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24th June, 2016 - 8:23 am (6 Comments)

The local Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project, which has already helped to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) available to 90% of the county and is now working towards the next 95% target by the end of 2017, confirms that £4.2m of public funding will be reinvested thanks to savings.


22nd June, 2016 - 5:43 pm (3 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), which represents 33,000 land owners from across England and Wales, has called on the Government to ensure that their forthcoming 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband includes a “legal guarantee for consumer compensation” where the speed is not met.

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16th June, 2016 - 4:05 pm (30 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme, which has already helped to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 90% of the UK and is now working towards 95-97% within the next few years, has confirmed that £408m of public investment is being returned for future expansion.


16th June, 2016 - 1:41 am (21 Comments)

Telecoms watchers may be interested to learn that BTOpenreach has introduced extra capacity for their VDSL based Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband services by giving engineers the ability to upgrade their large Huawei street cabinets (H200) and increase customer capacity to 384.

openreach engineers pulling fibre optic cable duct

15th June, 2016 - 9:08 am (4 Comments)

Last month it was revealed that BT intended to roll-out their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to 2 million premises around the United Kingdom by 2020, with about half being businesses. Today Openreach has confirmed the first 9 areas that will benefit.

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14th June, 2016 - 3:37 pm (12 Comments)

The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales (Old Bailey) has fined a “disappointed” BT (Openreach) £500,000 and ordered it to pay costs of £98,913.51 after one of their engineers, David Spurgeon, fell 7 metres from a loft, shattering both ankles and suffering back injuries.


14th June, 2016 - 2:24 pm (28 Comments)

We already know a lot about BT’s forthcoming roll-out of “ultrafast” 300-500Mbps G.fast technology and last month’s new technical document (here) similarly appeared to confirm that the operator had opted to deploy the service from street cabinet extensions. This week we finally got a look at one.


14th June, 2016 - 11:06 am (9 Comments)

The Northern Lincs Broadband project in England today announced that the rural village of Appleby has become one of the first to benefit from their new Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT, which will expand “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to an additional 3,400 premises.


7th June, 2016 - 2:11 pm (8 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) big green FTTC superfast broadband Street Cabinets can be a bit dull and so an artist from Doncaster in South Yorkshire (England), Nick Boruk, has decided to help promote the new service by covering a few of them with a big Teddy Bear face (painted canvas cover). Ok then.

copper telecoms and broadband cable scrap

7th June, 2016 - 1:00 pm (6 Comments)

The latest quarterly update from the Office of the Telecommunications Adjudicator (OTA) has revealed that the era of traditional pure copper line based Local Loop Unbundling (LLU), which gives rivals greater control over part of BT’s UK telecoms infrastructure, may be entering into a slow decline.


6th June, 2016 - 9:20 am (3 Comments)

It’s been a year since BT and the Northumberland County Council signed a £4.1m deal (phase 2 extension contract) to further expand the reach of their “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) FTTC/P network to 95% of local premises by the end of 2017. Today we’ve learnt which areas will be the first to benefit.

sky broadband uk

3rd June, 2016 - 2:09 pm (3 Comments)

Sky UK (Sky Broadband) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they are about to start trials of a new 18Mbps unlimited usage Sky Fibre Lite (FTTC) product with around 20,000 customers, which is designed to tempt those on their slower ADSL2+ based service to upgrade to FTTC for a better speed.

BT engineer at work

3rd June, 2016 - 11:37 am (12 Comments)

Ofcom has opened a new investigation after TalkTalk complained about the amount of money being charged by Openreach (BT) for their Special Fault Investigation (SFI) engineer service and Time Related Charges (TRC), which are often used to resolve customer phone or broadband problems.


2nd June, 2016 - 11:41 am (30 Comments)

Some 13,000 premises in Chelsea (London) could be impacted when BT start closing the local Telephone Exchange (WRCHEL) later this year and shift related lines over to South Kensington, which for some ADSL based broadband ISP subscribers could result in slower speeds.

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