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bt openreach logo uk

24th April, 2015 - 4:18 pm (8 Comments)

Back in March we reported that BTOpenreach’s roll-out of Physical Retransmission ReTX (G.INP – ITU G.998.4) technology, which can improve the performance of their ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) lines, had hit a few snags (here) with some customers losing performance, connectivity and or suffering higher latency.

Television iptv video streaming uk

23rd April, 2015 - 8:17 am (1 Comment)

It’s been around two years since we first heard of PlusNet’s plan to launch a YouView (IPTV) based TV service for their broadband customers, yet the good news is that the official product “will be launching soon“. But it will only be available to their “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) subscribers.

the bottom 30 uk superfast broadband constituencies (coverage)

22nd April, 2015 - 2:14 pm (1 Comment)

A snippet of new analysis has revealed both the weak spots and strengths of the current Government’s on-going Broadband Delivery UK programme with BT to make fixed line superfast broadband speeds available to 95% of the United Kingdom by 2017.

plusnet uk

22nd April, 2015 - 8:54 am (3 Comments)

Low cost ISP PlusNet has launched a new promotion that offers their FTTC based Unlimited Fibre Broadband (up to 38Mbps) service and included evening + weekend calls bundle free for the first six months of service (returning to £14.99 a month thereafter).


22nd April, 2015 - 8:03 am (8 Comments)

The on-going rollout of superfast capable “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services across the UK by BT has hit a snag after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that the revised estimated service availability dates, which BTOpenreach supply, were “likely to mislead consumers” because they were not based on a proper analysis.


21st April, 2015 - 8:26 am (0 Comments)

Business focused ISP XLN Telecom has refreshed their branding and simplified their range of broadband and phone packages. As a result of this a number of new bundle discounts have been launched for new customers, which will be available to order until the end of June 2015. Prices now start at just £2.55 per month for the first 12 months of service.

lincolnshire uk map

20th April, 2015 - 9:29 am (18 Comments)

A tiny rural community called Metheringham Fen in Lincolnshire (England’s East Midlands) has complained that their broadband speeds have actually gotten worse since BT is alleged to have upgraded the local connectivity. The situation has forced some locals to shell out on an expensive and restrictive Satellite solution instead.

digital scotland broadband bt street cabinet

20th April, 2015 - 7:57 am (2 Comments)

The Digital Scotland project, which is working with BT to roll-out “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 85% of premises in Scotland by the end of 2015/16 and 95% by the end of 2017/18, has today announced the next batch of 200 communities (145,000 premises) that will benefit from that deployment.

openreach engineer nga aggregation node

13th April, 2015 - 3:42 pm (6 Comments)

The Superfast Staffordshire project in the West Midlands (England), which also includes Stoke-on-Trent, has just signed a second Broadband Delivery UK contract under the Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) and it should bring “fibre broadband” to even more areas.

origin broadband uk isp

13th April, 2015 - 2:56 pm (4 Comments)

South Yorkshire ISP Origin Broadband has today launched a new website specifically for its business customers (business.originbroadband.com) and in order to entice new subscribers they’re offering “Completely FREE fibre broadband” (up to 76Mbps FTTC) with “Free line rental” for the first 12 months of service (£30 per month thereafter).

openreach fibre broadband is coming

13th April, 2015 - 2:37 pm (0 Comments)

The Connecting Cambridgeshire project, which is currently working with BT to make superfast broadband speeds available to 90% of premises in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (England) by the end of 2015, has signed an extended Broadband Delivery UK contract that should push the coverage up to around 95% by the end of 2017.


7th April, 2015 - 10:42 am (36 Comments)

The Lancashire County Council has once again picked BT to help extend the coverage of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds from the current target of 97% (end of 2015) to 99% by around 2017, which will be conducted as part of the Government’s BDUK based Superfast Extension Programme.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

1st April, 2015 - 10:19 am (0 Comments)

The North and North East Lincolnshire council in East England has now officially signed a second Superfast Extension Programme contract with BT to bring the operators “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to even more premises.

kent uk map

31st March, 2015 - 3:32 pm (2 Comments)

The Kent and Medway councils in England appear to have quietly signed a second Broadband Delivery UK contract with BT, which will see the operator extend their FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) network beyond the existing coverage target of 91% by the end of 2015 (note: 95% will be covered by the “fibre broadband” footprint).

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