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wireless rural broadband field mast

27th August, 2016 - 7:59 am (5 Comments)

Openreach (BT) engineers appear to have scored a small PR coup by connecting the CLA, which represents 33,000 rural land owners from across England and Wales and often campaigns for better rural broadband (partly by criticising BT’s effort), to their superfast broadband capable FTTC service.

united kingdom map

25th August, 2016 - 10:10 am (18 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which is supported by £1.6bn of public investment, has released its latest progress update and confirmed that 4,021,047 additional premises can now access a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) service and there’s more to come.

bt openreach fibre optic cable install

24th August, 2016 - 3:09 pm (47 Comments)

BT (Openreach) appears to have introduced a new twist on their existing Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, which is now offering grants worth up to £20,000 to help rural and digitally isolated communities get a faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) service installed.


18th August, 2016 - 2:41 pm (60 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has revealed that the first field trial of their new Long Reach VDSL (FTTC) broadband technology will take place in the remote rural village of North Tolsta, which resides in the Scottish Outer Hebrides on the east side of the Isle of Lewis.


18th August, 2016 - 12:01 am (14 Comments)

A new report from Audit Scotland, which works to ensure that public money in Scotland is spent correctly, has found that the £410m Digital Scotland roll-out programme with BT has achieved its initial coverage target. But delivering 95% “fibre broadband” coverage by December 2017 “will be more challenging.”

sky broadband uk

14th August, 2016 - 8:11 am (14 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband is to replace their ‘up to’ 76Mbps (19Mbps upload) Sky Fibre Pro (FTTC) service with a £5 per month cheaper Sky Fibre Max product on 16th August 2016, albeit with reduced features.


12th August, 2016 - 7:39 am (3 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has begun offering their ‘up to’ 38Mbps capable “Superfast Fibre Broadband” (FTTC) package at half price for its entire contract term (£8.75 per month instead of £17.50), but don’t forget to add line rental from the equivalent of £15.93 a month when pre-paid for 1 year (£17.70 as standard).

worcestershire uk broadband

11th August, 2016 - 1:39 pm (0 Comments)

The Superfast Worcestershire (England) project appears to have successfully completed its original contract with Openreach (BT), which has now extended their FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network to 90% of the county (i.e. 94% “fibre” coverage inc. sub-24Mbps areas).


9th August, 2016 - 12:33 pm (31 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today published new technical details for their on-going trials of fixed line “Long Reach VDSL” (FTTC) broadband technology, which could be used to deliver the future 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation and possibly even to expand the availability of “superfast” (24Mbps+) speeds.

vodafone connect router

9th August, 2016 - 10:51 am (7 Comments)

Telecoms operator Vodafone today claims to have become one of the first major ISPs to “abolish” the £18 per month phone line rental charge from their FTTC based superfast home “fibre broadband” bundles, although strictly speaking it’s just being merged into a single low-price.


4th August, 2016 - 12:01 am (1 Comment)

The national telecoms regulator has released their 2016 Communications Market Report (CMR), which reveals the latest information about the take-up and usage of Broadband, Mobile, Phone, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (split by England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).


3rd August, 2016 - 1:04 pm (0 Comments)

East Yorkshire telecoms operator KCOM has today unveiled the next phase of their “Lightstream” fibre optic (FTTP/C) broadband network roll-out, which will reach more than 6,500 homes and businesses in Hull’s Willerby Road and surrounding streets later this year.

Andrews and Arnold Office

3rd August, 2016 - 11:40 am (3 Comments)

UK ISP Andrews and Arnold (AAISP) has decided to make their ‘up to’ 80Mbps (20Mbps upload) capable FTTC broadband product the standard for all Home VDSL connections and at the same price point as their old ‘up to’ 40Mbps (10Mbps) VDSL service (i.e. no extra cost for 80Mbps).


2nd August, 2016 - 4:33 pm (9 Comments)

Customers of PlusNet’s superfast Fibre Broadband (FTTC) packages, specifically their legacy ‘up to’ 38Mbps (20Mbps upload) subscribers, have been left in a state of frustration after the ISP’s plan to upgrade them on to the new ‘up to’ 52Mbps (10Mbps upload) tier didn’t go quite according to plan.

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