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claverton

20th May, 2015 - 11:19 am (43 Comments)

A tiny rural civil parish village called Claverton in Somerset, which is home to around 115 people (70 homes) and resides near Bath in England, has apparently become the first such UK village to privately co-fund with BT to build a completely new “fibre broadband” (FTTC) network.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

20th May, 2015 - 8:55 am (9 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK project, which aims to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds available to 95% of the country by 2017/18 and is largely dominated by BT, has been deemed “effective” by a new independent evaluation. But the report also raises a few concerns.

complex_uk_broadband_solution

20th May, 2015 - 7:43 am (2 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has formally tabled an appeal with the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) against Ofcom’s new “margin squeeze” test, which is designed to keep the operators FTTC “fibre broadband” prices under control by forcing them to “maintain a sufficient margin between [their] wholesale and retail superfast broadband charges“.

fibre_optic_bt_boom

19th May, 2015 - 1:49 pm (0 Comments)

A total of three Government supported Phase 2 Broadband Delivery UK contracts have today been signed between BT and the English counties of Wiltshire, Lincolnshire and Central Bedfordshire (inc. Bedford Borough, Luton and Milton Keynes), which will expand the reach of superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity to many more premises.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

19th May, 2015 - 10:22 am (3 Comments)

Mobile provider Vodafone UK has confirmed today that their consumer focused fixed line superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) and phone product(s), which will be called Vodafone Connect, should launch in the “coming weeks“. A TV (IPTV) product will then follow later this year.

pulse8_broadband_500px

19th May, 2015 - 8:18 am (5 Comments)

Internet provider Pulse8 Broadband has informed us that they’ve stopped offering superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) packages with capped usage allowances and have instead upgraded to offer an unlimited service, which will come at no extra cost. On top of that they’re one of the few FTTC providers to offer a monthly contract.

bt_business

18th May, 2015 - 8:57 am (1 Comment)

The cost of domestic grade business connectivity is falling after BT Business slashed the price of their broadband and phone bundles, with some packages reducing by almost half over the usual 24 month contract term and others seeing a more general reduction of -£5 per month off the rental price.

fibre optic uk superfast broadband internet cables

14th May, 2015 - 1:35 pm (15 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK programme, which aims to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services available to 90% of the population by 2016 and 95% by 2017, has so far helped to put related connections within reach of 2.5 million additional homes and businesses (premises passed).

bt_openreach_staffordshire_engineer

14th May, 2015 - 12:04 pm (1 Comment)

Last week we confirmed that the Connected Counties project for Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire in England had signed a new contract with BT to extend the reach of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity beyond the current target of 90% (April 2016). Today we have the first solid details concerning the roll-out plan.

shetland_submarine_fibre_optic_cables

14th May, 2015 - 9:10 am (10 Comments)

Apparently BT is having to draw up an urgent plan to tackle broadband capacity problems on the remote Shetland Islands, which resides off the northern coast of Scotland. Locals have reportedly noticed a huge fall in their Internet speeds after the operator’s first “fibre broadband” (FTTC) connections went live last year.

talktalk uk isp

14th May, 2015 - 8:11 am (2 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has posted their latest results for Q1-2015 (calendar), which revealed that the provider added +47k broadband subscribers in the quarter to total 4,283,000 (sharply up from +15k added in Q4 2014). But there’s bad news for some of the recent off-net (BT based) broadband customer gains from Virgin Media and Tesco.

bt openreach uk engineer

13th May, 2015 - 1:24 pm (2 Comments)

After a small delay BTOpenreach has this week started to trial a fix for the latency and performance problems that were created on some superfast broadband Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) lines following the recent introduction of Physical Retransmission ReTX (G.INP – ITU G.998.4) technology.

isles of scilly

12th May, 2015 - 11:44 am (0 Comments)

According to BT about 1 in 3 premises (homes and businesses) on the Isles of Scilly are now connected to the operators new “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which was only installed on the island community some six months ago as part of the wider EU backed £132m Superfast Cornwall project.

cable maintenance

11th May, 2015 - 9:51 am (17 Comments)

The Onlincolnshire project in the East Midlands of England, which is currently working with BT to roll-out FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services to “at least” 89% of all premises in the county by April 2016, appears to have briefly hit a snag with a small EU funding shortfall.

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