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25th August, 2015 - 12:02 am (38 Comments)

As expected BT has confirmed that their first large-scale (2,000 premises) live customer trial of future G.fast broadband technology (ITU G.9701), which will initially offer Internet speeds of up to 330Mbps (rising to 500Mbps in the future), have begun in the market town of Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire).

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24th August, 2015 - 5:00 pm (6 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced that the new 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) variant of their point-to-point Ethernet Access Direct (EAD) data connectivity product for ISPs is now exiting the pilot phase and will soon be available to order from 21st September 2015.

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24th August, 2015 - 11:46 am (1 Comment)

The Labour Party’s Shadow Culture Secretary, Chris Bryant MP, has joined the debate over Ofcom’s strategic review of the United Kingdom’s digital communications market and come down on the side of those who want to see the regulator split BT from their network access division, Openreach.


24th August, 2015 - 1:34 am (2 Comments)

Owners of several new homes in the rural village of Langton Matravers (Dorset, England) have been struggling to get access to a working phone line and broadband for around three months due to a problem with blocked cable ducts on BTOpenreach’s telecoms infrastructure.

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21st August, 2015 - 2:38 pm (33 Comments)

Last year BTOpenreach revealed an interesting new technology that would have enabled them to deploy ADSL2+ (up to 20Mbps) broadband directly from FTTC street cabinets instead of telephone exchanges (here), which could push faster speeds to the most remote premises. But sadly there are no plans to deploy it.

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14th August, 2015 - 1:51 pm (29 Comments)

Last month BTOpenreach began inviting ISPs to join the first large-scale customer trial of next generation 500Mbps capable G.fast and 1Gbps FTTP-on-Demand broadband technology, which is starting this month in Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire). Zen Internet has now become the first to confirm their participation (8 ISPs are involved).


13th August, 2015 - 8:52 am (5 Comments)

BTOpenreach appears to have expanded their pilots of ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable VDSL2 based Fibre-to-the-Basement (FTTB) and Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) broadband technology to parts of Gatwick airport (West Sussex) and Rotherhithe (London), respectively.

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12th August, 2015 - 2:13 pm (9 Comments)

As mistake go, this could be a comical whopper. BTOpenreach has handed Internet provider Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) a staggering bill of £25,200 and all for fixing a single customer’s faulty Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband line.

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12th August, 2015 - 12:02 am (12 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn (public funding) Broadband Delivery UK project, which is primarily working with BT to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 95% of the United Kingdom by 2017/18, has confirmed that 3 million homes and businesses can now benefit from its effort.


5th August, 2015 - 9:44 am (21 Comments)

Residents of the large Bourne End village in Buckinghamshire (England) are furious at BTOpenreach after they were left without broadband for over a week, which came after a car crashed into one of the operators local street cabinets (no. 37 on Cores End Road) and nearly obliterated it.

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4th August, 2015 - 2:04 pm (2 Comments)

A small titbit of info. has surfaced that appears to confirm Sky Broadband’s interest in BTOpenreach’s forthcoming standalone “fibre broadband” product (Single Order GEA / Naked VDSL), which means you could take superfast broadband without also having to pay a separate phone line rental fee.

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4th August, 2015 - 8:30 am (10 Comments)

BTWholesale has warned its ISP customers that the cost of cancelling (cease charge) one of their “fibre broadband” (FTTC and FTTP) lines will shoot upwards from £5.37 to £31.12 +vat on 1st September 2015.


3rd August, 2015 - 7:52 am (6 Comments)

The Better Broadband for Norfolk project in England has become the first individual Broadband Delivery UK scheme to confirm that the clawback mechanism in its contract with BT will result in an additional £5.3 million being returned to further improve superfast broadband (24Mbps+) coverage.

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30th July, 2015 - 7:53 am (3 Comments)

BT has released the latest results for Q2-2015 (calendar) and confirmed that their retail business added +85K new broadband subscribers in the quarter (down sharply from +121K in Q1) to total 7,798,000, which includes 3,226,000 on BTInfinity “fibre broadband” (up by +217K vs +266K in Q1). Incidentally FTTC/P is now available to 23 million premises (80% of the UK).

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