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28th September, 2016 - 1:19 pm (0 Comments)

UK ISP Zen Internet has announced that the reach of their “next generation” consumer broadband and high-capacity data network (e.g. Ethernet, FTTC, FTTP, EFM and ADSL) will be extended to 400 Points of Presence (PoPs) in BT exchanges by January 2017 (reaching over 500,000 postcodes).

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26th September, 2016 - 7:53 am (4 Comments)

UK ISP BT has launched what they’re calling the “Fabulous Fortnight” sale, which essentially combines a price cut of their unlimited broadband and phone packages with the offer of an included Reward Card (Mastercard) worth £50 or £100 (usually the provider prefers to rotate these aspects separately).


22nd September, 2016 - 11:37 am (42 Comments)

The CEO of Openreach (BT), Clive Selley, has today given a progress update on their plans to improve national broadband connectivity. Among other things this included improvements to their FTTP roll-out for new build homes, a list of trial locations for the 10Mbps USO focused LR-VDSL technology and a huge extension of their G.fast pilot to 138,000 UK premises.


21st September, 2016 - 10:32 am (7 Comments)

Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet, which builds some of its own network and unbundles a few BT exchanges, has released a new range of broadband packages for businesses within its Wales and South West England network. It’s also one of the only ones to offer Fibre-on-Demand (FoD).


16th September, 2016 - 10:46 am (47 Comments)

Few things are more frustrating than finding out that you can’t get the latest 40-80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband service installed because the local Openreach (BT) Street Cabinet is full to capacity, which can sometimes result in a lengthy wait for an upgrade.

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11th September, 2016 - 8:44 am (9 Comments)

The Scottish Government has finally begun the formal process of setting out a plan for reaching its goal of 100% “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage by 2021, which will aim to reach an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 premises that are unlikely to benefit from their existing strategy.

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9th September, 2016 - 10:28 am (2 Comments)

Internet provider BT has introduced a discount that cuts the cost of their standard (up to 17Mbps) unlimited broadband package to just £4.50 per month for 12 months, while their superfast (up to 52Mbps) Unlimited Infinity 1 service is now reduced to £9.50 and 76Mbps Infinity 2 to £25.


9th September, 2016 - 9:28 am (22 Comments)

The non-profit Scottish Rural Action group has published a new report that points to “serious failings” in Scotland’s existing roll-out of “superfast broadband” services with BT and calls for 5 major policy changes, which they say would establish an “ultrafast” (300Mbps+) model for rural areas.


31st August, 2016 - 1:21 pm (0 Comments)

UK ISP WarwickNet has followed yesterday’s news for Coventry (here) by announcing that their 100Mbps+ capable Leased Line, FTTP and FTTC broadband network is being expanded to connect businesses around 10 new Street Cabinets in Northamptonshire (England).

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31st August, 2016 - 8:25 am (0 Comments)

The Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) in England has finally revealed their Phase 2 roll-out plan for expanding the availability of “superfast broadband” (24-30Mbps+) in the county, which will work with Openreach (BT) to reach “up to” 11,000 additional premises and achieve 95% coverage by June 2018.


30th August, 2016 - 2:25 pm (7 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast Dorset project in England has revealed that a combination of roll-out savings and strong take-up (clawback) have resulted in an extra 800+ premises in 31 areas being added to 2017’s local roll-out plan for Openreach’s (BT) FTTC/P based “fibre broadband” network.


30th August, 2016 - 1:12 pm (9 Comments)

UK ISP WarwickNet, which builds its own 100Mbps+ alternative fibre optic broadband networks to connect disadvantaged businesses, has announced that three new Street Cabinets will soon go live to cater for 100+ businesses around Torrington Avenue in Coventry (West Midlands, England).

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30th August, 2016 - 10:27 am (3 Comments)

New consumers wishing to take Sky Broadband’s unlimited and FTTC based ‘up to’ 76Mbps (19Mbps upload) Sky Fibre Max service may like to know that the ISP has cut its price to just £15 per month for the first 12 months of service (£25 thereafter), but you also have to pay £17.40 a month line rental on top.


30th August, 2016 - 1:06 am (9 Comments)

The spread of “ultra-fast” pure fibre optic broadband connections (FTTP/H) across the United Kingdom appears to have accelerated over the past year, with the latest estimate of premises passed delivering a total of 779,006 (up from 351,642 last year) and it’s set to reach around 4 million by 2020.

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