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11th February, 2016 - 12:46 pm (0 Comments)

The Superfast Staffordshire project in the West Midlands (England), which includes Stoke-on-Trent, has today announced that 90% of premises in the county should be able to order a superfast broadband (24Mbps+) service.


11th February, 2016 - 8:38 am (12 Comments)

The £12.2 million Black Country Broadband Project (England’s West Midlands) has made good progress since it began deploying last year and has already expanded BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to an additional 10,000 premises. Today the next batch of upgrades have been confirmed.


5th February, 2016 - 9:06 am (18 Comments)

Residents of Garsdale and Dentdale in rural Cumbria (England) are debating two possible fixes for securing faster broadband, which follows last year’s dramatic failure of the Fibre GarDen (Digital Dales) scheme. One of the options involves going back to BT, while the other would call in the B4RN team.

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5th February, 2016 - 7:52 am (3 Comments)

The £37m Superfast Dorset project in England has officially announced that 90% of premises in the county can now order a superfast broadband (24Mbps+) service thanks to their on-going roll-out of FTTC/P connectivity with BT, which has hit the target several months ahead of schedule.

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4th February, 2016 - 11:51 am (3 Comments)

New customers looking to join BT may like to know that the ISP has cut the price of their unlimited home broadband (both ADSL and superfast FTTC) packages again and on top of that their 20GB BTMobile plan has been reduced from £20 to £16 per month for existing BT customers (£21 for non-BT subscribers).


4th February, 2016 - 10:00 am (27 Comments)

Pure fibre optic ISPs Gigaclear and Hyperoptic have offered a unique insight into the current challenges with rolling out new ultrafast broadband infrastructure across the United Kingdom, not least in regards to the difficulties of going up against a state aid supported BT and the question of whether or not to separate Openreach.


2nd February, 2016 - 2:51 pm (25 Comments)

BT has revealed some interesting new information on their UK plans for deploying ultrafast 300-500Mbps G.fast broadband technology, as well as SoGEA’s trial status, a possible extension of VDSL (FTTC) Vectoring, a new 18Mbps “Slow Speed” product for upgrading sub-2Mbps rural lines and more.


2nd February, 2016 - 9:08 am (5 Comments)

The situation in Welshwood Park (Essex, England) is not your ordinary tale of slow broadband and stems from a decision 20 years ago, when locals refused to allow new cables to be laid. Sadly this made it harder to upgrade the area and so until now residents have been isolated from faster services.

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2nd February, 2016 - 7:43 am (11 Comments)

As feared last year’s cyber-attack (here) had a significant impact upon TalkTalk, albeit not nearly as big as some had predicted (here), with today’s vague trading update reporting that the ISP’s on-net subscriber base declined by -101,000 during the final quarter of 2015 (calendar).

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1st February, 2016 - 8:44 am (15 Comments)

Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) has officially made their new Home::1T broadband package available to order, which combines an ‘up to’ 80Mbps FTTC (VDSL2) connection with a monthly data allowance of 1 TeraByte (1000 GigaBytes) and line rental for a single cost of £60 per month.


1st February, 2016 - 8:10 am (11 Comments)

BT has today released its latest Q4 2015 results (calendar) and confirmed that their retail division has a total of 7,996,000 broadband subscribers (up by +130K vs +82K in Q3), with 3,689,000 of those on their superfast BTInfinity (FTTC) service (up by +250K in Q4 vs +212K in Q3). The operator has also revealed some more details about their post EE merger plans.

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28th January, 2016 - 11:16 am (28 Comments)

Israel-based Sckipio, which is making some of the hardware for BT’s forthcoming hybrid-fibre G.fast (ITU G.9700/1) broadband tech, claims to have successfully tested a connection that delivers speeds of 300Mbps over 500 metres of copper cable and this could rise to 500Mbps. But there’s a catch.

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28th January, 2016 - 10:15 am (5 Comments)

The Superfast Worcestershire (England) project has today announced which areas will benefit from its second contract with BTOpenreach, which aims to expand the local coverage of “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to an additional 8,000 premises by Autumn 2017.


28th January, 2016 - 9:07 am (5 Comments)

Last year’s effort between the Federation of Small Businesses and WarwickNet to identify and roll-out a superfast FTTC / FTTP broadband service to business parks and industrial estates in Northamptonshire (England) has won rare praise from the central UK Government.

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