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27th August, 2016 - 7:59 am (5 Comments)

Openreach (BT) engineers appear to have scored a small PR coup by connecting the CLA, which represents 33,000 rural land owners from across England and Wales and often campaigns for better rural broadband (partly by criticising BT’s effort), to their superfast broadband capable FTTC service.

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25th August, 2016 - 10:10 am (25 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which is supported by £1.6bn of public investment, has released its latest progress update and confirmed that 4,021,047 additional premises can now access a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service and there’s more to come.

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25th August, 2016 - 8:42 am (4 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced another round of Ethernet price reductions for their business customers and ISPs, which are due to come into effect on 1st October 2016 and will impact a number of their 100Mbps and 1Gbps speed connections.

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24th August, 2016 - 3:09 pm (47 Comments)

BT (Openreach) appears to have introduced a new twist on their existing Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, which is now offering grants worth up to £20,000 to help rural and digitally isolated communities get a faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) service installed.


18th August, 2016 - 2:41 pm (66 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has revealed that the first field trial of their new Long Reach VDSL (FTTC) broadband technology will take place in the remote rural village of North Tolsta, which resides in the Scottish Outer Hebrides on the east side of the Isle of Lewis.


16th August, 2016 - 1:56 pm (2 Comments)

Ofcom has published a summary of responses to their recent consultation on the introduction of a new Universal Service Obligation, which would ensure that everyone can get a broadband speed of 10Mbps by 2020. But ISPs have warned that funding this via an industry levy would be “anti-competitive“.


16th August, 2016 - 12:39 pm (89 Comments)

The CEO of BT Group, Gavin Patterson, has blasted his rivals behind the Fix Britain’s Internet campaign (Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and Vodafone) for making “misleading statements” and using “Orwellian tactics” in order to argue that UK broadband services would improve if the operator didn’t control Openreach.


15th August, 2016 - 11:56 am (6 Comments)

BT has confirmed that around 3,000 homes and businesses in Mayfair (London’s West End) are among the first to benefit from its expanded roll-out of “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology, which is today being demoed to local councillors in the area.

BT Wholesale engineers

12th August, 2016 - 1:52 pm (18 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today provisionally concluded that BT “overcharged” TalkTalk for their Special Fault Investigation (SFI) engineer service and Time Related Charges (TRC), both of which are often used to help resolve customer phone and broadband problems. A repayment could be due.


9th August, 2016 - 12:33 pm (31 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today published new technical details for their on-going trials of fixed line “Long Reach VDSL” (FTTC) broadband technology, which could be used to deliver the future 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation and possibly even to expand the availability of “superfast” (24Mbps+) speeds.


4th August, 2016 - 3:43 pm (11 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has stepped up their Fix Britain’s Internet campaign against Openreach (BT) today by claiming that 4 million Brits report experiencing stress and anxiety due to slow and unreliable broadband.


4th August, 2016 - 11:56 am (6 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they will start to introduce their new wall-mounted NTE5C Master Socket from the end of this summer 2016, which could make life a lot easier both for consumers who like to tinker and for the operator’s own engineers.

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4th August, 2016 - 11:13 am (11 Comments)

It’s fair to say that some ISPs in the United Kingdom have never had much love for BT’s Special Fault Investigation (SFI / SFI2) engineer service, which often struggles to identify broadband faults and can result in a string of disputed charges. Today’s story highlights another example.


2nd August, 2016 - 10:10 am (0 Comments)

The £12m+ Central Bedfordshire Broadband project in England claims to have completed its first Phase 1 contract with Openreach (BT), which has so far expanded the availability of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to around 90% of the region and benefited an additional 16,422 premises.

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