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23rd January, 2015 - 1:40 pm (1 Comment)

It’s been awhile since we ran any coverage on the £56.6m Fastershire project (still the best name ever), which aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to around 90% of premises in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire by the end of 2016 (148,000 premises). But the good news is that we now have the roll-out plan for the first half of 2015.


23rd January, 2015 - 1:02 pm (0 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull and East Yorkshire in England, KC (KCOM), has announced that the roll-out of their new superfast “Lightstream” fibre optic (FTTP/C) broadband network in the region has now reached 40,000 premises passed, with 12,000 having already subscribed (30% uptake).


20th January, 2015 - 10:12 am (24 Comments)

A new report appears to suggest that BTOpenreach has deployed or started to deploy Physical Retransmission (G.INP / ITU G.998.4) technology to improve the performance of their superfast ‘up to’ 40-80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL) broadband lines. Previously G.INP has only formed part of a trial on Openreach’s platform.

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16th January, 2015 - 10:40 am (2 Comments)

The £94m Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England, which is currently working with BT to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+ capable FTTC/P) service available to over 90% of local premises by the end of 2016 and possibly 95% through a new contract, appears to have moved on from its earlier funding woes and prepared a tender.


15th January, 2015 - 7:24 am (17 Comments)

The national UK telecoms regulator has today revealed the outcome from its recent consultation into whether or not the cost of BT’s superfast broadband Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) lines for rival ISPs needed to be adjusted in order to “maintain a sufficient margin between [their] wholesale and retail superfast broadband charges“.

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14th January, 2015 - 8:49 am (4 Comments)

BT has today decided to kick off the New Year by offering up two of their standard unlimited broadband and superfast (38Mbps) FTTC based (BTInfinity) packages at a reduced price online until Monday 19th January. A Sainsbury’s Gift card is also included, worth between £25 and £50.


13th January, 2015 - 8:12 am (0 Comments)

The state aid supported CSW Broadband partnership, which is working to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 92% of Coventry, 96% of Solihull and 91% of Warwickshire in England (overall 91% will receive “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+) by spring 2016, has published its roll-out plan for most of 2015 (Phase 4).

openreach rural cable duct digging

12th January, 2015 - 2:42 pm (53 Comments)

BTOpenreach’s state aid supported plans to roll-out a fibre optic cable through their existing cable ducts in order to help bring superfast broadband connectivity to parts of rural south Wiltshire in England, specifically the Dun Valley and surrounding areas, have been dealt a blow due to several key ducts being blocked by silt.


7th January, 2015 - 1:43 pm (5 Comments)

The Cornwall County Council (CCC) in south west England looks set to approve a new Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) next week, which will aim to expand the coverage of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity from the currently level of around 95% and make “superfast” (30Mbps+) services available to 99% by March 2019.

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6th January, 2015 - 12:08 pm (0 Comments)

The £20m Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire project in England, which is currently working with BTOpenreach to make “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 95% of local premises by the end of March 2016, is tomorrow expected to approve a £5.2m+ Phase 2 extension that will to push coverage to 97%.


2nd January, 2015 - 1:34 am (11 Comments)

The past year has been all about technology and deployment, with the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme dominating via its efforts to push BT’s 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) service out to even more areas, but a lot more than that has happened. ISPreview.co.uk highlights some the key Internet technology, policy and anti-piracy developments of 2014 and predicts what might occur in 2015.


30th December, 2014 - 1:57 am (16 Comments)

It’s been a year since ISPreview.co.uk published our first summary guide of home broadband routers with integrated VDSL2 (FTTC) modems (here), which are designed to be used with superfast ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable “fibre broadband” offering ISPs (BT, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband etc.). Since then the options have increased and so here’s our new selection for 2015.


24th December, 2014 - 8:16 am (4 Comments)

The £409.8m state aid supported Digital Scotland programme has announced that 170,000 additional homes and businesses in Scotland can now gain access to “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) Internet connectivity thanks to their joint efforts with BTOpenreach, which is up sharply from the 150k reported in November 2014.

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23rd December, 2014 - 12:20 pm (1 Comment)

The Connecting Cheshire project in England has been given a £6 million boost after the local authority signed a new Phase 2 Broadband Delivery UK deal with BT under the Superfast Extension Programme (SEP), which will expand the planned “fibre broadband” coverage to an extra 10,000 homes and businesses in the county by summer 2017.

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