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30th July, 2015 - 9:25 am (20 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project, which is predominantly working with BT to deploy superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 95% of the United Kingdom by 2017/18, has confirmed that the take-up rate of their roll-out has exceeded the forecast and as a result they’ve activated their clawback mechanism to reinvest up to £129m.

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30th July, 2015 - 7:53 am (1 Comment)

BT has released the latest results for Q2-2015 (calendar) and confirmed that their retail business added +85K new broadband subscribers in the quarter (down sharply from +121K in Q1) to total 7,798,000, which includes 3,226,000 on BTInfinity “fibre broadband” (up by +217K vs +266K in Q1). Incidentally FTTC/P is now available to 23 million premises (80% of the UK).

bt engineer cutting fibre optic cable

29th July, 2015 - 4:58 pm (1 Comment)

Last year the Court of Appeal ruled that BT’s Next Generation Access (NGA) Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / BTInfinity) superfast broadband technology had infringed upon parts of two patents owned by California-based ISP ASSIA, which related to the field of Dynamic Spectrum Management.

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29th July, 2015 - 10:26 am (1 Comment)

The telecoms regulator has re-run its FTTC / VULA “margin squeeze” test, which was introduced earlier this year as a mechanism for keeping BT’s “fibre broadband” prices fair by ensuring they “maintain a sufficient margin between wholesale and retail … charges“, and found that the operator is not in breach.

fibre optic broadband cables

29th July, 2015 - 9:48 am (6 Comments)

The debate over whether or not broadband ISPs that don’t sell a pure “fibre optic” (FTTH/P) broadband connection should be allowed to use such terminology in their adverts is nothing new, but a new ruling by the Government of France shows that some countries are taking a stand.

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28th July, 2015 - 7:43 am (2 Comments)

New customers who take BT’s entry-level FTTC superfast broadband bundle (BTInfinity 1 + Weekend Calls) for £10 per month should note that the ISP has increased its monthly usage allowance from 20GB to 40GB, albeit only for a limited time. On top of that they also intend to re-add the £75 and £125 Sainsbury’s gift vouchers to their packages.


23rd July, 2015 - 12:01 am (1 Comment)

After a long wait some 2,700 premises in Rothesay, which is the main town of around 5,000 people on the Isle of Bute (West Scotland), have finally been given access to “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC) connectivity as part of the wider Digital Scotland project.


21st July, 2015 - 1:59 pm (5 Comments)

A couple of the Government’s Broadband Delivery projects, including the Connecting Cumbria and Connecting Devon and Somerset schemes in England, have just passed important milestones in the progress of their state aid supported “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) deployments with BT.


20th July, 2015 - 1:10 pm (0 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk Business has joined forces with Bournemouth-based ISP C4L to roll-out their unlimited usage “zero contention” Ethernet over FTTC (EoFTTC) service across the United Kingdom.

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17th July, 2015 - 7:32 am (0 Comments)

ISP PlusNet, perhaps keen to put the recent spate of bad publicity behind it, has introduced another discount by offering their ‘Unlimited Fibre Broadband and Calls‘ (up to 38Mbps FTTC) package free for the first 6 months of service (£14.99 a month thereafter). Line rental must also be taken from the equivalent of £12.99 a month pre-paid.


16th July, 2015 - 1:13 pm (4 Comments)

The Superfast Telford project in Shropshire (England) has officially launched today, which follows last year’s signing of a new state aid supported £5.6m contract with BT (here) that aims to extend superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services to reach 98% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2017.

bt uk isp logo

15th July, 2015 - 7:47 am (4 Comments)

BT has reduced the standard cost of their Unlimited BTInfinity 1 (up to 38Mbps FTTC) + Weekend Calls bundle to £10 per month and it will remain on offer at this price until 28th July. Plus new BTMobile customers are also being offered an extra £10 iTunes or £10 Amazon Voucher.


13th July, 2015 - 4:22 pm (14 Comments)

The £410m Digital Scotland project claims that the on-going fight to deploy BT’s faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services into areas that were previously hobbled by the dreaded Exchange Only Lines (EOL) is having a strong impact, with around 60,000 such premises in 130 locations having benefitted.

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

13th July, 2015 - 1:33 am (40 Comments)

The Broadband Delivery UK office has informed ISPreview.co.uk that the Digital Rutland project, which originally aimed to help BT roll-out “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to 97% of the county by the end of 2013, has found “savings” worth £1.07m that can be reinvested to reach near universal cover.

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