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bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

26th September, 2013 (87 Comments)

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which works alongside the House of Commons to examine public expenditure, has today published its final report into the £1.2bn Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme and it accuses the government of allowing BT to build a “quasi-monopolistic position which it is exploiting by restricting access to cost and roll-out information“.

bt openreach logo uk

25th September, 2013 (42 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced that its FTTP on Demand (FoD) product, which could eventually make their “ultra-fast” 330Mbps (30Mbps uploads) capable fibre optic broadband ISP technology available to homes and businesses via their slower FTTC lines, will become available from a further 18 UK telephone exchanges by the end of this month and reach a total of 303 next year.

Wireless network

25th September, 2013 (1 Comment)

A new survey from mobile security firm AdaptiveMobile has boldly claimed that 51% of free wireless internet (WiFi) hotspots in the United Kingdom allow access to content of an adult nature, which is despite the study being based off a tiny sample size.

talktalk uk isp

25th September, 2013 (0 Comments)

Budget Internet and phone provider TalkTalk has launched its newly rebranded ‘Essentials’ package, which is now called Simply Broadband, alongside totally unlimited usage and all from a standard price of just £2.50 a month (down from £7.50). But there are a few important things missing.

mobile infrastructure project map

24th September, 2013 (3 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that the first community to benefit from its £150m Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP) to improve Mobile Broadband and phone coverage will be the rural village of Weaverthorpe in North Yorkshire (England).

fibre optic uk cables

24th September, 2013 (14 Comments)

BT has taken us completely by surprise after they quietly revealed, through a series of low-key regional updates, that an additional 19 telephone exchanges had been squeezed into their national £2.5bn roll-out of superfast broadband (FTTC/P) products around the United Kingdom. No this time it really is the final batch of locations, truth!

best broadband

24th September, 2013 (4 Comments)

Internet provider PlusNet has been named the overall winner for Broadband Choices annual Customer Satisfaction Awards 2013, which claims to have quizzed over 2,500 subscribers of the main ISPs in the United Kingdom to help reach its conclusion. But there were other winners too.

fibre optic cable 4 fiberevolution.com

24th September, 2013 (0 Comments)

CityFibre has today selected a new Chairman, Peter Manning, to help steer their rollout of ultrafast (Gigabit capable) fibre optic broadband networks into several new “secondary cities” around the United Kingdom.

kc hull isp engineers

24th September, 2013 (1 Comment)

Hull ISP KC has announced a new deal with six local student accommodation providers that will make their superfast fibre optic (FTTC / FTTH) based Lightstream broadband service available to thousands of students studying at the University of Hull in East Yorkshire (England).


24th September, 2013 (31 Comments)

A huge fire that began on Friday morning at the JBJ Business Park on Northampton Road (England), which took place at a PoP near to the Blisworth Telephone Exchange, has resulted in a major loss of local broadband Internet connectivity. It has also affected telecoms services to 16 other exchanges in the region.


23rd September, 2013 (1 Comment)

Wireless ISP Wifinity has signed a new contract with the Park Resorts holiday group, which runs 39 parks spanning 1,900 acres and providing over 20,500 holiday home and touring pitches across the United Kingdom, to roll-out its latest 20Mbps capable wireless internet service (wifi).

wireless mobile broadband mast vodafone uk

23rd September, 2013 (0 Comments)

The latest preliminary RootMetrics study of Mobile Broadband performance in London (England), which conducted more than 11,000 tests across the city, has revealed that EE continues to deliver the best Internet speeds despite the recent launch of O2 and Vodafone’s new 4G (LTE) based networks.

copper telecoms and broadband cable scrap

23rd September, 2013 (2 Comments)

The boss of Albert Haigh and Son Ltd. scrapyard in Huddersfield (West Yorkshire, England), Paul Ellis (aged 42), has been put in the slammer for 14 months after a Police sting operation successfully sold him stolen BT copper telecoms cable on nine separate occasions.

bt fttc street cabinet phils photo

23rd September, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Wiltshire Council in England has today announced six additional communities that can expect to receive superfast fibre optic based broadband (FTTC/P) as part of their joint £35.6 Million partnership project with neighbouring South Gloucestershire Council and BT.

bt openreach uk engineers van

23rd September, 2013 (20 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which is responsible for maintaining BT’s national UK network, has said that it’s always “working to improve” its service after at least two ISPs – Sky Broadband (BSkyB) and TalkTalk – both criticised their service quality ahead of Ofcom’s on-going review of the fixed telecoms market.

world internet

23rd September, 2013 (2 Comments)

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has published its annual State of Broadband Report 2013, which found that superfast fibre optic (FTTH) and hybrid fibre (FTTC) style services were continuing to cannibalise copper (ADSL) connections and that the UK had improved to be ranked 10th in the world for fixed line broadband penetration (up from 12th).

bt urban tower

21st September, 2013 (17 Comments)

BT Group’s departing CEO, Ian Livingston, will be foregoing around 2.5 million shares in the telecoms giant as a result of taking up an unpaid post as the Government’s Minister of State for Trade. But the operator has granted him 1.8 million deferred shares, plus another 800,000 as a bonus, which is worth close to £9 million.

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