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13th September, 2021 (3 Comments)

The Welsh Government has issued a Q2 2021 progress update on their £52.5m Phase 2 Superfast Cymru contract with BT (Openreach), which reveals that 20,490 premises (up from 19,919 in Q1 2021 and 15,649 in Q4 2020) have now gained access to the operator’s 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

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10th September, 2021 (9 Comments)

Internet provider File Sanctuary has this week become the latest in a fairly long line of UK ISPs to launch a range of new unlimited home and business broadband packages based off Openreach’s latest Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) products, which are available at reasonably competitive prices.

8th September, 2021 (4 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today named a further 17 new “rural” towns and villages across Northern Ireland that, over the next 18 months, will benefit from a local investment of £130m (up from the prior commitment of £100m) to help expand the reach of their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network.

cityfibre optical fibre in trench

8th September, 2021 (1 Comment)

UK ISP Yayzi Broadband, which has already launched a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service in Blackpool (Lancashire) by harnessing ITS Technology‘s network, has now joined CityFibre’s rival full fibre build in order to expand their local coverage, as well as being able to launch in the nearby town of Preston.

7th September, 2021 (3 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has announced the launch of a new “Connect the Unconnected” offer, which will make it possible for UK ISPs to waive “superfast broadband connection fees” for any customers who receive ‘Universal Credit’ with no other earnings, and who aren’t currently connected to its network.

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6th September, 2021 (7 Comments)

Earlier this year the Scottish Government named 15 islands under their £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project which, supported by BT (Openreach) and Global Marine, would gain access to superfast broadband ISP speeds via 16 new subsea fibre optic cable links (here). Today we have a small progress update on this.

4th September, 2021 (19 Comments)

Non-profit UK broadband provider Green ISP has just done the same as Zen Internet did last week (here) by opting to cease the sale of Openreach’s (BT) increasingly troubled hybrid fibre G.fast based “ultrafast broadband” products, which they originally launched back in 2018 (here).

scotland r100 broadband lots map uk

3rd September, 2021 (9 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today issued a progress update on their £600m Reaching 100% (R100) programme with Openreach (BT), which provides more detail on their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) dominated plan for extending “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) across the LOT 1 area – North Scotland and the Highlands.

house building uk broadband

2nd September, 2021 (2 Comments)

The latest H1 2021 study of UK broadband coverage in new build homes has indicated that 92.8% of houses constructed during the first half of this year were connected to a “full fibre” (FTTP) ISP network (up from 90% in H2 2020), which rises to 98.6% for 30Mbps+ “superfast broadband” services (up from 98.3%).

Huawei-MT992-Openreach-G.fast-Modem

2nd September, 2021 (14 Comments)

Some broadband ISPs that sell packages based off the hybrid fibre G.fast “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) technology may be displeased to learn that Openreach will shortly be raising the cost of supplying their own modem (CPE – Customer Premises Equipment) by 20%, which in some cases may end up being passed on to consumers.

31st August, 2021 (30 Comments)

Rochdale-based UK ISP Zen Internet has quietly stopped selling Openreach’s (BT) hybrid fibre G.fast based “ultrafast broadband” products, which were first launched by the provider back in 2018 alongside average download speeds of 145Mbps (30Mbps upload) or 300Mbps (50Mbps upload).

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27th August, 2021 (19 Comments)

Vodafone UK has this week introduced some new discounts on the monthly cost of their various “Superfast” (FTTC/P) and “Gigafast” (FTTP via Openreach or Cityfibre) home broadband packages for consumers. Prices now start at just £19.50 per month for their entry-level 35Mbps tier.

Andrew Hepburn Openreach Scotland

27th August, 2021 (7 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) Director of fibre build for the UK, Andrew Hepburn, has today helped ISPreview.co.uk to understand some of the challenges they face in extending Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband across rural parts of Scotland under the £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project and how they’re overcoming them.

26th August, 2021 (10 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today set out the wholesale prices that alternative network (AltNet) builders will have to pay when using the operator’s Ethernet (e.g. EAD) products to feed their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband services to end-users, which caused some annoyance within the market.

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20th August, 2021 (15 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today given 2 years of advanced notice for a “pricing special offer” on their wholesale Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) and G.fast based hybrid fibre broadband products for UK ISPs (including SOGEA and SOGfast), which once implemented will cover the period from 21st August 2023 to 31st January 2024.

17th August, 2021 (17 Comments)

After a long hunt, the BT Group has today officially announced that the former CEO of ITV, Adam Crozier, has been chosen to replace Jan du Plessis as Chairman when he retires from the UK role – thought to be worth £700,000-a-year – on 1st December 2021.

16th August, 2021 (49 Comments)

Alternative UK network providers have heavily criticised Ofcom’s provisional decision not to oppose Openreach’s (BT) proposal for a “major” price cut to their wholesale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products, which they warn could impact competition by discouraging ISPs from adopting rival networks.

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