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fibre optic uk cables

5th February, 2013 (4 Comments)

BT has unsurprisingly been chosen by the joint Cambridgeshire and Peterborough project in England (UK) to help make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 90% of local premises by 2015 (note: “very nearly” 100% will also get speeds of at least 2Mbps by the same date).

fibre optic broadband cables

1st February, 2013 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach has today started a four-week long technical trial for its new 220Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP product, which will be available from telephone exchanges in Bradwell Abbey, Chester South, Exeter and York (England).

bt superfast broadband cabinet uk installation

31st January, 2013 (1 Comment)

The South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) and Wiltshire Council (WC) have today become the latest to sign a new £35.6m contract with BT that will make superfast broadband ISP speeds (25Mbps+) available to 94% of local homes and businesses by the end of March 2016 (the rest will get speeds of at least 2Mbps).

devon and somerset uk broadband

31st January, 2013 (8 Comments)

The joint Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) scheme in England has finally signed a £94m contract with BT that will make “high-speed fibre broadband” ISP services available to “around” 90% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2016.

bt openreach logo uk

30th January, 2013 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced plans to conduct a proof of concept trial for its new small cell based Mobile Infill Solution. The service aims to leverage BT’s existing fixed line UK telecoms network to provide mobile services into parts of the country that suffer from “non-existent or patchy” coverage (i.e. “rural areas“).

bt copper cable thieves

28th January, 2013 (3 Comments)

The battle to tackle copper cable and metal theft appears to finally be turning. BT informs ISPreview.co.uk that there was a 50% fall in incidents and a 24% reduction in faults pertaining to malicious damage of their UK phone and broadband ISP network last year.

bt openreach uk telecoms engineer in the snow

25th January, 2013 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s national UK phone and internet access network, has told ISPreview.co.uk that they’re “making every effort” to return services to normal after the recent bout of “heavy snowfall” caused damage to their telecoms platform and travel disruption across the country.

bt openreach uk engineer

22nd January, 2013 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach confirms that homes and businesses in the rural village of Deddington (Oxfordshire, England) can now choose to connect via the first UK Fibre-Only Exchange (FOX) trial, which aims to replace the old copper line products with “ultra-fast” fibre optic phone and broadband (FTTP) services.

bt uk isp logo

22nd January, 2013 (5 Comments)

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has refused BT permission to extend the deadline for appealing against Ofcom’s final determination on its wholesale Ethernet charges. The regulator last year fined the telco £94,823,000 after it was found to have overcharged several broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom.

fttc-uk-bt-superfast-broadband-street-cabinet

16th January, 2013 (6 Comments)

Residents of Islip, a small civil parish village in Oxfordshire (England, UK) with a population of over 600 people, has had a superfast broadband (FTTC) ISP service installed by BTOpenreach after they successfully raised £11,000 to help fund the development.

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

15th January, 2013 (14 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s telecoms network in the United Kingdom, has announced the pricing for phase two of its “ultra-fast” 330Mbps (30Mbps uploads) capable FTTP on Demand (FTTPoD) broadband service that will be made available via FTTC (up to 80Mbps) supporting street cabinets from spring 2013.

isle of wight uk

11th January, 2013 (2 Comments)

Homes and businesses on the Isle of Wight, the largest island in England (south coast), have been hit by two separate broadband and phone outages this week after problems with BTOpenreach’s “planned maintenance” and a separate submarine fibre optic cable break impacted multiple ISPs on the island.

bt openreach logo uk

30th December, 2012 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced a series of critical price reductions, alongside a couple of expected increases for line transfers and FTTC connection fees, that are intended to slash the charges applied to UK ISPs by approximately £75m per year.

inside a uk bt fttc broadband street cabinet

30th December, 2012 (10 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s UK communications network, has announced the first ISP pilot of a new PCP-only (street cabinet) connection method for their 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband service.

fibre optic cables eclipse

27th December, 2012 (13 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK communications network, has confirmed that the first technical trial of its new 220Mbps (Megabits per second) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband product for ISPs will take place between 1st and 28th February 2013.

slow broadband speed

27th December, 2012 (2 Comments)

Most people aren’t familiar with the point at which BT identifies slow speeds as a fault on its Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband ISP network. Did you know that a fault can be declared if the line rate drops by more than 25% over a 14 day continuous period? No? Read on.

bt uk isp logo

22nd December, 2012 (5 Comments)

A two year legal battle between BT and several major ISPs has finally ended with Ofcom forcing the national UK telecoms operator to pay a fine of £94,823,000 after it was found to have overcharged the broadband providers for Backhaul Extension Services (BES) between 2004/6 and 2011.

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