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25th July, 2016 - 9:39 am (3 Comments)

The Chairman of BT Group, Sir Michael Rake, has today confirmed that the operator is in the process of making a legally-binding offer to the national UK telecoms regulator that could result in Openreach creating a largely independent board with greater control over future investment and strategy.

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21st July, 2016 - 9:27 am (26 Comments)

After yesterday’s major disruption (here) we’re loathed to report that this morning appears to have started off in much the same way, with broadband ISPs from across the UK all reporting similar Internet disruption as a result of another possible power failure at a major London data centre.

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20th July, 2016 - 10:06 am (16 Comments)

Multiple ISPs are reporting that a fault, which is most likely on BT’s national broadband network, is affecting Internet connectivity for a large number of people across the United Kingdom (i.e. disrupting access to online services, websites and slowing connection speeds).


20th July, 2016 - 1:43 am (2 Comments)

The Merseyside Connected project, which since 2013 has been working with Openreach (BT) to expand “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to 98% of local homes and businesses in Merseyside by the end of July 2016 (note: 90% covered by 24Mbps+ speeds), now looks set to complete its contract in September 2016.

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19th July, 2016 - 11:26 am (5 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband has mirrored TalkTalk’s recent move (here) by nudging Ofcom into launching a second parallel probe of Openreach’s (BT) Special Fault Investigation (SFI) engineer service and Time Related Charges (TRC), with both questioning whether such charges are being correctly applied.


18th July, 2016 - 3:05 pm (24 Comments)

Openreach, which is responsible for maintaining BT’s national UK phone and broadband network, takes a lot of flak from both ISPs and consumers alike for customer service failings (missed appointments, service delays etc.). But today Clive Selley, CEO of BTOR, has claimed to be turning things around.

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18th July, 2016 - 2:07 pm (4 Comments)

A new partnership between Openreach (BT) and Beddington’s Business Improvement District (BID) team will result in around 190 businesses within the industrial area of Croydon (London) gaining access to an ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband service.


16th July, 2016 - 7:27 am (7 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council in England has confirmed that an extra investment of £1.49m is being made into their Phase 2 Superfast Extension Programme, which will work with BT (Openreach) to expand FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to 95-97% of the region by Dec 2017.


15th July, 2016 - 8:31 am (32 Comments)

Future subscribers taking part in Openreach’s (BT) new trial of 1000Mbps “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) broadband technology in Bradford (West Yorkshire, England) will now benefit from even faster upload speeds than originally expected (up to 220Mbps), as well as a free connection and rental.


13th July, 2016 - 10:56 am (1 Comment)

The £410 million Digital Scotland project has today confirmed the next set of locations that will benefit from an upgrade to Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which is due to start this Winter (2016).

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7th July, 2016 - 9:20 am (12 Comments)

A new report from pensions law firm Sackers, which was commissioned by Sky (Sky Broadband), has concluded that there is “no bar from a pensions perspective” to stop Ofcom from delivering functional and legal separation of Openreach from BT.


6th July, 2016 - 11:49 am (4 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has begun the first trials of its new wholesale Duct and Pole Access (DPA) product, which is intended to help promote the large-scale roll-out of new “ultrafast” broadband services by opening up the operator’s huge network of telegraph poles and cable ducts for use by rivals.


6th July, 2016 - 8:48 am (10 Comments)

The outcome of Ofcom’s recent Business Connectivity Review (here and here), which gave Openreach’s (BT) competitors “physical access” to its fibre optic cables (i.e. allowing them to “take direct control of the connection“), clearly hasn’t gone down well at urban fibre optic broadband builder Cityfibre.

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5th July, 2016 - 4:16 pm (5 Comments)

Compensations for faults with your Internet connection, a Universal Service Obligation to ensure everybody can get a minimum broadband ISP speed of 10Mbps and more protection for consumers from spam email, these are just some of the big changes being outlined today in the Government’s new Digital Economy Bill.

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