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bt openreach fibre optic broadband

31st October, 2014 - 3:26 pm (2 Comments)

The Suffolk County Council (SCC) today claims to have signed the United Kingdom’s first Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) based Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT, which aims to extend the coverage of the operators “fibre optic broadband” (FTTC/P) network to 95% of local homes and businesses “before 2018“.

bt building logo

30th October, 2014 - 8:37 am (32 Comments)

National UK telecoms giant BT has today posted their latest results for Q3-2014 (calendar), which reported slowing retail broadband growth to total 7,473,000 customers (up by +88k versus the +104k added in Q2 and +170k in Q1). The operator also revealed that their superfast capable “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network could now reach 21 million homes and businesses (premises passed).

chalford and bussage uk map

29th October, 2014 - 8:25 am (14 Comments)

Villagers in the rural Gloucestershire (England) communities of Chalford and Bussage are attempting to raise £30,000 from their own pockets after BT refused to upgrade two local street cabinets, which together serve around 370 homes, with superfast broadband (FTTC) because they were deemed to be “commercially not viable“. Meanwhile other areas could soon get 330Mbps FTTP.

chapelton_house_being_built_in_scotland

28th October, 2014 - 4:36 am (21 Comments)

Scotland’s largest new town, Chapelton, which resides five miles south of Aberdeen and will eventually be home to 4,045 new houses located in four neighbourhoods (this could be expanded to 8,000 in the future), will shortly see its first residents move in and they can all expect to benefit from broadband speeds of over 300Mbps (Megabits per second).

BT Wholesale engineers

25th October, 2014 - 8:17 am (11 Comments)

BTWholesale’s plan to boost its fibre optic based Ethernet footprint and big business connectivity, which started earlier this year, has now seen several new data centre PoP (Point of Presence) sites go live at TelecityGroup in Joule House (Manchester), Equinix [LDN5] in Slough and a further one in Leeds. More are set to follow.

bt openreach uk engineer team

20th October, 2014 - 1:23 pm (39 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced its intention to recruit another 500 full-time broadband and telephone engineers, mostly in London, Surrey (England), Aberdeen (Scotland) and more generally around Wales. The move forms part of BT’s on-going efforts to meet Ofcom’s new quality of service requirements (faster fault fixing and installations etc.).

telegraph_pole_fibre_optic

20th October, 2014 - 8:53 am (29 Comments)

Sometimes the most advanced and interesting developments happen towards the end of a roll-out and that appears to be the case in Surrey (England), where one of our readers has spotted an ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) rollout finally taking place in the tiny village area of Hascombe.

bt openreach logo uk

17th October, 2014 - 8:01 am (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which works to maintain and upgrade BT’s national telecoms and broadband network across the United Kingdom, looks set to update their performance information website (www.expect.openreach.co.uk) next week with the latest repair statistics and the addition of some interesting new features.

scotland uk regions map

14th October, 2014 - 10:21 am (1 Comment)

The Digital Scotland project has today announced the next 67 locations (80,000 homes and businesses), including 15 new communities in the Highlands and Islands region, that will benefit from the £410m scheme which aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 85% of premises in Scotland by the end of 2015 and rising to 95% by the end of 2017.

banksy_bt_openreach_street_cabinet

14th October, 2014 - 8:10 am (1 Comment)

One of BT’s off-duty business improvement coaches, Martin Jones, claims to have spotted an Openreach Street Cabinet in the Gloucester city centre area that has apparently been painted by the well-known graffiti artist, Banksy, whose work can often sell for a small fortune. Uh oh.

derby_bt_telephone_exchange_building_uk

7th October, 2014 - 1:40 pm (4 Comments)

A serious fire at BT’s main telephone exchange in central Derby (Colyear Street) has left tens of thousands of customers without a working phone line across parts of both Derbyshire and Staffordshire in England.

bt openreach logo uk

5th October, 2014 - 5:28 pm (24 Comments)

A recently updated specification document for BT’s ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service (SIN 498) has included mention of a new Street Cabinet based ADSL2+ broadband service, which would be “used to provide extended reach beyond what is possible with VDSL2“.

openreach bt fttc broadband modem

2nd October, 2014 - 8:25 am (7 Comments)

The outspoken boss of broadband provider AAISP (Andrews and Arnold), Adrian Kennard, has criticised BTOpenreach for making a “very very detrimental change” to the terms of their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service. In particular Openreach intends to stop supporting the VDSL modem they provide, which the ISP fears could make it harder and more costly to get faults fixed.

cable theft and damage uk police

30th September, 2014 - 9:27 am (24 Comments)

Thousands of homes and businesses in the London boroughs of Croydon and Sutton have had their broadband and phone services disrupted after criminals pulled 140 metres worth of BT’s valuable copper telecoms cable out of the ground last week.

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