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2nd December, 2016 - 1:19 am (4 Comments)

From early next year Openreach (BT) will begin offering Saturday appointment slots for PCP Only (self-install) based Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband provisions, which seems intended to help tackle occasions where the operator’s engineers are facing “significant demand“.

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29th November, 2016 - 11:52 am (8 Comments)

Openreach has announced that they will soon give UK ISPs the ability to offer 5 months of free rental on their 40Mbps FTTC (VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” service, which will apply to customers who currently only receive sub-10Mbps speeds via their existing copper lines (e.g. ADSL).


25th November, 2016 - 12:02 am (0 Comments)

TalkTalk has informed us that their Black Friday offer removes all setup fees from their broadband packages and TV bundles, which for example could save £25 off their ‘up to’ 38Mbps “Faster Fibre Broadband” (FTTC) service. Various half-price TV offers will also run on their Sky Cinema and Sports content.

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23rd November, 2016 - 10:33 am (6 Comments)

Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss has announced that all of their ‘up to’ 19Mbps ADSL and ‘up to’ 38-76Mbps unlimited “fibre broadband” (FTTC) packages are being offered free for the first 3 months of service to new orders until 30th November, although this doesn’t include phone line rental (optional service).


21st November, 2016 - 1:37 am (14 Comments)

The Managing Director and Founder of broadband ISP Call Flow Solutions, Andy Conibere, has told ISPreview.co.uk that the future could be “very bright“, provided regulation is introduced to protect alternative networks from being “unfairly squeezed out by the dominant suppliers” (BT, Virgin Media etc.).


17th November, 2016 - 2:31 pm (56 Comments)

Alternative network provider Call Flow Solutions has announced the completion of their Broadband Delivery UK contract for the ‘Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’ in Berkshire (England), which has expanded the reach of their 30Mbps+ capable FTTC broadband network to an extra 1,750 premises.


17th November, 2016 - 10:42 am (10 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme has posted its latest progress update to 30th September 2016, which reveals that some 4,168,739 additional premises in the United Kingdom can now access a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service as a result of a £1.6bn public investment.


15th November, 2016 - 9:23 am (29 Comments)

TalkTalk has published their latest interim results for the 6 months to 30th September 2016 (H1 2017), which saw them lose fewer on-net broadband customers (-29,000) in the period to total 3,967,000 and 21% of those (779K) take their FTTC “fibre broadband” products (with 2,500 on FTTP in York).


15th November, 2016 - 7:58 am (13 Comments)

Customers using one of Openreach’s (BT) ‘up to’ 40-80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband lines might benefit from a free speed boost next year when the operator adopts a new default target downstream noise margin of 3dB.

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11th November, 2016 - 12:19 pm (0 Comments)

The Superfast Essex project in England, which is working with Openreach (BT) and Gigaclear to roll-out “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) networks to 95% of the county by 2019, yesterday put out a new tender for their future Phase 3 roll-out that will aim to push coverage to 97% by 2020.


11th November, 2016 - 8:44 am (47 Comments)

The Deputy Leader of Shropshire Council, Steve Charmley, has accused Openreach (BT) of embarrassing itself after their new FTTC “fibre broadband” Street Cabinet in the village of Whittington ran out of capacity sooner than expected. It wouldn’t be so bad, except BT have a base in the same area.


9th November, 2016 - 8:38 am (0 Comments)

The Coventry City Council in Warwickshire (England) have announced that the next phase of their roll-out of “superfast broadband” connectivity around the region will be supported by £15m worth of grants and aims to extend the network coverage to a further 8,000 local homes and businesses.

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8th November, 2016 - 11:18 am (2 Comments)

Customers of BTBusiness may today welcome the news that the ISP has adopted an ‘up to’ 76Mbps capable FTTC “Infinity” broadband speed as their “new entry level for its business fibre,” which means that existing subscribers on their ‘up to’ 38Mbps package have gained a free upgrade.


7th November, 2016 - 12:36 pm (25 Comments)

Earlier this year we reported on how people in the Cheshire village of Ollerton were ready to pay BTOpenreach £35,000 to get a “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) service installed (here). Today we learn that BT has made use of the Government’s 2Mbps rural USC subsidy to help pay for the roll-out.

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