maintaining / managing access to BT’s national UK telecoms and broadband network, has added a new “Fibre Index” page to their website that adds a small amount of extra information about broadband usage on their network.

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13th November, 2015 - 7:50 am (2 Comments)

The county of Cheshire in England, specifically the Connecting Cheshire project that is working to deploy “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to reach the vast majority of the region by summer 2017, has confirmed that clawback from BT will return £3.4m to help further boost coverage.

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12th November, 2015 - 4:19 pm (3 Comments)

BT’s Consumer division has once again reduced the prices of their ‘up to’ 17Mbps unlimited broadband and superfast ‘up to’ 38Mbps BTInfinity packages, with both now starting at £5 and £10 per month respectively for the first 12 months of service. Sainsbury’s vouchers worth up to £100 are also included.

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