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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.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

10th September, 2014 - 2:00 pm (13 Comments)

The latest information on superfast broadband availability has revealed that, at the end of June 2014, some 87.9% of premises in the United Kingdom were in areas that are listed as offering services via a Next Generation Access (NGA) network and some 251,522 (premises passed) were potentially within reach of a true ultrafast (100Mbps+) fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) connection.


10th September, 2014 - 9:47 am (3 Comments)

The Connecting Shropshire project in England has announced a list of 13 new telephone exchange areas that can expect to be upgraded to support BT’s new “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network by December 2015.


8th September, 2014 - 2:02 pm (0 Comments)

A small slither of fresh news from the £25 million Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project reveals that the Harlequin Group (on behalf of BTOpenreach) has submitted a planning application for the installation of 8 new ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable FTTC street cabinets in Sonning Common, Gallowstree Common and Peppard Common (South Oxfordshire).


8th September, 2014 - 1:19 am (14 Comments)

A lot has been said about the ups and downs of the Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK scheme, not least with regards to the lack of detailed coverage maps, BT’s dominance of the contract(s) and how the final gap of 5% will be closed. ISPreview.co.uk has today roped in the CEO of BDUK, Christopher Townsend, to answer some of the most common queries.


5th September, 2014 - 1:43 am (0 Comments)

Business ISP Orbital Net, which includes fixed wireless provider Vfast among its flock, has been busy unbundling (LLU)/taking racks in BT’s telephone exchanges across Kent in order to take advantage of Generic Ethernet Access (GEA) solutions to offer superfast FTTC broadband to local businesses and homes.

copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

2nd September, 2014 - 3:06 pm (89 Comments)

The next generation of hybrid-fibre G.fast (aka – FTTC2 / ITU G.9700) and FTTdp broadband technology managed to achieve an aggregate downstream / upstream speed of nearly 720Mbps (Megabits per second) during BTOpenreach’s first UK trial with Huawei, which took place at several homes near the operators Adastral Park engineering HQ in Ipswich (England).


1st September, 2014 - 3:24 pm (4 Comments)

Hull-based business ISP Axis, which boldly claims to be “the UK’s leading business telecoms and utilities provider” (rivals may disagree), has announced that they’re offering new customers six months half price “superfast fibre optic broadband” (note: it’s actually an FTTC product not FTTH/P) to all new small and medium sized business customers.


1st September, 2014 - 2:32 pm (70 Comments)

After several weeks of pestering BTOpenreach’s poor communications team, we’ve finally managed to extract a simple diagram to help illustrate how their new Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTrN) technology will work.

fttc bt openreach mastersocket

1st September, 2014 - 1:36 pm (15 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains and upgrades BT’s national telecoms network across the United Kingdom, has today announced that its new and cheaper self-install service (PCP-Only) for superfast ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband lines will be given a full commercial launch on 29th September 2014. In other words, no more home engineer visits.

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