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28th March, 2015 - 7:50 am (12 Comments)

The Telford and Wrekin Council (Shropshire, England), after sitting out the first phase of the national Broadband Delivery UK plan, has signed a £5.6m contract with BT that will extend superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connectivity to reach 98% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2017.

worcestershire uk broadband

28th March, 2015 - 7:21 am (0 Comments)

The £21m Superfast Worcestershire (England) project has signed a second £6.2m Broadband Delivery UK contract with BT that will see the operator push their “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network out to reach an additional 8,000 homes and businesses (95% coverage) by Summer 2018.


27th March, 2015 - 7:59 am (8 Comments)

South Yorkshire (England) might have been late to the Broadband Delivery UK game, due to the infamous Digital Region disaster of prior years, but after last year’s signing of a contract with BT to upgrade the area we’re pleased to report that the project now has an official deployment map.


27th March, 2015 - 1:46 am (3 Comments)

In an unsurprising move BT has agreed to extend their contract with the Scotland-based Emtelle Group, which manufactures cable duct (plastic piping that encases underground fibre optic cables) as well as sub-duct and blown fibre products at its two plants in Hawick and Jedburgh, for another four years until 2019.

kc lightstream engineer van

26th March, 2015 - 11:14 am (12 Comments)

Remember last month when KC announced that their Lightstream fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) network would cover 60,000 premises by spring 2016? Forget about it! The incumbent telecoms operator for East Yorkshire and Hull has now decided to push out even further to reach more than 105,000 by March 2017.

fttc street cabinet internals new

26th March, 2015 - 10:24 am (36 Comments)

Earlier this year BTOpenreach confirmed (here) that they were deploying Physical Retransmission ReTX (G.INP – ITU G.998.4) technology to improve the performance of their ‘up to’ 40-80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) lines. But at least one ISP has noticed that this is also increasing latency times by around 15ms (miliseconds) on some lines.


25th March, 2015 - 8:20 am (1 Comment)

The CSW Broadband project, which recently signed an extended deal to bring BT’s “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network to “nearly” 94% of Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry by summer 2019, has revealed the next batch of areas that can expect to receive faster connectivity in the very near future.


25th March, 2015 - 7:53 am (3 Comments)

The £24.62m Superfast Essex project in England, which aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 87% of local homes and businesses by the end of summer 2016, has agreed to continue their partnership with BT and extend the coverage to a further 51,000 premises.

broadband and phone prices pound sign

19th March, 2015 - 7:53 am (23 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has, following corrective advice from Europe, today announced the 1st April 2015 introduction of a new margin test rule that will mean BT must “maintain a sufficient margin between its wholesale and retail superfast broadband charges“, in order to allow rival ISPs some profitably to match its prices.

fttc street cabinet under construction

18th March, 2015 - 4:00 pm (3 Comments)

The joint public and private “Great Western Broadband” project to roll-out BT’s “superfast” (24Mbps+) FTTC/P network to 94% of South Gloucestershire by the end of March 2015 has completed its first major deployment phase, with 17,000 premises covered (2,000 more than originally planned).


18th March, 2015 - 3:02 pm (15 Comments)

The £35m+ Superfast Surrey project in England has announced the completion of its main deployment phase, which means that an additional 82,000 homes and businesses in the county can now gain access to BTOpenreach’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network; albeit a few months later than originally planned (end of 2014).

budget for the united kingdom

18th March, 2015 - 1:35 pm (43 Comments)

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, has today set out the Government’s annual Budget 2015 report for the United Kingdom. Unlike past budgets this one is different because it comes immediately before a General Election and that usually means big promises, such as pledging 100Mbps “ultra-fast” broadband to “nearly all the homes in the country” and a possible 5Mbps+ USO.

superfast cornwall

17th March, 2015 - 12:01 pm (5 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has today reported that their joint £132m Superfast Cornwall project with the EU, which has already deployed the operators “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to cover around 95% of local premises (including the Isles of Scilly), has seen strong uptake by local premises with 60,000 subscribers choosing to adopt it.


13th March, 2015 - 1:12 pm (7 Comments)

The Leicestershire County Council in central England and national telecoms operator BT have today signed a £9.2 million extension of their existing Broadband Delivery UK contract, which will enabled more than 10,000 extra homes and businesses to access a “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network by the end of 2018.

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