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16th January, 2018 - 2:55 pm (3 Comments)

The Worcestershire County Council (WCC) has launched two new schemes to help boost “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) take-up and coverage among homes and businesses in the final 4% of the region, which includes a co-funding initiative with Openreach (BT) and a voucher programme for local businesses.

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16th January, 2018 - 10:08 am (22 Comments)

The Assembly Member for Ceredigion in Wales, Elin Jones, has accused Openreach (BT) of walking away from rural communities in her county after the operator left a roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) technology unfinished in the village of Oakford and possibly other locations.

Carillion uk telecoms engineers

15th January, 2018 - 8:05 am (31 Comments)

Major UK construction firm Carillion, which alongside partner telent holds a number of huge engineering and fibre broadband delivery contracts with operators’ like Openreach (BT) and Gigaclear in the United Kingdom, has this morning begun the process of entering “compulsory liquidation“.

durno village

12th January, 2018 - 8:05 am (38 Comments)

Residents of a rural village in Scotland have been left confused after Openreach (BT) deployed a new “fibre broadband” (FTTC / VDSL2) street cabinet into their area that appears to serve some properties, while leaving many of those who live closest to it unable to receive a faster connection.

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11th January, 2018 - 8:31 am (12 Comments)

Telecoms operator Vodafone has told ISPreview.co.uk that they have “no firm plans to launch” ultrafast broadband products based off Openreach’s (BT) new 330Mbps capable G.fast technology. Instead they intend to focus on preparing their new 1Gbps FTTH service for launch “later this year“.

fibre optic cable connections at BT Openreach

10th January, 2018 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

Openreach (BT) is at risk of missing two of the key Minimum Service Level (MSL) targets for their high bandwidth Ethernet product family (e.g. Ethernet Access Direct), which were agreed with the UK network operator as part of Ofcom’s 2016 Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR).

united kingdom black coloured high res

8th January, 2018 - 2:22 am (32 Comments)

The most recent independent data for Q4 reveals that the United Kingdom ended 2017 with fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks having covered 94.7% of premises (94.3% if you define superfast as 30Mbps+), which suggests that the Government has hit their 95% target.

cwmfelin fttc wales street cabinet

5th January, 2018 - 9:36 am (11 Comments)

Residents of Cwmfelin, a village on the southern outskirts of Maesteg (Wales, UK), have been left without access to Openreach’s FTTC (VDSL) based “fibre broadband” network for almost a week after a car clipped the curb and ploughed into the operator’s cabinet before ending up on its roof.

openreach van on snowy road

4th January, 2018 - 2:13 pm (32 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England has awarded its £20.5 million Phase 3 contract to Openreach (BT), which will see their FTTP and FTTC based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network being extended to reach an additional 14,000+ homes and businesses (94% of premises).

openreach rural cable duct digging

2nd January, 2018 - 5:14 pm (28 Comments)

Some 77 homes in the rural Wiltshire UK hamlet of Axford look set to gain access to Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” network (FTTC/P) after Stefan Persson, founder of H&M and owner of the 10,000 acre Ramsbury Estate, got his staff to help dig and lay the new fibre optic cable (saving £90,000).

airband wireless broadband mast

31st December, 2017 - 10:01 am (0 Comments)

The Connecting Shropshire project has confirmed that fixed wireless broadband ISP Airband have deployed their first live transmitter site in the UK county, which forms part of a £11.2 million contract that will extend “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) to 14,000+ extra local premises by 2020.


28th December, 2017 - 2:22 pm (104 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that their new 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre G.fast broadband network is “now available” to thousands of people in Bath, Glasgow and Edinburgh, although none of the major ISPs have launched public packages and the final EMD phase still hasn’t begun.

superfast broadband from openreach bt sign

21st December, 2017 - 11:06 am (17 Comments)

Newspaper reports have claimed that the Government may be reconsidering the option of completely separating telecoms giant BT from its UK broadband network business (Openreach), which is an approach that Ofcom rejected earlier this year (here) in favour of the less dramatic “legal separation” approach.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

20th December, 2017 - 8:03 am (91 Comments)

After a final consultation (here) the Government has today revealed its chosen path for implementing a new legally-binding Universal Service Obligation (USO), which promises a minimum broadband download speed of 10Mbps (1Mbps upload) for all by 2020 and rejects BT’s £600m voluntary proposal.

digital scotland fibre optic map

19th December, 2017 - 12:20 pm (14 Comments)

As expected the Scottish Government has published the OJEU procurement document for their £600 million R100 programme, which aspires to extend superfast broadband (30Mbps+) networks to cover 100% of premises in Scotland (UK) by the end of 2021 (or March 2022 as a financial year).

world internet connection dots

18th December, 2017 - 12:12 pm (8 Comments)

Market regulator Ofcom has today published its International Communications Market Report 2017, which compares broadband and other telecoms services in the United Kingdom against 16 other countries. The UK fairs well for 30Mbps+ broadband coverage but our “full fibre” (FTTP/H) needs work.


14th December, 2017 - 5:25 pm (16 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today confirmed that it plans to spend £600 million on gap funding for their R100 programme, which aims to make a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) capable network available to 100% of Scotland by the end of 2021 (March 2022 when viewing as a financial year).

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