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point_to_point_radwin_wireless

17th December, 2014 - 9:00 am (5 Comments)

UK ISP Call Flow Solutions, working as part of the Government’s £10 million Innovation Fund pilot(s), has finally started to deploy a new fixed wireless superfast broadband network to help serve communities in the most rural parts (i.e. final 5%) of Hampshire (Southern England).

bt superfast fibre van

16th December, 2014 - 2:11 pm (11 Comments)

The Superfast Northamptonshire project in England, which is currently aiming to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services available to about 90% of premises by September 2015, has finally signed a new contract with BT under the Broadband Delivery UK based Superfast Extension Programme (SEP). An extra 20,465 premises will now benefit from the on-going roll-out.

bt openreach logo uk

16th December, 2014 - 1:09 pm (20 Comments)

BTOpenreach has updated the “fibre availability checker” on their Superfast Openreach website with some new options, which helps to identify whether the area where you live has been upgraded to support the operators latest ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable NGA Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) or 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service.

fttc bt openreach mastersocket

4th December, 2014 - 10:55 am (5 Comments)

The Managing Director of Andrews and Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has noted a number of interesting changes to the terms of BTWholesale’s up to 80Mbps “fibre broadband” Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL) connections, which appears to take away some of the ISPs flexibility and at the same time make it harder for consumers to get the connection speed they expected.

rural_bt_fttc_street_cabinet_oxfordshire_uk

25th November, 2014 - 9:15 am (41 Comments)

Attempts to secure information about the take-up of BTOpenreach’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services and related claw-back provisions under the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme are often futile (we’ve tried asking BT, BDUK and many councils without success), yet a recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request has managed to secure related information.. albeit only for Wales.

network cable connector

24th November, 2014 - 8:09 am (31 Comments)

The UK Competitive Telecommunications Association, which aims to foster a more competitive fixed telecommunications market and counts most of BT’s major rivals among its ranks (e.g. Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, Sky Broadband etc.), has called on Ofcom to improve competition by among other things opening up BT’s passive infrastructure to all providers and launching another market review; although one is already underway.

bbc_watchdog

21st November, 2014 - 2:20 pm (55 Comments)

Last night’s episode of the BBC’s popular consumer affairs TV show, Watchdog (Series 34 : Episode 6), took BTOpenreach to task again over the often lengthy periods of time that some people have to wait in order for their new phone and or broadband line to be installed.

isles of scilly

21st November, 2014 - 12:20 pm (0 Comments)

After several years of waiting the first of 2,200 residents on the remote Isles of Scilly, which resides several miles off the south west coast of Cornwall in England, have begun to connect via BT’s new ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband service that is being supplied by a new submarine fibre optic cable back to the mainland.

bt_dolphinholme_fttp_deployment

20th November, 2014 - 9:43 am (72 Comments)

Residents of Dolphinholme village in Lancashire report that BT’s engineers have returned to resume their state aid fuelled deployment of 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology in the area, which is despite B4RN’s community funded 1000Mbps FTTP service being deployed to homes on one of the exact same streets.

bt fttc street cabinet phils photo

18th November, 2014 - 11:02 am (34 Comments)

Residents of Fowlmere, a village that’s home to around 1,200 people in southern Cambridgeshire (England), have vented anger at the local Connecting Cambridgeshire broadband project with BT after an “ugly” and “intrusive” new FTTC capable street cabinet was built to deliver superfast broadband into the community.

bt wholesale uk

14th November, 2014 - 11:10 am (25 Comments)

Competition concerns are likely to be high on Ofcom’s list after BT reportedly asked the United Kingdom’s national telecoms regulator to let it fold their BTWholesale division, which last year reported sales of £2.4bn, into BTOpenreach.

openreach_engineer_stuck_in_a_duct

13th November, 2014 - 7:59 am (6 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which aims to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connections available to 95% of people in the United Kingdom by 2017, has now helped more than 1.5 million homes and businesses to gain access to the service (up by +500K since August 2014). Superfast connections can now allegedly be taken by 80% of the UK.

fibre optic broadband cables

12th November, 2014 - 1:36 pm (36 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains and upgrades BT’s national telecoms network across the United Kingdom, has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that its 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based fibre optic broadband technology is now available to 250,000 160,000 homes and businesses (premises passed footprint). Meanwhile FTTC might eventually be boosted to 100Mbps+.

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

31st October, 2014 - 3:26 pm (10 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“.

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