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damaged_bt_fttc_street_cabinet

17th April, 2014 - 1:11 am (2 Comments)

The intense storms that ravaged much of the United Kingdom over winter clearly had an impact on BTOpenreach’s engineering crews (here) and some of the affected areas are only now getting back to normal. But what do the statistics say about the effect on new broadband provisions and missed appointments? Let’s take a look.

entanet-uk

16th April, 2014 - 1:07 pm (4 Comments)

Business ISP Entanet, which supplies wholesale Internet access and related communication services to a number of ISPs and businesses across the United Kingdom, has moved to boost sales by allowing their resellers to offer Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband connections with a free installation or migration.

superfast_berkshire

15th April, 2014 - 9:30 am (1 Comment)

A new grant worth £550,000 from the often criticised Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF) looks set to help 9 additional villages (3,300 properties) in the south eastern county of Berkshire (England) to receive a “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) service from BT.

rutland-water-uk-england

15th April, 2014 - 7:36 am (14 Comments)

The Rutland County Council in England appears to have almost completed the local £3m roll-out of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which would make it one of the first Broadband Delivery UK supported schemes to cross the finish line. Now another 15 villages are being targeted as part of a £180,000 extension programme.

aquiss-uk-isp

11th April, 2014 - 1:31 pm (12 Comments)

Shropshire-based Internet provider Aquiss has reintroduced the offer of a free installation or migration alongside their superfast unlimited “fibre broadband” (FTTC) packages, which will save new customers up to £96 inc. VAT off the normal retail price. But there’s more.

superfast-cornwall

11th April, 2014 - 8:14 am (5 Comments)

The £132m “Big Build” Superfast Cornwall scheme, which involves a public and private partnership where BT are aiming to make their “high-speed fibre optic broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 95% of Cornwall in England and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014, has reached another crucial milestone by covering 90% of local premises.

scotland-map

10th April, 2014 - 11:57 am (2 Comments)

BT has revealed that its UK-wide £2.5 billion roll-out of “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity has achieved a significant milestone by making the service available to 1 million homes and businesses in Scotland (premises passed), with another 400,000 expected to be done before their commercial deployment is completed.

fibre-optic-cable-storm

9th April, 2014 - 11:18 am (0 Comments)

The world became home to a total of 678.6 million broadband lines at the end of 2013 (up by around 1.5% in the final quarter vs 1.8% in Q3), which is being driven by continued growth in the uptake of Next Generation Access (NGA) style superfast fibre optic (FTTH/P) and hybrid fibre (FTTC) connections.

bt-building-logo

9th April, 2014 - 7:57 am (36 Comments)

BT’s stock market price has been sent tumbling (falling from 381 on Monday to 360 on Tuesday) after industry rumors began to spread that the telecoms giant might soon be forced to cut the wholesale cost of its superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) lines by £2 per month, with Ofcom expected to launch a consultation on the subject in May 2014.

copper_and_fibre_optic_hybrid_broadband_cables_uk

8th April, 2014 - 8:49 am (27 Comments)

The CEO of the Broadband Forum, Robin Mersh, has said that critics who claim the future G.fast (aka – FTTC2 / ITU G.9700) broadband technology is “just another DSL” solution are “way off the mark“. According to Mersh, G.fast is a “giant step away from DSL” that will deliver download speeds from “300 to 800 Mbps” via a fast and cost-effective deployment.

one_hyde_park_in_london_uk

7th April, 2014 - 10:11 am (65 Comments)

The challenge of bringing faster broadband connectivity to the masses is not solely a rural issue and nor is it always a matter of wealth, much as the millionaire residents of the One Hyde Park development in Knightsbridge (London) have begun to find out. Sometimes not even buying a modern £20m+ apartment will get you better than an ADSL line.

rural-countryside-uk

4th April, 2014 - 11:16 am (12 Comments)

The £51 million Connecting Cumbria scheme, which is rolling out BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) network to over 93% of the county by the end of 2015 (last 7% to get 2Mbps+), has managed to upgrade the first part of the Lake District some 9 months ahead of schedule.

new_build_uk_homes_gtc_infrastructure

4th April, 2014 - 10:50 am (10 Comments)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC has signed a new deal with Sky (Sky Broadband) that will make available a bundle of premium TV services, fixed-line home phone and fibre optic broadband speeds of up to 300Mbps (Megabits per second) to future new build homes across the United Kingdom.

bt-superfast-broadband-fttc-street-cabinet-uk-install

3rd April, 2014 - 2:02 pm (13 Comments)

The Buckinghamshire County Council in England has expanded its roll-out of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network after an extra £775,000 was secured from the RCBF to cover 700 more homes in Cholesbury, St Leonards, Bellingdon and four villages north of Buckingham (Cholesbury Telephone Exchange).

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