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26th November, 2015 - 8:10 am (2 Comments)

A third £5.58m state aid supported contract has been signed with BTOpenreach this week for the county of Oxfordshire (England), which will extend the local availability of superfast capable “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to an extra 4,600 homes and business.


24th November, 2015 - 11:14 am (6 Comments)

A new report predicts that the Superfast North Yorkshire project, which is working with BT to make FTTC/P based superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services available to around 90% of local premises by late 2016 and possibly 95% within a few years (details), could boost the local economy by £220m.

bt urban tower

18th November, 2015 - 7:46 am (4 Comments)

Rivals are today hoping that BT may have dented its position in Ofcom’s on-going Strategic Review after the UK telecoms regulator revealed that the operator had billed £1.7m from part of their EE mobile merger to its “functionally separate” Openreach division, which was called “inappropriate“.

testing fibre

16th November, 2015 - 8:25 am (0 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council in England has confirmed that its second state aid supported £1.54m contract with BTOpenreach has now entered into the deployment phase, which should put their “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network within reach of an extra 1,800+ local homes and businesses.

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16th November, 2015 - 7:50 am (8 Comments)

In a surprise move BT has confirmed that the Chief Executive Officer of their Openreach division, Joe Garner, is step down in order to take on the same role at the Nationwide Building Society. The switch comes at a pivotal point for the telecoms giant, which is facing the possibility of a split from BT group.

bt openreach logo uk

13th November, 2015 - 8:21 am (17 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which is responsible for maintaining / managing access to BT’s national UK telecoms and broadband network, has added a new “Fibre Index” page to their website that adds a small amount of extra information about broadband usage on their network.

bt openreach uk engineer

13th November, 2015 - 7:50 am (2 Comments)

The county of Cheshire in England, specifically the Connecting Cheshire project that is working to deploy “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to reach the vast majority of the region by summer 2017, has confirmed that clawback from BT will return £3.4m to help further boost coverage.


12th November, 2015 - 10:06 am (31 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK initiative, 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 ended Q3 2015 by confirming that 3,311,843 extra premises have now benefited from the effort.


12th November, 2015 - 1:11 am (6 Comments)

It’s sometimes easy to forget that BTOpenreach still has the largest “ultrafast” 330Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) network in the United Kingdom (details) as they rarely promote it, but there are exceptions, such as in the case of 3,650 new houses and flats being built in Swindon.


9th November, 2015 - 2:21 pm (4 Comments)

Residents of a tiny and comically named rural village called Crazies Hill (Berkshire, England) have reeled in the Government’s Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, to help in their battle after doubts were cast over whether or not the community would get access to faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services.

fast broadband uk

7th November, 2015 - 7:18 am (120 Comments)

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has confirmed that the Government will introduce a new Universal Service Obligation (USO) that should give everybody the legal right to request a broadband connection capable of delivering a minimum speed of 10Mbps (Megabits per second) by 2020.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

6th November, 2015 - 11:20 am (20 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today decided to launch a wider investigation after Vodafone complained that BTOpenreach had failed to meet its obligations to them by both “delaying provision” of its Ethernet (high-capacity data line) services without their consent and then “failing to compensate“.


5th November, 2015 - 7:35 am (0 Comments)

The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire scheme in England has revealed a more detailed roll-out plan for their second state aid supported “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) contract with BTOpenreach, which will extend the service to another 17,000 premises by Spring 2018 (98% coverage).

uk internet scam

4th November, 2015 - 3:14 pm (4 Comments)

BT has once again tweaked their national telecoms network in order to significantly reduce the time that a phone call connection can be held open (active) after the called party puts their handset down (i.e. such as when you end a voice call), which could make life more difficult for fraudsters.

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