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isles of scilly

21st November, 2014 - 12:20 pm (0 Comments)

After several years of waiting the first of 2,200 residents on the remote Isles of Scilly, which resides several miles off the south west coast of Cornwall in England, have begun to connect via BT’s new ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband service that is being supplied by a new submarine fibre optic cable back to the mainland.

yorkshire uk county map

20th November, 2014 - 2:53 pm (6 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which was supposed to be rolling out BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 90% of local premises by the end of October 2014 and possibly reaching 100% by the end of 2017, is apparently running “13 weeks behind schedule” and BT’s plan to deploy its new Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) technology in the county may also have to wait another year.

bt fttc street cabinet phils photo

18th November, 2014 - 11:02 am (30 Comments)

Residents of Fowlmere, a village that’s home to around 1,200 people in southern Cambridgeshire (England), have vented anger at the local Connecting Cambridgeshire broadband project with BT after an “ugly” and “intrusive” new FTTC capable street cabinet was built to deliver superfast broadband into the community.


13th November, 2014 - 7:59 am (6 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which aims to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connections available to 95% of people in the United Kingdom by 2017, has now helped more than 1.5 million homes and businesses to gain access to the service (up by +500K since August 2014). Superfast connections can now allegedly be taken by 80% of the UK.

fibre optic cables eclipse

12th November, 2014 - 7:59 am (53 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has once again ruled that it’s perfectly fine for ISPs to describe hybrid-fibre broadband connections, such as those based off BT’s ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology, to describe such services as “fibre optic” even though they can also involve a significant amount of slower copper cable.

damaged bt fttc street cabinet

11th November, 2014 - 1:36 pm (5 Comments)

The Court of Appeal has this morning ruled that two patents owned by California-based ISP ASSIA, which relates to the field of Dynamic Spectrum Management, have been infringed upon by BT’s Next Generation Access (NGA) Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / BTInfinity) superfast broadband technology.

talktalk uk isp

11th November, 2014 - 8:05 am (5 Comments)

Low cost ISP TalkTalk has published their latest Q3-2014 (calendar) results, which saw broadband subscribers increase by +15,000 in the quarter to total 4,221,000 (up from +10k in Q2 and the same in Q1). Meanwhile the joint roll-out of their 1Gbps capable FTTP broadband network in York has finally started the build phase. A new Talk2Go app for iOS and Android is also out (i.e. mobile calls over a fixed line).

bt old street cabinet vs fttc cabinet

10th November, 2014 - 2:48 pm (6 Comments)

The £410 million Digital Scotland project has confirmed that 150,000 additional homes and businesses across the country can now gain access to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network thanks to the state aid supported scheme, which aims to cover 85% of Scottish premises by the end of 2015 and 95% by the end of 2017.

bt infinity broadband vision iptv

10th November, 2014 - 12:24 pm (0 Comments)

As predicted last month the consumer division of BT has today announced the launch of a new package that bundles the ISP’s BTInfinity 1 (FTTC) superfast broadband connectivity with their YouView product (TV Starter Pack) and access to Netflix all integrated into a single bill from £5.99 per month (first 6 months).

wales uk counties map

6th November, 2014 - 12:01 am (2 Comments)

The state aid supported £425m Superfast Cymru project, which is working with BT to make faster “fibre broadband” (predominantly FTTC and some FTTP) connectivity available to 96% of premises in Wales by the end of spring 2016, has so far helped to reach an additional 276,320 homes and businesses.


3rd November, 2014 - 4:15 pm (0 Comments)

The £28.5m Connecting Cheshire project in England has become the latest Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme to reach the half-way mark after it announced that 40,000 additional local homes and businesses had now been connected to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which aims to reach 96% of premises across the region by the end of summer 2015.

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

31st October, 2014 - 3:26 pm (10 Comments)

The Suffolk County Council (SCC) today claims to have signed the United Kingdom’s first Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) based Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT, which aims to extend the coverage of the operators “fibre optic broadband” (FTTC/P) network to 95% of local homes and businesses “before 2018“.

westminster uk government

30th October, 2014 - 4:11 pm (16 Comments)

Politicians, love them or hate them, they’ll often turn even a sane person barmy and that certainly seems to be the direction that some people may take when they listen back to a few of the comments that were spoken at today’s 2014 Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (PICTFOR) in Portcullis House.


30th October, 2014 - 8:59 am (0 Comments)

The £18.8m Superfast Leicestershire project in central England has announced the next batch of 38 Phase Two communities that can expect to benefit from the state aid supported roll-out of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which is anticipated to reach 96% of local homes and businesses by March 2016.

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