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uk rural fibre optic dig

27th March, 2017 - 9:30 am (1 Comment)

A new survey of 1,465 business people from all regions of the UK, which was conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), has claimed that 18% suffer from unreliable Internet connections and firms in rural areas are “at least twice as likely to have unreliable connections” (30%).

BT Wholesale engineers

27th March, 2017 - 6:54 am (16 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.

broken broadband cable shock

24th March, 2017 - 2:16 pm (14 Comments)

A new survey of 500+ British businesses, which was commissioned by broadband ISP Beaming, has estimated that the UK economy could have lost as much as £7bn in lost productivity during 2016 because of Internet connectivity outages at 77% of businesses.


17th March, 2017 - 8:58 am (57 Comments)

Front line customer service staff at the biggest ISPs aren’t always the most knowledgeable of people. One such example occurred recently when a member of BT Business’s Twitter care team informed a potential customer that they couldn’t have ‘FTTP on Demand’ because the Government had “pulled” it.

cityfibre gigabit city glasgow

14th March, 2017 - 10:34 am (1 Comment)

Cityfibre has announced that the construction of their pure fibre optic ultrafast broadband and Ethernet network in the city of Glasgow (Scotland) has now begun moving westwards into the Finnieston area, where a number of local businesses have expressed an interest in receiving their service.

plusnet uk

14th March, 2017 - 8:41 am (0 Comments)

UK ISP PlusNet Business has today reduced the price of their ‘up to’ 76Mbps (19Mbps upload) Unlimited Business Fibre Broadband (FTTC) and Line Rental bundle to £28.50 +vat per month for the first 24 months of service (£43.50 thereafter), which is available to order until 12th April 2017.

Vodafone UK 2016

13th March, 2017 - 7:24 am (2 Comments)

Telecoms operator Vodafone has announced that over the next 24 months they will create 2,100 new customer service roles across the Midlands, North of England, Scotland and Wales, which forms part of their three-year £2 billion investment programme in the UK.

openreach bt cable duct manhole

13th March, 2017 - 1:01 am (3 Comments)

The Superfast South Yorkshire (SFSY) programme with Openreach (BT) has confirmed that a total of 28 areas are planned to be connected via “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) technology over the “coming months“, although many of those will be businesses.


10th March, 2017 - 12:51 pm (0 Comments)

Cumbria-focused ISP Solway Communications has deployed a new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to serve businesses on the Parkhouse Business Park in Carlisle, which sits roughly 1/2 mile from Junction 44 of the M6.

tank pointing at bt openreach engineer long

10th March, 2017 - 7:38 am (64 Comments)

After an exhausting year of disagreements it’s today been announced that BT and the UK telecoms regulator have finally reached an agreement on the future of the operator’s network access division, which means that Ofcom won’t need to force through Openreach’s “legal separation“.

bt group uk chairman jan du plessis

9th March, 2017 - 8:00 am (1 Comment)

Last year BT revealed that its Chairman, Sir Mike Rake, had agreed to stay on until “at least” September 2017 and in the meantime the UK telecoms giant has been hunting for a replacement, which they appear to have found in the shape of Jan du Plessis (Chairman of mining firm Rio Tinto).

big ben uk parliament

8th March, 2017 - 1:22 pm (9 Comments)

The Government’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, has today given his first major Budget 2017 speech and announced several improvements for broadband connectivity in the United Kingdom, including boosts for 5G Mobile and another £200m for “full-fibre” (FTTH/P) networks.

metronet uk logo

7th March, 2017 - 10:48 am (1 Comment)

Metronet UK, which has built its own hybrid fibre optic and wireless data network in several urban areas around the United Kingdom, has today acquired rival ISP Venus Business Communications. Venus operates a 10Gbps Dark Fibre network that covers “all of central London and the City“.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

2nd March, 2017 - 11:24 am (0 Comments)

BT has today announced that it will aim to create 1,700 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs during 2017, with the new employees being expected to work in a variety of roles, ranging from cyber security and engineering roles to production at BTSport (some will also go to EE and Plusnet).

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