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openreach bt fttc broadband modem

2nd October, 2014 - 8:25 am (0 Comments)

The outspoken boss of broadband provider AAISP (Andrews and Arnold), Adrian Kennard, has criticised BTOpenreach for making a “very very detrimental change” to the terms of their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) service. In particular Openreach intends to stop supporting the VDSL modem they provide, which the ISP fears could make it harder and more costly to get faults fixed.


2nd October, 2014 - 7:37 am (0 Comments)

The Hampshire Superfast Broadband project in England has today revealed the next communities (Phase Four) to benefit from the local state-aid supported deployment of BT’s FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) network, which aims to reach 90% of homes and businesses by the end of 2015 and at least 95% by the end of 2017.

kc hull isp engineers

1st October, 2014 - 7:51 am (14 Comments)

KC’s on-going efforts to deploy a superfast fibre optic (FTTP/C) broadband network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England), which is called ‘Lightstream’, has passed another milestone after a brief trading statement from parent company KCOM confirmed that 10,000 people had now subscribed to the service.


30th September, 2014 - 2:00 pm (0 Comments)

The £15.47m state aid supported CSW Broadband scheme has today announced the next batch of areas that will be upgraded with access to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire (England).

fttc street cabinet under construction

30th September, 2014 - 7:31 am (5 Comments)

As expected BT has been chosen as the supplier for a £12.2 million Broadband Delivery UK based project in The Black Country (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton – England’s West Midlands), which aims to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds available to 98% of local premises by 2017.


26th September, 2014 - 3:05 pm (14 Comments)

Some 150 residents of Horton, a small and quite remote rural South Gloucestershire (England) village, have expressed anger at the performance of BT’s recent Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funded upgrades that are reportedly failing to deliver the promised “superfast” (24Mbps+) speeds.

BT engineer at work

25th September, 2014 - 1:24 pm (47 Comments)

Earlier this month ISPreview.co.uk became the first to reveal some of the results from BT’s first field trial of hybrid-fibre G.fast (ITU G.9701) and FTTdp broadband technology (here) and today the operator, perhaps seizing on recent calls from UK Labour Party activists, delivered its own take describing the service as “very promising … with significant potential” for the future.

bt uk isp logo

24th September, 2014 - 9:28 am (0 Comments)

The start of a new season tends to mean new promotions and BT’s consumer division has obliged by introducing several new offers on their various standard (ADSL) and superfast (FTTC) broadband packages, which among other things pushes their entry-level ‘up to’ 17Mbps service down to just £2.50 per month for the first 6 months (£8 thereafter).

wiltshire and south gloucestershire uk broadband map

22nd September, 2014 - 3:48 pm (0 Comments)

A local campaign has succeeding in extending the reach of BT’s “superfast broadband” (25Mbps+ FTTC/P) network in South Gloucestershire, which will now be expanded into a number of additional locations on its way to reaching 94% of the county by the end of March 2015.


19th September, 2014 - 7:36 am (1 Comment)

As expected BT has now officially signed a new Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) contract that will aim to roll-out FTTC/P based “fibre broadband” services to 98% of South Yorkshire (i.e. Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield) by the end of 2017.

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

17th September, 2014 - 12:55 pm (7 Comments)

BTOpenreach has proposed a new product option (‘Single-Order GEA-FTTC’) that could allow customers to take a Fibre-to-the-Cabinet based superfast broadband service, albeit without also needing to have a traditional phone solution for voice calls (aka – Naked FTTC).

suffolk uk broadband intervention map

17th September, 2014 - 9:25 am (10 Comments)

Time and again we’ve been told that the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme with BT is running way behind schedule (example) and yet actual progress on the ground consistently appears to suggest otherwise. The latest example comes from the Better Broadband for Suffolk project in England, which has just reached the 50,000 premises passed mark and now claims to be more than 6 weeks ahead of schedule.

origin broadband uk isp

16th September, 2014 - 1:12 am (5 Comments)

South Yorkshire ISP Origin Broadband has attempted to move on from last month’s customer support and connectivity troubles (here), which related to the closure of Digital Region’s (DRL) local network, by officially launching their new services and offering free unlimited broadband to “everyone within reach of our network who takes line rental“.


15th September, 2014 - 2:27 pm (0 Comments)

The Middlesbrough Council in North East England has this week approved additional funding of £493k, which will be used to help make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services available to 95% of people by 2017 (including an additional 500 local businesses). But the funding represents less than half what was actually made available.

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