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cumbria broadband map uk

29th November, 2012 (4 Comments)

The joint BT and Cumbria (England) project, which is seeking to ensure that more than 93% of local people can access a superfast broadband service by the end of 2015 (the last 7% have been promised speeds of at least 2Mbps), has today released more details about their £50.8m plan and targets.

bt fttc fttp fibre optic broadband cabinet uk

29th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Borders Broadband project, a partnership between Herefordshire and Gloucestershire County Councils that aims to boost the coverage of superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services in related area(s) to reach 90% of local people, has effectively handed the contract to BT by granting the operator “preferred bidder” status.

bt_privacy_fail

27th November, 2012 (2 Comments)

BT has been accused of negligence after one of its customers discovered that the national telecoms operator had made it easy for anybody to gain access to personal customer account names and add unwanted services to another user’s phone line without their permission.

fiber optic cable blue

27th November, 2012 (4 Comments)

The Superfast Cornwall project, which is working with BT to make superfast broadband solutions available to at least 80% of premises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014, has uploaded a video demo from its recent trial of a 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable “hyper-fast” fibre optic service using the latest XGPON (10G-PON) standard.

geo networks uk

24th November, 2012 (16 Comments)

Several Lancashire based broadband ISPs, including LonsdaleNET, B4RN, TalkTalk and others, suffered a serious loss of internet connectivity that lasted for over 10 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday after BTOpenreach engineers accidentally cut through a vital GEO fibre optic cable.

btopenreach uk van

21st November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Customers of both BT and TalkTalk’s broadband ISP and phone network appear to be suffering from a “total loss of service” this week after a series of possible cable damage or theft events cut connectivity to thousands of homes around various parts of the United Kingdom.

shelone_road_wales_uk

16th November, 2012 (12 Comments)

Two residents of Shelone Road in the south Wales (UK) town of Briton Ferry (Llansawel) have expressed anger and frustration towards BTOpenreach engineers, whom were allegedly rude to them, after one of BT’s new superfast broadband (FTTC) street cabinets was installed outside their home.

bt wifi uk

13th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

BT WiFi has announced that its global wifi network is now home to 7.5 million public wireless internet hotspots (4.5m in the UK), which are offered free to the ISPs existing fixed-line broadband ISP customers but everybody else has to pay a small fee.

uk fibre optic fttc cable

13th November, 2012 (5 Comments)

BT has said that the United Kingdom is already in the “vanguard of fibre deployment” within Europe and called upon the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee to release detailed economic modelling to support their latest proposal, which demands speeds of 100Mbps for every home in the EU by 2020.

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

12th November, 2012 (3 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), in partnership with Wiltshire Council (WC), have become the latest local authorities to pick BT as the “preferred bidder” for their joint UK Local Broadband Plan (LBP), which aims to make superfast broadband speeds of 24Mbps+ available to 90% of local people by spring 2015.

broadband speed dial

10th November, 2012 (7 Comments)

The network director for BT’s Superfast Cornwall project, Jeremy Stevenson-Barnes, has suggested that the operators trial of new Broadband Regenerator equipment could in the future be used to boost some of the slowest copper ADSL or ADSL2+ broadband speeds from hundreds of kilobits per second (Kbps) to 3-4Mbps (Megabits).

fibre optic cables eclipse

9th November, 2012 (53 Comments)

BT has used the latest XG-PON (i.e. 10G-PON or ITU-T G.987) hardware from ZTE to demonstrate its “hyper-fast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service delivering speeds of up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) to a business in Cornwall (Arcol – based outside Truro), which equates to around 10,000Mbps (Megabits).

bt street cabinet fttc deployment

8th November, 2012 (3 Comments)

The Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of business ISP Timico UK, Trefor Davies, recently had a BT film crew turn up to record the events as his local street cabinet and home connectivity were upgraded to support superfast broadband (FTTC) technology; that video has now been posted.

bt-uk-fibre-optic-cable-duct

8th November, 2012 (8 Comments)

The UK government’s Culture Secretary, Maria Miller MP, will today fly out to Brussels with the hope of persuading the European Commission (EC) to grant final approval for the release of state aid funding, which would allow local authorities to proceed with their national roll-out of superfast broadband services.

uk mains power and electricity

3rd November, 2012 (6 Comments)

UK Power Networks, which delivers electricity to 8 million homes and businesses across London, the South East and East of England, has angrily refuted claims by the CEO of BTOpenreach, Liv Garfield, that it’s acting as a “monopoly” by making some of BT’s street cabinets too commercially unviable to upgrade with superfast broadband (FTTC).

bt superfast broadband cabinet uk installation

2nd November, 2012 (7 Comments)

The boss of BTOpenreach has described UK Power Networks, which maintains the electricity network for London, the East and South East of England, as a “monopoly” because of the huge disparity of costs for supplying power to BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC) street cabinets.

bt uk isp logo

1st November, 2012 (0 Comments)

BT’s latest Q3 financial results to 30th September 2012 have today revealed that their UK retail broadband ISP subscriber base grew by +81,000 to reach a total of 6,446,000 (875,000 of which are FTTC/P superfast BTInfinity subscribers). This represents a slight slowdown from the +136k added in Q1 and +85k in Q2.

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