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portknockie

22nd August, 2014 - 9:59 am (2 Comments)

Residents of Portknockie, a coastal village in Moray (Scotland) that’s home to a few hundred premises, have been left without access to a fixed line broadband or phone service for almost two weeks after a storm battered the area and flooding damaged BTOpenreach’s local telecoms infrastructure.

openreach rural cable duct digging

21st August, 2014 - 8:11 am (2 Comments)

Business ISP Fluidata has criticised the “endemic problems plaguing” current and future fibre leased line provisioning from BTOpenreach, which have seen existing issues combine with rising demand for related services to create some extremely long waiting times for the providers customers.

new home construction

16th August, 2014 - 8:06 am (76 Comments)

A new 200 acre housing development in South Gloucestershire (Charlton Hayes), which once complete will include 2,200 homes (inc. a school, business space and shops) and is situated near to the notorious Internet slowspot of Bradley Stoke, has seen its first residents complain about the lack of ISP choice because they can only get Seethelight’s 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) service.

openreach_fttc_two_engineers

15th August, 2014 - 7:13 am (64 Comments)

The second phase of BTOpenreach’s VDSL Vectoring (ITU-T G.993.5) trial, which could improve the performance of BT’s existing “up to” 80Mbps capable hybrid-fibre (FTTC) superfast broadband lines by significantly reducing interference (crosstalk), has finally got underway and will run for “at least” 3 months.

fttc bt cabinet internals

14th August, 2014 - 7:35 am (10 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced their intention to pilot a new capability (GEA-FTTC Start and GEA-FTTC Stop) from 22nd September 2014, which will in the long run enable them to provision superfast broadband (FTTC) lines at a faster and cheaper rate than is currently possible. But there is a caveat involved.

bt superfast fibre broadband openreach uk engineer

9th August, 2014 - 7:33 am (8 Comments)

Broadband and phone engineers working for BTOpenreach and external contractors, which maintain BT’s national UK telecoms infrastructure, will soon take part in a new trial that allows residential customers to give feedback on their performance after a visit. The results probably won’t be made available to the public.

openreach_fibre_broadband_is_coming

5th August, 2014 - 7:45 am (16 Comments)

After years of waiting it now looks as if at least some of the 22,000 strong population of Bradley Stoke, a busy town in South Gloucestershire where many of BT’s copper wire based telephone and broadband services are delivered via Exchange Only Lines (i.e. no street cabinets), are finally getting access to superfast broadband (FTTC) connectivity.

wales abc broadband eligibility

4th August, 2014 - 10:02 am (86 Comments)

Consumers wanting to know whether or not they are covered by and can receive a superfast broadband connection using BTOpenreach’s ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology will, from today, now be given a more useful result after the national UK telecoms operator updates their availability test to include Street Cabinet status.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

31st July, 2014 - 8:19 am (23 Comments)

BT has today published their latest Q2-2014 (calendar) results and confirmed that its retail broadband base suffered a slowing of growth (+104k in Q2 vs +170k in Q1-2014) to total 7,385,000 customers. The operator has also revealed a new trial of superfast broadband FTTrn technology in London and confirmed that its FTTC network now reaches 20 million UK homes and businesses (premises passed).

bt openreach logo uk

30th July, 2014 - 9:06 am (1 Comment)

BTOpenreach, as part of its new commitments to Ofcom, has this week moved to make more information available about the performance of their work to maintain BT’s national UK telecoms and broadband network (e.g. repair and new service installation appointment times etc.), although it’s all very basic.

isles of scilly

23rd July, 2014 - 12:58 pm (0 Comments)

The £132m Superfast Cornwall project has announced that the cable ship called ‘Resolute’ will today complete the first major phase of a £3.7m effort to divert two unused submarine fibre optic cables to the Isles of Scilly (the cables had previously been used for communications between the UK, Ireland and Spain).

bt openreach logo uk

21st July, 2014 - 8:34 am (6 Comments)

Consumers hoping to benefit from cheaper migration fees (reduced from £50 to £11 +vat) between FTTC superfast broadband ISPs on BT’s national UK telecoms network will need to wait a little longer before they can benefit after BTOpenreach corrected the start date to 31st July 2014.

flood uk

18th July, 2014 - 1:34 pm (22 Comments)

Internet and telephone providers across the United Kingdom, particularly those in England, are bracing themselves for a weekend of turbulent weather as the meeting of a high and low pressure front converge to create heavy thunder and rain storms, which could cause damage to telecoms networks and create connectivity problems for customers.

broadband isp switching uk

17th July, 2014 - 10:57 am (2 Comments)

The UK communications regulator has launched another mini consultation (Call for Input) on the long road to introducing their new broadband and phone switching process, which once live could now be expanded to more fixed-line operators than just those operating off BT’s national copper telecoms network (e.g. KC and Virgin Media’s cable network).

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