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wales uk map

18th August, 2014 - 6:45 am (0 Comments)

The state aid supported £425m Superfast Cymru project with BT in Wales, which aims to make faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC) speeds of up to 80Mbps available to 96% of premises by the end of spring 2016 (total of 700,000 premises), has confirmed that over 190,000 premises are now able to benefit thanks to its work.

new home construction

16th August, 2014 - 8:06 am (73 Comments)

A new 200 acre housing development in South Gloucestershire (Charlton Hayes), which once complete will include 2,200 homes (inc. a school, business space and shops) and is situated near to the notorious Internet slowspot of Bradley Stoke, has seen its first residents complain about the lack of ISP choice because they can only get Seethelight’s 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) service.

openreach_fttc_two_engineers

15th August, 2014 - 7:13 am (55 Comments)

The second phase of BTOpenreach’s VDSL Vectoring (ITU-T G.993.5) trial, which could improve the performance of BT’s existing “up to” 80Mbps capable hybrid-fibre (FTTC) superfast broadband lines by significantly reducing interference (crosstalk), has finally got underway and will run for “at least” 3 months.

plusnet uk

14th August, 2014 - 10:31 am (3 Comments)

PlusNet has informed ISPreview.co.uk that their 8 month old customer trial of a YouView (IPTV) based broadband TV service is “going very well“, but sadly even after all this time they’re still unable to give any indication of when a commercial launch might occur.

fttc bt cabinet internals

14th August, 2014 - 7:35 am (10 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced their intention to pilot a new capability (GEA-FTTC Start and GEA-FTTC Stop) from 22nd September 2014, which will in the long run enable them to provision superfast broadband (FTTC) lines at a faster and cheaper rate than is currently possible. But there is a caveat involved.

kc hull isp engineers

11th August, 2014 - 12:34 pm (4 Comments)

The incumbent ISP for Hull and its surrounding areas in East Yorkshire, KC (KCOM), has announced that they’re “laying claim” to the title of “village with the fastest broadband speeds in Britain” after pegging Brantingham for the achievement thanks to its average download speed of 78Mbps. Gigaclear and B4RN may have a thing or two to say about that.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map

11th August, 2014 - 10:10 am (0 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has failed to match the full level of £22.75 million in funding offered by the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) Superfast Extension Programme, but it’s not a big deal because they still expect meet the national target and bring superfast broadband to 95% of the area by 2017.

lancashire uk map

11th August, 2014 - 8:42 am (2 Comments)

The £130 million Superfast Lancashire project, which aims to make BT’s “superfast broadband” FTTC/P (24Mbps+) network available to 97% of local premises by the end of 2015 (a total of around 655,000 homes and businesses), has announced the next 10 areas to benefit from the programme.

bt openreach fibre optic cable install

8th August, 2014 - 12:16 am (8 Comments)

The Government have announced that the £1.7bn (excluding EU and BT contributions) state aid fuelled Broadband Delivery UK programme has now helped more than 1 million homes and businesses (premises passed) to get access to a “superfast broadband” connection, which BDUK typically defines as offering speeds of greater than 24Mbps (Megabits per second).

bt openreach van with fibre engineer

7th August, 2014 - 12:11 pm (8 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK project, which is predominantly working with BT to make fixed line superfast broadband speeds of “greater than 24Mbps” (Megabits per second) available to around 95% of people by 2017, has now helped a total of 888,113 homes and businesses (premises passed) get faster connectivity.

fibre optic uk cables

7th August, 2014 - 8:20 am (9 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today published their annual 2014 Communications Market Report, which reveals how Next Generation Access (NGA) “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) services are now available to 78% of the United Kingdom (up from 73% last year) and take-up has increased to 26.7% (up from 17.5% last year).

telegraph_pole_and_bt_engineer

6th August, 2014 - 1:48 pm (42 Comments)

The Government has today launched a new Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy consultation document, which forms part of their effort to develop a long term strategy for helping to ensure that the United Kingdom has the “best connectivity” by 2025-2030 (phone, broadband, mobile etc.).

openreach_fibre_broadband_is_coming

5th August, 2014 - 7:45 am (16 Comments)

After years of waiting it now looks as if at least some of the 22,000 strong population of Bradley Stoke, a busy town in South Gloucestershire where many of BT’s copper wire based telephone and broadband services are delivered via Exchange Only Lines (i.e. no street cabinets), are finally getting access to superfast broadband (FTTC) connectivity.

wales abc broadband eligibility

4th August, 2014 - 10:02 am (86 Comments)

Consumers wanting to know whether or not they are covered by and can receive a superfast broadband connection using BTOpenreach’s ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology will, from today, now be given a more useful result after the national UK telecoms operator updates their availability test to include Street Cabinet status.

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