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Carillion uk telecoms engineers

18th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

Openreach (BT) is allegedly conducting a “forensic investigation” of their £1.5bn three-year extension deal with construction firm Carillion (here), which has recently been hit by various financial troubles (e.g. net debt and pensions) that have sent the company’s shares into a nosedive.

fibre optic broadband bt cables

18th July, 2017 (25 Comments)

The Leicestershire County Council appears to have moved forward with Phase 3 of their on-going Superfast Leicestershire project, which will commit up to £5.633m to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to the final 3% of local premises (i.e. as many as they can reach).

bt wholesale broadband checker july 2017

18th July, 2017 (15 Comments)

The BT Wholesale Broadband Checker has recently added two additional rows to its output for the customer premise environment (‘VRI‘ and ‘NTEFaceplate‘) and so far as we can tell these only show when testing with a specific telephone number (i.e. not specific address or postcode checks).

lochaber_locheilnet

18th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

The community (CIC) fixed wireless ISP Locheilnet, which offers broadband speeds of up to 35Mbps to areas from the West side of Loch Linnhe, both sides of Loch Eil and from Banavie to the wider Achnacarry/ Bunarkaig/Clunes area and Glenfinnan, has secured £42K to upgrade their core network.

openreach 2017 back jacket of engineer

18th July, 2017 (7 Comments)

A further 2,300 homes and businesses in North Lincolnshire (England) are set to get access to “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) speeds via Openreach’s (BT) network due to a reinvestment of £2.9m in public funding from earlier phases of the Northern Lincs Broadband project.

broadband speeds confusion

18th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

The latest survey of 816 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that 68% are unhappy with how broadband providers advertise their headline download speeds, although respondents were split on the best approach for improving the clarity of such promotions.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

18th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk appears to be making a more aggressive move to grab a bigger share of the premium Pay TV market today by reducing the price of their broadband based triple-play TV bundles and cutting the price of the Sky Sports and Sky Cinema add-ons by 75% and 50% respectively.

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