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education broadband student

7th August, 2013 (3 Comments)

It’s that time of year again. No sooner than you’ve finished school, returned from college or come home from University then you’ll have to start thinking about a new broadband and phone service for the next term. Naturally BT and Virgin Media have begun promoting their own solutions with 9 month contract terms but there are other options.

bt uk isp logo

6th August, 2013 (16 Comments)

The new 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) based and £50 a month fibre optic broadband product from BT Retail, which is called BTInfinity 4, now has a page on the ISP’s website but don’t all rush at once because you probably don’t live in an area where the service is available.

suffolk uk broadband intervention map

6th August, 2013 (9 Comments)

The Suffolk County Council has confirmed that its state aid supported £40 million contract with BT, which aims to make superfast fibre broadband services available to 85-90% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2015, has connected its first street cabinet and will now be able to connect 16 areas by September 2013 (3 months ahead of schedule).

wales uk map

5th August, 2013 (7 Comments)

The joint BT and state aid supported Superfast Cymru project, which aims to make broadband speeds of up to 80Mbps available to 96% of Welsh premises by the end of spring 2016 2015 (Q4), has revealed that 100,000 new premises in Wales will have access to the operators fibre (FTTC/P) network by the end of this year.

bt superfast broadband cabinet uk installation

5th August, 2013 (9 Comments)

BT has today signed two new state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) contracts that will help to make their fibre broadband (FTTC/P) network available to 90% of Worcestershire premises by mid-2016 and bring superfast access (25Mbps+) to 90% of Oxfordshire by the end of 2015.


5th August, 2013 (11 Comments)

The UK government’s culture secretary, Maria Miller, could withhold an extra £250m of rural superfast broadband (25Mbps+) funding from local authorities unless they do as she requested and publish vital BT coverage information. The data is needed to help smaller ISPs (altnets) build their networks and access £20m of RCBF funding.

fibre optic cables into united kingdom

3rd August, 2013 (24 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT (codename “Remedy“) and Vodafone (codename “Gerontic“) are among several major telecoms operators that have been named by former NSA employee, Edward Snowden, as helping the UK Government’s Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) to snoop on more than 200 of the world’s transatlantic fibre optic cable links.

bt building logo

2nd August, 2013 (19 Comments)

Ofcom has refused to apply “interim measures” that could have forced BSkyB to provide its Sky Sports 1 and 2 TV channels to BT’s YouView (IPTV) based platform on “fair terms“. Meanwhile the investigation into BT’s initial competition complaint against Sky will continue.

fibre optic cable storm

1st August, 2013 (19 Comments)

Ofcom has published their annual 2013 Communications Market Report, which covers everything about the United Kingdom’s media and telecom industries. The study reveals that NGA / superfast broadband (30Mbps+) ISP services are now available to 73% of the country (up from 65% last year) and uptake has surged to 17.5% (up from just 6.5%) or 3.8 million subscribers.

lancashire uk map

1st August, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Lancashire County Council (LCC) has announced the beginning of Phase 2 in its £62.5 million state aid supported project with BT to deploy superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services out to cover 97% of local premises by the end of 2014 2015.

bt sport tv and broadband

1st August, 2013 (10 Comments)

As expected BT’s consumer ISP division has today made its new BTSport TV service available to their customers, which among other things will be showing 38 live Barclays Premier League football and 69 live Aviva Premiership rugby matches. It’s also being offered for free alongside their various home broadband and phone packages.

bt borders broadband deal

31st July, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Gloucestershire County Council and its state aid supported but comically named £56.6 million Fastershire project have announced a new batch of local communities that will soon get access to BT’s latest fibre optic based FTTC/P superfast broadband network.

superfast 4gee

31st July, 2013 (7 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a website advert for EE’s 4G (4GEE) based Mobile Broadband service after rival ISP BT complained that its claim to offer a “superfast” service was misleading because it didn’t meet the governments minimum speed definition of greater than 24Mbps (Megabits).

bt uk isp logo

30th July, 2013 (10 Comments)

In a surprise announcement BT has revealed that its UK consumer division, BT Retail, will be split into two separate businesses – BTConsumer and BTBusiness – effective from 1st September 2013. But BT will continue to report figures for BTRetail as a whole until the end of the current financial year.

virgin media uk

30th July, 2013 (2 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed that they’re in final negotiations with BT to hopefully bring the new BTSport channels to customers on their own broadband and TV bundles via a new carriage deal.

bt rural fttc street cabinet

29th July, 2013 (2 Comments)

The UK government’s culture secretary, Maria Miller, has written a new letter to local councils to confirm that she has reached an agreement with BT that should require them to reveal which areas will receive a superfast broadband (FTTC/P) upgrade as part of the £1.2bn Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme.

devon and somerset uk broadband

28th July, 2013 (10 Comments)

The joint BT and state aid supported £94m Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project has just launched an official coverage map, which is designed to give locals a rough idea of when each specific area will be upgraded to fibre optic based superfast broadband (25Mbps+).

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