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17th April, 2014 - 1:11 am (1 Comment)

The intense storms that ravaged much of the United Kingdom over winter clearly had an impact on BTOpenreach’s engineering crews (here) and some of the affected areas are only now getting back to normal. But what do the statistics say about the effect on new broadband provisions and missed appointments? Let’s take a look.


11th April, 2014 - 8:14 am (5 Comments)

The £132m “Big Build” Superfast Cornwall scheme, which involves a public and private partnership where BT are aiming to make their “high-speed fibre optic broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 95% of Cornwall in England and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014, has reached another crucial milestone by covering 90% of local premises.


10th April, 2014 - 11:57 am (2 Comments)

BT has revealed that its UK-wide £2.5 billion roll-out of “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity has achieved a significant milestone by making the service available to 1 million homes and businesses in Scotland (premises passed), with another 400,000 expected to be done before their commercial deployment is completed.


9th April, 2014 - 8:32 am (19 Comments)

The Government’s national £1.2bn Broadband Delivery UK scheme, which aims to make fixed line superfast broadband speeds of “greater than 24Mbps” available to 95% of the population by 2017, has at the end of February 2014 passed around 370,000 homes and businesses. Meanwhile the DCMS Secretary of State, Maria Miller, has left the building and been replaced by Sajid Javid.


7th April, 2014 - 2:14 pm (8 Comments)

BTOpenreach has once again had to apologise to residents of Binfield Heath in south Oxfordshire (England) after local homes were left for almost one week without access to a working copper telephone service, following yet another broken cable joint. The problem came shortly after an epic 6 week outage (here) over the Christmas and New Year period.


1st April, 2014 - 1:19 pm (23 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s national UK telecoms network, has moved to give big broadband ISPs and mobile operators more capacity for their networks by launching the “first ever UK-wide” 100Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable service.


29th March, 2014 - 1:25 am (17 Comments)

The Business Development Manager for UK ISP Andrews and Arnold (AAISP), Alex Bloor, has lifted the lid on the occurrence of “borrowed” copper pairs, where an already active broadband or phone line is disrupted by a telecoms engineer (e.g. a BTOpenreach contractor like Kelly Communications) who incorrectly takes over the line for use elsewhere.


27th March, 2014 - 12:58 pm (3 Comments)

The state aid supported £35.2m Superfast Surrey project in England has become one of the first Broadband Delivery UK based schemes to reach the half-way mark after street cabinets serving around 42,000 local premises across the county were connected to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network.


23rd March, 2014 - 8:11 am (95 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which last week touted extra funding to help reach their 100% coverage target for BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network (here), now looks set to become the first UK county to trial the operators latest Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTRD) technology for even faster speeds.


21st March, 2014 - 7:38 am (0 Comments)

The £20.75 million Superfast Worcestershire project in England has today revealed the next batch (phase two) of local communities that will benefit from a state aid supported upgrade to BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network (aims to pass 90% of local premises by mid-2016).


19th March, 2014 - 1:17 pm (19 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which is working with BT to make “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 90% of local premises by the end of October 2014, has formally approved another £10m to boost the network’s coverage up to their target of 100% by the end of 2017.


17th March, 2014 - 5:21 pm (2 Comments)

After a lot of media and political pressure the £51m Connecting Cumbria project in England has published a higher resolution copy of their “Final Coverage” map for the local Broadband Delivery UK and BT supported roll-out of superfast fibre broadband services. Now if only there were some roads and other details (postcode data?) or maybe we’re just being picky.


17th March, 2014 - 1:10 pm (0 Comments)

It’s only a drop in the ocean but BT has agreed to repay over £1.2m to fully unbundled (LLU MPF) ISPs and phone line providers, such as Sky Broadband and TalkTalk, after a “mistake” in its response to an earlier Ofcom review of the operators charge controls meant that a key piece of information was left out.


17th March, 2014 - 7:31 am (7 Comments)

The Hampshire Superfast Broadband Programme in England has named the next batch (Phase 2) of 21 local communities that can expect to benefit from the councils state aid supported roll-out of BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services. A reasonably useful deployment map is also available.

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