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10Mbps UK Broadband USO

20th November, 2017 - 8:19 am (19 Comments)

Newspaper reports indicate that BT’s voluntary proposal to spend up to £600m on delivering a 10Mbps minimum broadband speed across the United Kingdom, which would implement the Government’s proposed Universal Service Obligation (USO), looks increasingly likely to be rejected.

true telecom uk isp

17th November, 2017 - 11:26 am (0 Comments)

Troubled phone and broadband ISP True Telecom, which went into administration at the end of last month (here), has now been hit with yet another major problem after Ofcom slapped them with a £300,000 fine for mis-selling their landline telephone services to over 100 people.

bt uk isp logo

17th November, 2017 - 7:46 am (11 Comments)

UK ISP BT has officially launched their annual round of super discounted “Black Friday” broadband bundles, which tend to represent some of the cheapest price points you’re likely to see all year. On top of that they’ve also thrown in 18 months of free BT Sport TV access for new customers.

fibre optic bt boom

16th November, 2017 - 10:44 am (11 Comments)

BT has today unveiled a £20 million commercial investment for Northern Ireland, which will enable them to deploy “ultrafast broadband” services to a further 140,000 homes and businesses by March 2019. This will “predominantly” involve their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

ditch_witch_openreach_bt_civil_engineers

14th November, 2017 - 11:57 am (13 Comments)

Around 60 homes and businesses in the remote rural Sutherland hamlet of Altnaharra (Scotland) can now access Openreach’s (BT) new 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) “ultrafast broadband” network, thanks to new equipment and a community dig to lay 4,800 metres of cable.

BT major fibre optic cable junction telephone exchange uk

10th November, 2017 - 3:41 pm (7 Comments)

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has today handed down judgement against the market definitions used in Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Review, which upholds the July 2017 ruling (here) and means that the plan to cut leased line charges or force Openreach (BT) to offer Dark Fibre is still stalled.

bt uk isp logo

10th November, 2017 - 8:04 am (6 Comments)

UK ISP BT has cut the price of their ‘up to’ 76Mbps Unlimited Infinity 2 (FTTC) broadband and phone bundle, which has been reduced from the previous offer of £49.99 a month for 18 months to just £39.99 for new customers (£56.49 thereafter). They’ve also added a £150 Reward Mastercard.

true telecom uk isp

7th November, 2017 - 4:59 pm (4 Comments)

Kent-based ISP True Telecom, which is under investigation by Ofcom for their handling of service migrations (here) and was recently find £85k by the ICO for “making illegal nuisance calls” that gave “the impression they were from BT” (here), has gone into administration.

openreach bt engineers struggle with fttc broadband cabinet

7th November, 2017 - 9:10 am (59 Comments)

The Cambridgeshire County Council has announced the completion of their Phase 2 Broadband Delivery UK contract with Openreach (BT), which has successfully expanded the coverage of FTTC/P based fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 95% of local premises by the end of 2017.

bt uk isp logo

7th November, 2017 - 8:09 am (20 Comments)

Customers of BT’s consumer broadband packages will be irritated to learn that the ISP has announced another round of price hikes for 7th January 2018, which we can’t describe as annual rises anymore because they’ve craftily announced them way earlier than usual.. again.

openreach_2017_van_branding

6th November, 2017 - 7:17 am (48 Comments)

The annual Templeton Bonfire and Fireworks Night in Devon had somewhat of a different theme this year after the rural community, which has long struggled with slow sub-1Mbps broadband speeds, decided to burn an effigy of Openreach’s (BT) van.

bt uk isp logo

2nd November, 2017 - 8:20 am (13 Comments)

The BT Group has published their latest results for Q3 2017 (calendar), which saw their retail broadband base add 22K subscribers to total 9,307,000 (up from 19K in Q2 vs 29K in Q1) and this includes 5.285 million “fibre broadband” FTTC/P users (up by 179K vs 170K in Q2 and 211K in Q1).

gold silver and bronze broadband star winners uk best isp

31st October, 2017 - 12:44 pm (15 Comments)

Comparison site Cable has published the winners of a huge new ISP survey, which interviewed 16,753 UK broadband customers to identify the best providers via five categories (reliability, value for money, customer service, speed and switching). Virgin Media and Plusnet came top.

telephone united kingdom communications

30th October, 2017 - 9:33 am (13 Comments)

Last week’s agreement between BT and Ofcom to drop the provider’s retail line rental price from £18.99 to £11.99 a month for landline-only customers (here), which could soon be adopted by others, may have created an awkward problem for ISPs that still sell optional broadband services.

telephone warning uk

26th October, 2017 - 8:37 am (15 Comments)

Consumers who take a landline-only phone service from BT will, from 1st April 2018, pay £7 per month less for their line rental following a decision by Ofcom (i.e. £11.99 inc. VAT per month instead of £18.99). The move will benefit up to 1 million of the operator’s customers, especially elderly users.

mole plough bt

25th October, 2017 - 1:03 pm (6 Comments)

A reinvestment of £6 million into the on-going Broadband East Riding project in Yorkshire (England) will enable Openreach (BT) to extend their existing FTTC, FTTP and FTTRN rollout of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) in the region to an additional 2,200 homes and businesses.

sckipio gfast broadband logo

24th October, 2017 - 2:58 pm (20 Comments)

Israel-based Sckipio, which helped to build some of the kit that Openreach (BT) piloted as part of their 330Mbps G.fast broadband rollout, has today demonstrated over 3.1Gbps of download speed (900Mbps upload) on production silicon using G.fast bonding at 212MHz.

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