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big ben, london uk parliament

26th April, 2017 - 4:55 pm (5 Comments)

The Digital Economy Bill 2017 has today effectively been approved by both houses of parliament, which means positive changes for UK broadband connectivity (10Mbps USO, compensation etc.). On the other hand the internet faces more censorship and a proposed 30Mbps USO was dropped.


26th April, 2017 - 10:10 am (8 Comments)

Residents of a small rural village called Upton Pyne in Devon (England), which is home to around 300 people, have been left in limbo after the final phase of Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” upgrade in the area was stalled because a local earl objected to the cables going over his land.

telegraph pole and bt openreach engineer

20th April, 2017 - 10:24 am (8 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today set out their final plans for opening up Openreach’s (BT) national network of telegraph poles and underground cable ducts so that they can be used by rival ISPs in order to deploy ultrafast “full fibre” broadband (FTTH/P) services.


11th April, 2017 - 2:23 pm (13 Comments)

None of the 17 initial pilot locations announced for BT’s pilot of 330Mbps capable G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) broadband technology has included anywhere in Northern Ireland, but all that changed today after they confirmed that 4,000 premises in Antrim would benefit.

openreach engineer pulling fibre optic cable duct

10th April, 2017 - 1:28 pm (0 Comments)

UK Internet provider TalkTalk Business has today confirmed that they will be one of the first ISPs to adopt Openreach’s (BT) proposed ‘Dark Fibre Access‘ product, which follows a key ruling by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that will affect how the service is priced.

openreach engineers pulling fibre optic cable duct

6th April, 2017 - 2:45 pm (0 Comments)

The Black Country Broadband Project in England’s West Midlands, which is working with Openreach (BT) to make “superfast broadband” (FTTC/P) available to 98% of premises by Autumn 2017, has secured a further £1.2m from the Local Enterprise Partnership to boost its reach.


3rd April, 2017 - 2:54 pm (9 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has confirmed that some 9,877 new housing developments, totalling more than 240,000 new premises across the United Kingdom, are so far set to benefit from new contracts that offer a “free” deployment of ultrafast 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) technology.

slow internet download

31st March, 2017 - 1:29 pm (12 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced that the on-going ISP trial of their new 18Mbps (2Mbps upload) Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) product, which is designed to help people stuck on slow ADSL based pure copper broadband lines, has been extended until 30th October 2017.

fibre optic white broadband cable flay

31st March, 2017 - 8:21 am (25 Comments)

The price that ISPs and consumers pay for access to a 40Mbps FTTC superfast broadband line on Openreach’s (BT) network in the United Kingdom is set to fall after the telecoms regulator, Ofcom, launched a new review of the wholesale local access market. Quality of service standards will also be improved.

telegraph pole openreach engineer hanging

27th March, 2017 - 10:50 am (29 Comments)

Hundreds of trees have been pruned back so that Openreach’s (BT) engineers could run 12km of overhead cabling to bring “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband to around 480 premises in the rural Cumbria (England) villages of Crosthwaite, Underbarrow and Brigsteer.

BT Wholesale engineers

27th March, 2017 - 6:54 am (21 Comments)

BT has set aside £300m to repay ISPs, such as TalkTalk and Vodafone, after an investigation by Ofcom found that their network arm (Openreach) had cut compensation payments to other telecoms providers for late installs of high-speed business lines (Ethernet). BT must thus pay a £42m fine.

bt fibre optic cable bloom

21st March, 2017 - 1:33 pm (15 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) Managing Director of Infrastructure Delivery, Kim Mears, has revealed that the telecoms giant has increased their UK coverage of 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband technology from 350,000 premises last year to 435,000 now and the ramp up continues.

csw broadband property level broadband map

21st March, 2017 - 10:16 am (3 Comments)

The CSW Broadband project with BT (Openreach), which aims to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) available to “nearly” 94% of premises Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry (England) by 2017, has launched a new coverage map with detail down to the level of individual properties.


20th March, 2017 - 2:15 pm (5 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council in England has confirmed that a third extension contract worth £6.4 million has been signed with Openreach (BT), which will enable an additional 3,200 homes and businesses to access their FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

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