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2019 openreach telegraph pole

30th November, 2021 (25 Comments)

Openreach has apologised after its engineers, which were busy deploying a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in Southampton (Hampshire, England), accidentally erected two telegraph poles in the wrong location at Seacombe Green, much to the annoyance of local residents. But they’ll soon be moved.

nte5c mastersock bt openreach

25th November, 2021 (14 Comments)

Openreach has today revealed the pilot pricing for the new Advanced Install option on their stand-alone broadband products for UK ISPs, which are more technically known as Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SOGEA) products on FTTC (VDSL2) lines or SOGfast on G.fast lines. But it’s not intended for homes.

File Sanctuary Broadband ISP Logo UK

25th November, 2021 (4 Comments)

Internet provider File Sanctuary has this week launched their own range of UK Black Friday discounts, which cuts the monthly price of their Openreach based Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products by £6 per month for the entire 12-month minimum contract term (available on orders made before the end of Nov 2021).

aquiss uk isp

24th November, 2021 (1 Comment)

Shropshire-based UK ISP Aquiss has introduced a new broadband package into their range, which is based off Openreach’s 115Mbps (20Mbps upload) speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) tier. But as part of a launch offer, they’ve discounted this to just £19 per month for the first 8 months of service (£38 thereafter).

Zen-Internet-Nov-2021-LINX-Presentation

22nd November, 2021 (31 Comments)

The Founder and Chairman of UK broadband ISP Zen Internet, Richard Tang, appears to have confirmed that they will be able to connect into 100% of the locally connected on-net footprint for CityFibre by the end of this financial year (September 2022) – expanding the availability of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) products.

peoples_fibre_bridge

22nd November, 2021 (18 Comments)

Alternative UK network ISP People’s Fibre, which started building a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in 2020 and soon ran into some challenges with competition from rivals, has fallen into administration due to a “breakdown in the relationship” between the company’s director and investors.

openreach 2017 back jacket of engineer

21st November, 2021 (31 Comments)

Several alternative UK network (AltNets) builders, including Gigaclear and CityFibre, among others, are reportedly set to launch a legal challenge against Ofcom’s recent approval of Openreach’s “Equinox” offer (here), which introduces a “major” price cut (details) to the incumbents Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products.

20th November, 2021 (51 Comments)

The UK Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit rollout programme appears to have quietly confirmed that they now aim to deliver “full” 1Gbps broadband coverage to the final 20% of hardest to reach premises by 2030 (effectively universal coverage), at least where it is “value for money to do so.”

EE-Smart-Hub-2-Router-and-WiFi-Repeater-Dish

19th November, 2021 (10 Comments)

Mobile operator and UK ISP EE has recently discounted some of their Home Broadband packages as part of the usual Black Friday offers, which for example has seen the price of their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) plan on Openreach’s network fall to £49 per month for 24-months (£57 thereafter). Setup is also free.

Amazon-eero-6-mesh-wifi-pro-unit

19th November, 2021 (34 Comments)

Low-cost UK ISP TalkTalk appears to have quietly launched a new “Fibre 1Gbps” broadband service as part of their CityFibre and Openreach based Future Fibre packages, but at present it only seems to be available in Openreach’s Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) areas (CF areas are still limited to 500Mbps) and costs just £49.

19th November, 2021 (0 Comments)

Bristol-based UK ISP RunFibre, which are currently busy building their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across rural parts of South Gloucestershire in England, has decided to complement that effort by signing a new partner plus agreement with BTWholesale.

17th November, 2021 (90 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today officially added another 170 new towns and villages (covering 1.5 million premises) to the UK rollout plan of their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network, which are all the same as those we published last month (here). The news comes as they reach 6 million premises passed.

Shell Energy Broadband

16th November, 2021 (13 Comments)

Energy provider and UK ISP Shell Energy will later this morning launch their first Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband packages, which will offer speeds of between 100Mbps and up to 900Mbps+ on Openreach’s national network (currently covering around 6 million premises).

AFL-Site-in-Swindon

15th November, 2021 (2 Comments)

AFL, a subsidiary of Fujikura in Japan, has today officially opened a new facility in Swindon (Wiltshire) that will become their first factory in the UK and Europe to produce a “new” type of fibre optic broadband cable, which is being used by network operators like Openreach (BT) to support their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) rollout.

european union including united kingdom map

12th November, 2021 (10 Comments)

After a long delay due to COVID-19, the European Commission has today published their annual 2021 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which reveals how the EU’s fixed line broadband ISP and mobile networks compare. The UK was removed from this edition due to Brexit, so we’ve used Ofcom’s data to compare.

openreach uk phone exchange engineer 2021

12th November, 2021 (14 Comments)

Last year Openreach (BT) began consulting on their plans to close 4,600 exchanges across the United Kingdom as part of their move from copper to fibre optic based broadband ISP lines. The operator has today begun to consult on the first 5 pilot exchanges to go through this new mass-migration process.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

11th November, 2021 (33 Comments)

Ofcom has today finalised the changes that were first confirmed in July to improve how BT handles delivery of the UK’s Universal Service Obligation (USO), which aims to bring faster broadband ISP speeds to those who can’t yet receive a 10Mbps+ capable download speed and aren’t planned to do so in the near future.

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