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bt copper cable theft sign

12th February, 2013 (17 Comments)

The Metropolitan Police have jailed two adult men for stealing a “large quantity” of BT’s copper telephone cable while they posed as local workmen, which resulted in a total loss of fixed line broadband ISP and phone services to hundreds of premises in Teddington and Sussex (England) during May 2012.

uk fibre optic broadband cable

12th February, 2013 (63 Comments)

National UK telecoms operator BT has today announced a final list of 99 telephone exchanges that will soon be able to receive its latest 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) or “ultra-fast” 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based superfast broadband ISP products through their commercial roll-out.

superfast cornwall

11th February, 2013 (4 Comments)

The £132m Superfast Cornwall scheme, which aims to roll-out fibre optic based broadband (FTTC etc.) ISP services to “at least” 80% of homes and businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014, has achieved a “major milestone” after it became available to around 125,000 Cornish premises (i.e. 50% coverage).

bt fttc fttp fibre optic broadband cabinet uk

6th February, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) confirms that BT has been picked as the “preferred supplier” to help every household in the county gain access to a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) ISP connection by March 2017 (note: 90% coverage for speeds of 25Mbps+ is set for 2015).

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).

bt uk isp logo

1st February, 2013 (11 Comments)

Internet provider BT Retail has today introduced “Totally Unlimited Broadband” on all but its entry level offerings, some of which were already supposed to be “unlimited” in the first place. The key difference appears to be a policy change and related products are now “free from traffic management” (e.g. P2P and video streaming restrictions).

bt uk isp logo

1st February, 2013 (0 Comments)

National UK telecoms operator BT has today released its latest Q4-2012 financial results, which revealed that their retail broadband ISP subscriber base grew by +122k (up from +88k in Q3-2012) to total 6,569,000 customers (more than 1m of which are fibre optic based BTInfinity superfast broadband subscribers).

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.

devon and somerset uk broadband

22nd January, 2013 (3 Comments)

The joint Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project in England, which is worth over £100m and hopes to make superfast broadband speeds of 25Mbps+ available to 85% of local premises by 2015 (rising to 100% by 2020), has been delayed following “significant” contract issues with BT.

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.

wales uk map

20th January, 2013 (7 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has now “officially started work” on the national roll-out of its £425m scheme to make superfast broadband speeds of at least 30Mbps (Megabits per second) available to 96% of homes and businesses in Wales (United Kingdom) by the end of 2015. But many details remain unknown.

geo networks uk

17th January, 2013 (68 Comments)

Chris Smedley, the boss of dedicated fibre optic provider GEO Networks, has warned in a new video interview that without better regulation from Ofcom it will remain “almost impossible to take on BT” in the United Kingdom’s broadband market; especially in terms of gaining economically viable access to the operators cable ducts and poles.

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