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12th April, 2022 (16 Comments)

Openreach has today announced that they will soon pilot a new “Advanced Install” service for those taking one of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP products, which is designed to address situations where an installation might be more complex than usual (e.g. business and public sector users).

wales uk map broadband dragon

9th April, 2022 (14 Comments)

The Building Digital UK team has published a new Public Review (PR) consultation for Wales, which reveals that some 327,174 premises might need state aid help under the Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout scheme in order to access 1Gbps speeds (rising to 984,806 if including ‘Under Review‘ premises).

BT Staff and Recruits UK

7th April, 2022 (33 Comments)

The BT Group (inc. Openreach, Plusnet and EE) has today proposed to award frontline broadband and telecoms workers a £1,500 consolidated pay increase. But the Communications Workers Union, which represents c.40,000 of the operator’s UK staff, has rejected this and moved to “prepare for a statutory industrial action ballot.“

Fire sparks particles with flames isolated on black background

7th April, 2022 (10 Comments)

The details remain unclear, but a “suspected” arson attack against Openreach’s (BT) network infrastructure in Staplehurst (Kent, England), which we believe occurred around mid-morning yesterday, has resulted in a loss of broadband and phone connectivity for 7,400 homes and businesses in the area.

vodafone_uk_pro_broadband

6th April, 2022 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator and UK ISP Vodafone has today enhanced their existing “Together” bundle of fixed line broadband (FTTC or FTTP) and mobile plans (4G or 5G) with the addition of family rewards, as well as an additional SIM discount and Norton 360 Premium for online sector and parental controls.

sky broadband uk tv 2020

6th April, 2022 (27 Comments)

As first predicted on Monday (here), UK ISP Sky Broadband has today officially confirmed the launch of their new Gigafast Package for homes, which offers average download speeds of 900Mbps (90Mbps uploads) via Openreach’s national Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

Shell Energy Broadband

5th April, 2022 (1 Comment)

Energy provider and UK ISP Shell Energy has enhanced the existing discount on some of their full fibre (FTTP) broadband packages (specifically the 500Mbps and 900Mbps plans) by adding a £50 bill credit for new customers. The new offer is expected to run until 3rd July 2022.

sky broadband router SR203

4th April, 2022 (47 Comments)

Credible sources have informed ISPreview that UK ISP Sky Broadband (Comcast, Sky TV) are about to launch a new 900Mbps “Gigafast” package for homes, which will continue to be based off Openreach’s 1000Mbps (115Mbps upload) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) product tier and should cost £55 per month.

BT Staff and Recruits UK

30th March, 2022 (30 Comments)

The Communications Workers Union (CWU), which represents around 40,000 staff at the UK telecoms and broadband ISP giant BT (inc. Openreach and EE), has rejected a new pay offer from the operator – described as a flat rate of £1,200 – as “insulting” given the “rising inflation and squeeze on household incomes.”

bt_digital_voice_alexa_handset

29th March, 2022 (64 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has paused the national UK rollout of their new Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) style Digital Voice product after complaints due to recent service outages. The service is designed to replace their old analogue phone service and is typically offered alongside broadband packages.

Natalie-Ceeney

28th March, 2022 (13 Comments)

Network provider Openreach, which as part of their deal with Ofcom (legal separation from BT) is required to maintain an independent governance structure, has today announced the appointment of Natalie Ceeney as a non-executive member to its Board. Natalie replaces Liz Benison, who will step down on 30th April 2022.

CF cityfibre Cab Chamber photo

28th March, 2022 (28 Comments)

Last year we reported that UK ISP Zen Internet was preparing to make their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband packages on CityFibre’s new network available nationwide (here). A new deal has now been signed that sees Zen making an exclusive long-term volume commitment across CF’s entire network plan.

andrews and arnold isp logo aaisp 2015

26th March, 2022 (102 Comments)

We recently reported that UK ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) had nearly completed a major upgrade of their network (here), which would enable them to launch faster Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband packages (Openreach’s platform). The good news is these are now live, a little earlier than expected.

Female Engineer at Fibre Exchange

25th March, 2022 (26 Comments)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA), which represents UK alternative full fibre and fixed wireless broadband ISP networks, has warned that Openreach’s (BT) plan to close 4,600 exchanges creates a huge and costly problem for many of their rivals in the alternative network space.

vodafone gigafast broadband router front

23rd March, 2022 (37 Comments)

Some of Vodafone’s potential UK broadband ISP customers, specifically those trying to order one of their Openreach powered Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) plans, have run into an unusual problem that limits their choice of package to a top speed of 200Mbps (instead of 900Mbps+). But don’t worry, it’s only a temporary measure.

new build house fttp openreach engineer photo

22nd March, 2022 (14 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has today announced a new 6-month special offer to support UK trials of “accelerated migrations” for their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband service, which is focused on making it quicker for ISPs to move existing customers from copper to full fibre lines.

vodafone_gigafast_broadband_router_front

21st March, 2022 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK has today announced that they’ve extended the availability of their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband packages – via both Openreach and CityFibre’s national network platforms – to include small business (small office / home office) customers.

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