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BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

27th October, 2016 - 8:33 am (23 Comments)

The latest quarterly (Q3 2016 calendar) results have been published by BT today, which reveal that their retail broadband base now tops 9,193,000 customers (up by +76K, unchanged from Q2) and 4,473,000 of those take their ‘Infinity‘ (FTTC/P) superfast broadband (up by +216K vs +181K in Q2).


21st October, 2016 - 3:33 pm (6 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has today uploaded a batch of reports and case studies that are designed to provide help and information for anybody looking to establish their own community broadband solutions.


17th October, 2016 - 8:24 am (9 Comments)

A new report from Ovum, which was jointly commissioned by BT and Australia’s nbn, has forecast that some 29 million subscribers will be using a G.fast based ultrafast broadband connection by 2021 (3% of the global fixed broadband market) and most of those will be in Western Europe.


13th October, 2016 - 3:53 pm (66 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project has released its latest Q2 2016 take-up data for the state aid supported roll-out of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which shows that many local authorities are seeing 30% adoption of the new service and that will help reinvestment.

slow broadband speed

12th October, 2016 - 2:51 pm (7 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced some enhancements and an extension of their new 18Mbps (2Mbps upload) Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based product trial, which began in July 2016 (here) and is designed to help people stuck on slow ADSL based pure copper broadband lines.


12th October, 2016 - 1:30 pm (0 Comments)

KCOM has today announced the next roll-out phase for their “ultrafast” Lightstream fibre optic (FTTP/C) broadband network in Hull (East Yorkshire), which reflects the next 6 months of deployment from now until March 2017; this will add an additional 25,000 premises passed to the total.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

12th October, 2016 - 9:55 am (9 Comments)

BT has said that the Government can avoid imposing a tricky industry levy on ISPs or using public funding to help pay for the proposed 10Mbps broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) because they’ll take the full responsibility, as well as pushing superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to 97-98% of the UK.


12th October, 2016 - 7:51 am (4 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a series of adverts for BT’s Infinity “fibre broadband” (FTTC) services, including a major TV campaign featuring actor Ryan Reynolds, after Virgin Media complained that it had made “misleading” claims about service speed.


10th October, 2016 - 10:32 am (28 Comments)

The European Commission has published a new Analysys Mason study that examines the cost of, among other things, providing 1Gbps capable fixed line broadband connections to all residential areas across the 28 EU member states, which for now still includes the United Kingdom.

plusnet uk

6th October, 2016 - 8:27 am (7 Comments)

Until the end of this month Plusnet are offering their ‘up to’ 76Mbps Unlimited Fibre Extra (FTTC) broadband service at just £5 a month for the first 6 months of service (£19.99 thereafter), although you still have to add £17.99 a month for line rental on top (or the equivalent of £15.49 when pre-paid).


30th September, 2016 - 4:18 pm (1 Comment)

Good news for anybody likely to be taking part in Openreach’s (BT) forthcoming trial of the new “Long Reach VDSL” (FTTC) broadband technology, you can expect to receive the service free for up to 2 years. Plus there’s an indication that the top download speed might be boosted up to 55Mbps.


30th September, 2016 - 7:49 am (2 Comments)

Good news for East Yorkshire. KCOM’s on-going deployment of their new ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) dominated “Lightstream” broadband network in Hull has now reached 100,000 local homes and businesses (premises passed), which is up sharply from 78,000 in May 2016.

zen internet uk isp

28th September, 2016 - 1:19 pm (0 Comments)

UK ISP Zen Internet has announced that the reach of their “next generation” consumer broadband and high-capacity data network (e.g. Ethernet, FTTC, FTTP, EFM and ADSL) will be extended to 400 Points of Presence (PoPs) in BT exchanges by January 2017 (reaching over 500,000 postcodes).

bt uk isp logo

26th September, 2016 - 7:53 am (4 Comments)

UK ISP BT has launched what they’re calling the “Fabulous Fortnight” sale, which essentially combines a price cut of their unlimited broadband and phone packages with the offer of an included Reward Card (Mastercard) worth £50 or £100 (usually the provider prefers to rotate these aspects separately).

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