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27th April, 2016 - 5:27 pm (27 Comments)

An odd situation has erupted in Norfolk (England) after the 85-year-old owner of a bungalow on Framingham Earl Road (Yelverton) hampered Openreach’s (BT) efforts to conduct maintenance and upgrade work on their PCP Street Cabinet. The pensioner claims the cabinet is built on his private land, but the local authority says it’s public land.

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27th April, 2016 - 1:47 pm (1 Comment)

The States of Guernsey (Channel Islands) have published a new Connectivity Review, which appears to be the first salvo in what could end up forming the foundation for state intervention to expand the reach of NGA superfast broadband services and improve other aspects of digital connectivity.

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26th April, 2016 - 1:47 pm (4 Comments)

The Onlincolnshire project, which has been working to roll-out Openreach’s (BT) FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services to “at least” 89% of all premises in Lincolnshire (England) by April 2016, claims to have officially achieved its original contract target.


26th April, 2016 - 7:58 am (3 Comments)

The £410m Digital Scotland programme has announced the next batch of locations in the Rest of Scotland project area (excludes the Highlands and Islands region, which we covered yesterday) that will benefit from an upgrade to Opernreach’s (BT) faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services.

Scotland \"superfast broadband\" coverage map q1 2016

25th April, 2016 - 4:01 pm (3 Comments)

The Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) in Scotland has today announced the next batch of areas that will benefit from their on-going work to make BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 84% of the region’s premises by the end of 2016.


22nd April, 2016 - 10:37 am (35 Comments)

Openreach (BT) claims to have built the longest continuous stretch of fibre optic (spine) cable in the United Kingdom at 45 miles, which occurred as part of their Broadband East Riding project to reach 1,580 homes and businesses across a rural part of East Yorkshire.

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22nd April, 2016 - 8:24 am (3 Comments)

The Cornwall Council in South West England has unveiled tentative plans for a third “Superfast 2” contract (total value of up to £16.25m) to further expand the local availability of superfast broadband (30Mbps+) services to some of the approximately 39,400 premises that have yet to achieve such speeds.

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21st April, 2016 - 1:44 pm (3 Comments)

Internet providers that wish to sell Openreach’s (BT) FTTC “fibre broadband” product alongside a newly order copper line (WLR or unbundled MPF), which is better known as a Simultaneous (SIM) Provide, will soon be able to benefit from a £49 +vat discount.

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19th April, 2016 - 9:57 am (7 Comments)

Openreach (BT) recently began the roll-out of Physical Retransmission ReTX (G.INP) technology to their ECI based Street Cabinets, which can improve the performance of their 40-80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL) lines. But this has now been partly suspended after problems occurred on some lines.


18th April, 2016 - 1:44 pm (5 Comments)

Over the past two months a growing number of UK councils have begun to consult on how best to use money that has been clawed back (gainshare) from BT in order to further extend local broadband coverage, but this time around they all seem to agree that NGA connectivity starts at 30Mbps, not 24Mbps or 15Mbps.

world internet connectivity

18th April, 2016 - 9:47 am (0 Comments)

The total number of world broadband subscriptions reached 751.2 million at the end of last year, which is a quarterly Q4 2015 growth of around +1.31% (down from +1.4% in Q3 2015) and there are now more FTTH users worldwide than those using cable (e.g. Virgin Media) technologies.

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16th April, 2016 - 1:28 am (11 Comments)

In a predictable development Openreach (BT) has confirmed that their “very exciting” Long Reach VDSL (FTTC) broadband technology, which could be used to help deliver the future 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO), will soon be leaving the labs and becoming a targeted network-based trial.

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15th April, 2016 - 1:35 pm (21 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today launched a new low tier bandwidth product for their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL) based “fibre broadband” services, which offers download speeds of up to 18Mbps (2Mbps uploads) for those stuck on slow speed ADSL lines.

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15th April, 2016 - 9:08 am (0 Comments)

Sky Broadband has quietly tweaked the prices for their ‘up to’ 38Mbps Sky Fibre (25GB usage) and Sky Fibre Unlimited packages, with the former being free for the first 12 months of service (£10 a month thereafter) and the latter being £10 per month for the first 12 months (£20 thereafter).

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