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16th May, 2017 (1 Comment)

Utility infrastructure builder GTC (Brookfield Utilities UK / IFNL) has announced that the initial phase of 880 new homes being constructed in Tornagrain, which is the Highlands newest town near Inverness (Scotland), will benefit from their 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network.

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16th May, 2017 (3 Comments)

The enterprise division of SSE Telecoms has announced that their on-going ‘Project Edge‘ fibre optic network expansion in the United Kingdom will soon unbundle another 40 BT Exchanges in “prime business areas” and leverage Openreach’s new Dark Fibre Access (DFA) service.

labour political party uk

16th May, 2017 (12 Comments)

The UK Labour Party has today published the final version of their Manifesto for the General Election, which is broadly similar to last week’s leak but includes a few changes. One of those tweaks is an aspiration (not target) to roll-out 300Mbps broadband “across the UK within the next decade” (i.e. by 2027/28).

bt business

16th May, 2017 (2 Comments)

Telecoms provider BT Business has slashed the price of their FTTC based “Infinity” broadband packages for new business customers, which all offer unlimited usage and download speeds of up to 76Mbps (19Mbps upload) on a 24 month contract term.

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16th May, 2017 (6 Comments)

The UK Internet domain registry, Nominet, has announced that their pilot of “White Space” wireless broadband technology, which utilises the gaps in radio spectrum that exist between Digital Terrestrial TV channels (470-790MHz), is now being extended into Monmouthshire (Wales).

Vodafone UK 2016

16th May, 2017 (3 Comments)

Telecoms operator Vodafone UK has today published their Q1 2017 (calendar) results, which saw their fixed line broadband base grow by +33,000 customers in the quarter to total 216,000 (up from +16k in Q4 2016). Meanwhile 4G coverage now stands at 96% (98% by Ofcom’s definition).

bt_wholesale_bridge_taps_broadband_line_checker

16th May, 2017 (7 Comments)

The BT Wholesale Broadband Checker has recently added a new row to its output that appears to very generally reflect the status of a wiring issue known as a ‘Bridge Tap‘, which so far as we can tell only shows when testing with a specific telephone number (not address or postcode checks).

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