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fibrus fttp street works

14th December, 2021 (7 Comments)

The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) has today raised concerns over the number of properties that will be covered by the £165m state aid supported Project Stratum rollout in Northern Ireland, which highlights that some premises may have been “commercially viable” for FTTP broadband delivery without subsidy.

Openreach Vauxhall Corsa E

13th December, 2021 (12 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT is reportedly in talks with Vauxhall in the hope of encouraging the car manufacturer to ramp-up production of their electric vehicles and move more of the construction line into the UK. The aim is to support their goal of converting Openreach’s entire fleet of engineering vans to EVs by 2030.

TalkTalk-4K-TV-NetGem-Box-UK

10th December, 2021 (14 Comments)

Budget UK ISP TalkTalk, which back in October 2021 signed a contract to harness Netgem‘s pay TV platform (here), has begun to offer a related “TV 4K Box” device for certain customers as part of a “test“. But it’s currently only available to those on their “Future Fibre” (FTTP) broadband plans (Openreach, CityFibre etc.).

openreach bt fibre optic cable hands

8th December, 2021 (22 Comments)

CityFibre has this week carried out their earlier threats by launching an appeal via the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) to challenge Ofcom’s recent approval of Openreach’s “Equinox” offer (here), which introduced a “major” price cut (details) to the incumbents Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products for UK ISPs.

snow_covered_openreach_vans_parked

8th December, 2021 (8 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their annual monitoring report, which finds that Openreach continues to “operate with a high degree of strategic and operational independence” from BT and there has been positive progress in take-up of their Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) product by rival broadband ISPs. Only a few small issues remain.

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 (19 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 (32 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 (20 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.

Project-Gigabit-UK-Gov-Investment-Scheme-2025

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 (92 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.

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