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20th December, 2014 - 8:15 am (20 Comments)

After repeated Freedom of Information (FoI) requests we’re pleased to report that the Government has finally agreed to release the full consumer take-up figures for their Broadband Delivery UK project’s national roll-out of faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity, which is dominated by BT. The tiny rural county of Rutland dominates with an impressive score of 32.7%.

superfast berkshire

19th December, 2014 - 1:44 pm (2 Comments)

In a curious development the West Berkshire Council in England has withdrawn a major tender that was issued to help find a supplier for Phase 2 of their Superfast Berkshire project, which is currently working with BT to roll-out a “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to “around” 91% of local premises by the end of September 2015.

sky broadband uk

19th December, 2014 - 11:31 am (1 Comment)

Customers who fancy taking out one of Sky Broadband’s standard unlimited (up to 17Mbps) packages for Christmas can now take the service free for the first 12 months (£7.50 per month thereafter), which includes a £50 M&S Voucher, and likewise Sky Fibre Unlimited (FTTC up to 38Mbps) is also free for the first 6 months of service (£20 thereafter).

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17th December, 2014 - 10:01 am (13 Comments)

Low cost ISP PlusNet has decided to launch some new year discounts early by cutting the price of their top two “Unlimited Fibre” (FTTC) superfast broadband packages, which now start at just £3.75 per month for speeds of ‘up to’ 38Mbps and £8.75 per month for their 76Mbps service (first six months).


17th December, 2014 - 9:00 am (5 Comments)

UK ISP Call Flow Solutions, working as part of the Government’s £10 million Innovation Fund pilot(s), has finally started to deploy a new fixed wireless superfast broadband network to help serve communities in the most rural parts (i.e. final 5%) of Hampshire (Southern England).

bt superfast fibre van

16th December, 2014 - 2:11 pm (11 Comments)

The Superfast Northamptonshire project in England, which is currently aiming to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services available to about 90% of premises by September 2015, has finally signed a new contract with BT under the Broadband Delivery UK based Superfast Extension Programme (SEP). An extra 20,465 premises will now benefit from the on-going roll-out.

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16th December, 2014 - 1:09 pm (20 Comments)

BTOpenreach has updated the “fibre availability checker” on their Superfast Openreach website with some new options, which helps to identify whether the area where you live has been upgraded to support the operators latest ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable NGA Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) or 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service.


16th December, 2014 - 11:17 am (0 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project in England has successfully raised an extra £700,000 to help roll-out “superfast fibre broadband” (although curiously the speeds are stated as sub-superfast “up to 24Mbps“) across hard to reach communities in the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

16th December, 2014 - 9:04 am (4 Comments)

The European Commission has published its annual report into the coverage of superfast broadband (Next Generation Access) services around the EU, which again shows that the United Kingdom is making good progress on 30Mbps+ capable Next Gen (NGA) service delivery but still lags miles behind most other EU28 countries in terms of pure fibre optic connectivity (FTTH/P/B).

internet websites

12th December, 2014 - 10:32 am (18 Comments)

Customers of the BTInfinity (FTTC) “Fibre Broadband” service, including some ADSL2+ subscribers, appear to have spent the past week or two suffering from a variety of problems with websites and emails being slow or failing to load, with some reports dating back to the very start of this month. The issue has also impacted connectivity to other services, such as Xbox Live and YouTube etc.

fttc street cabinet under construction

11th December, 2014 - 12:19 pm (12 Comments)

A new report from the Shropshire County Council (SCC), which examines the various options available for providing “fibre broadband” to those areas that aren’t currently projected to received it, has shown that the local authority is still struggling to match the Government’s £11.38m Phase 2 Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funding.


10th December, 2014 - 9:14 am (42 Comments)

Gigaclear’s hope of being able to roll-out a 1000Mbps capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband service in the small rural Northamptonshire (England) village of Ashley have been dented after BT successfully encouraged locals to raise £15,000 in order to have their slower ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) solution installed.

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9th December, 2014 - 2:00 pm (36 Comments)

Fibre optic broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which typically focuses its deployments of 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB/H) technology on big UK cities, has published a new index today that ranks European capital cities by broadband speed. The report criticises London for ranking a low 26 out of 33 cities and notes how the city has also fallen four places over the last 5 years.

sky broadband uk

9th December, 2014 - 10:19 am (10 Comments)

Internet provider Sky Broadband (Sky) has today launched a new entry-level “Sky Fibre” superfast broadband (i.e. up to 38Mbps FTTC) service, which forgoes the past focus on unlimited usage allowances in favour of a 25GB data cap and a lower standard price of £10 per month (note: their unlimited options cost from £20 per month, with 76Mbps pushing that to £30).

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