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telegraph pole openreach engineer hanging

26th May, 2017 - 2:26 pm (48 Comments)

Residents in the village of Poulshot (Wiltshire) reportedly used their cars to block an Openreach (BT) contractor after they began erecting 5 new telegraph poles for superfast broadband in a conservation area, which a local Parish council chairman said was done without prior consultation.

copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

26th May, 2017 - 2:04 pm (2 Comments)

A new update from Point Topic has summarised the latest data from ISPs in the United Kingdom, which found that faster Cable (DOCSIS) and “fibre” (FTTC/P/H/B) based broadband lines have finally overtaken older / slower pure copper Digital Subscriber Line (e.g. ADSL) services.

united kingdom black map

25th May, 2017 - 11:03 am (11 Comments)

The latest Q1 2017 figures from the Government’s £1.6bn+ Broadband Delivery UK project has revealed that some 4,426,493 additional premises across the United Kingdom can now order a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service as a result of their joint investment with local councils and the private sector.


18th May, 2017 - 11:01 am (1 Comment)

In an effort to retake the budget crown TalkTalk has claimed that they will tomorrow launch “Britain’s best value unlimited fibre” package, which offers broadband speeds of up to 38Mbps (FTTC / VDSL2) for just £25 per month on a 24 month contract term.

high uk prices and costs

18th May, 2017 - 8:29 am (56 Comments)

Broadband providers Vodafone, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband have complained that Ofcom’s delay to the introduction of their recently proposed wholesale price reduction on Openreach’s (BT) 40Mbps (10Mbps upload) Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) service could cost consumers £140 million.

long reach vdsl broadband trial at street cabinet

17th May, 2017 - 11:06 am (19 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has issued an update on their existing plan to run a “commercial pilot” of Long Reach VDSL (FTTC) broadband technology, which involves around 120 premises across 6 rural locations. The operator claims that if deployed LR-VDSL could bring “fibre” to 99% of the UK by 2020.


17th May, 2017 - 1:50 am (0 Comments)

New customer of TalkTalk Business may be interested to know that the ISP has cut the price of their ADSL2+ and FTTC based broadband and phone line rental packages until 30th June 2017, with the discounts lasting for the first 12 months of service.

worcestershire uk broadband

12th May, 2017 - 7:57 am (0 Comments)

The Worcestershire County Council in England recently slipped under our radar when they issued a tender for Phase 3 of the Superfast Worcestershire project, which will commit up to £2,627,415 of public funding to expand the local availability of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+).

BT HQ UK Building Logo

11th May, 2017 - 8:01 am (39 Comments)

The BT Group has released their latest quarterly report (Q1 2017 calendar), which saw their retail broadband base reach a total of 9,276,000 subscribers (up by 29K vs 83K in Q4 2016) and Openreach has begun a consultation on the “potential benefits and costs of a large-scale FTTP deployment.“

openreach uk telecoms engineer with back turned

10th May, 2017 - 8:50 am (13 Comments)

A new Proof of Concept trial in Kent (England) is about to begin that could allow Openreach’s (BT) new ultrafast G.fast technology to share the same spectrum as existing FTTC (VDSL2) “fibre broadband” services, which in the future might help to boost speeds beyond 330Mbps.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

10th May, 2017 - 8:05 am (0 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has today published their latest full year results to 31st March 2017, which saw them bleed fewer on-net broadband subscribers (-20k in H2 vs -29k in H1) in the period to total 3,947,000 and 25% of those take their FTTC based “fibre broadband“.

broadband internet speed uk

9th May, 2017 - 6:01 pm (9 Comments)

California-based ASSIA, which supplies broadband management systems to ISPs, has today announce that “extreme high frequency sub-millimeter waves” could in the future be used to push broadband speeds of up to 1Tbps (Terabit per second) down a single 100 metre twisted-pair copper line.


9th May, 2017 - 11:28 am (3 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has informed participating ISPs that they’re “not planning further trials” of their 18Mbps (2Mbps upload) FTTC / VDSL2 “fibre broadband” product with new customers, although it will remain open to existing subscribers.. for now.


6th May, 2017 - 8:29 am (33 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that over the past few weeks the cost estimates given out for their co-funded Community Fibre Partnerships, which work with local groups in order to deliver faster FTTC or FTTP broadband into poorly served areas, have been reduced.

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