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1st July, 2016 - 12:34 pm (9 Comments)

Lord Smith of Finsbury (Chris Smith), who is Chairman of the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Agency, has put down another complaint against ISPs that promote slower hybrid-fibre FTTC (VDSL) connections as “fibre optic broadband“. Apparently it’s because pure FTTP/H lines are still too “niche,” but he acknowledges that this may change in the future.

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30th June, 2016 - 4:15 pm (14 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that their up to 80Mbps FTTC and 330Mbps FTTP broadband network will be extended to cover 6,500 premises in the Priory Vale part of North Swindon (Wiltshire), which should add further competition for cable operator Virgin Media and wireless ISP UKB Networks.

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30th June, 2016 - 2:23 pm (1 Comment)

The Get Digital Faster scheme has effectively completed its original £15 million contract, which means that BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network has now been expanded to an additional 46,000 homes and businesses in the Greater Manchester (England) area.

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29th June, 2016 - 1:01 pm (0 Comments)

The Broadband East Riding project in Yorkshire (England) has announced the successful completion of their original contract with BT. In other words, an additional 42,000 premises in the area can now access a superfast broadband (24Mbps+) service and work is now underway to reach 95% of the region.

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29th June, 2016 - 10:14 am (41 Comments)

The London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden, Andrew Dismore (Labour), has accused BT of “putting profits before people” through its Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, which works to co-fund the roll-out of “fibre broadband” into areas that have yet to benefit from faster connectivity.

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29th June, 2016 - 7:52 am (0 Comments)

The iNorthumberland programme in England has this week celebrated the completion of their first Broadband Deliver UK contract, which has expanded the availability of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to more than 52,500 extra homes and businesses in the county.

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27th June, 2016 - 8:49 am (2 Comments)

The Welsh Government and BT have confirmed that the original Superfast Cymru contract, which is supported by well over £200m of public funding and aims to push “fibre broadband” services out to 96% of the country by spring 2016, should complete by the end of June 2016. But the roll-out will continue.

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24th June, 2016 - 8:23 am (16 Comments)

The local Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project, which has already helped to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) available to 90% of the county and is now working towards the next 95% target by the end of 2017, confirms that £4.2m of public funding will be reinvested thanks to savings.

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21st June, 2016 - 8:11 am (0 Comments)

The broadband Internet division of high street retailer John Lewis has today followed up its recent price tweaks by introducing a 6 months free period on their unlimited ‘up to’ 17Mbps package and offering 3 months free alongside their two superfast (up to 38Mbps or 76Mbps) FTTC options.

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20th June, 2016 - 1:45 pm (2 Comments)

The Competition and Markets Authority has today rejected opposing appeals by BT and TalkTalk against Ofcom’s “margin squeeze” test, which is designed to keep the incumbent operator’s FTTC (VULA) based superfast broadband prices fair. But BT did win a small victory over its compliance period.

BT Smart Hub Router 2016

20th June, 2016 - 12:01 am (19 Comments)

Internet provider BT has today launched a new Smart Hub (aka – HomeHub 6) wireless router for subscribers of their ‘Infinity‘ superfast broadband (FTTC/P) packages, which offers improved WiFi performance, built-in 4G filters and other enhancements. But G.fast integration will have to wait.

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17th June, 2016 - 9:14 am (2 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT has reduced the price of their unlimited standard (ADSL) and superfast broadband (FTTC) packages by offering them free for the first 3 months of service, which is then followed by a 9 month discount price. New customers will also get a BT Reward Card worth between £100 and £125.

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16th June, 2016 - 1:41 am (21 Comments)

Telecoms watchers may be interested to learn that BTOpenreach has introduced extra capacity for their VDSL based Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband services by giving engineers the ability to upgrade their large Huawei street cabinets (H200) and increase customer capacity to 384.

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14th June, 2016 - 11:06 am (9 Comments)

The Northern Lincs Broadband project in England today announced that the rural village of Appleby has become one of the first to benefit from their new Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT, which will expand “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to an additional 3,400 premises.

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