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bt superfast broadband fttc street cabinet uk install

24th April, 2013 (10 Comments)

BTOpenreach has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that the first locations to trial its FTTC (VDSL2) Vectoring (ITU-T G.993.5) technology in the United Kingdom, which could eventually help ISPs to deliver download speeds of up to 200Mbps (Megabits), will take place in Barnet (London) and Braintree (Essex) in England.

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19th April, 2013 (91 Comments)

BTWholesale has revealed the seemingly imminent launch of a new ISP trial to test the operators first wires-only self install superfast broadband service (no engineer required), which could dramatically cut the setup cost and contract length of UK FTTC lines. A trial of VDSL Vectoring (faster FTTC speeds) is also on the cards.

bt uk isp logo

17th April, 2013 (1 Comment)

ISP BT Retail has changed the terms of its Yahoo! Mail (e.g. @btinternet.com and @openworld.com addresses) based email accounts so that, effective from 17th June 2013, any customers who have not used their mail accounts for more than 150 days will find the account closed.

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

17th April, 2013 (3 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council (NCC) in North East England has today signed a new £18.9 million state aid supported deal with BT that will make superfast broadband (25Mbps+) speeds available to 91% of premises by early 2016 (95% will be covered by the fibre optic based FTTC network but some won’t be “superfast“).

cable theft and damage uk police

12th April, 2013 (1 Comment)

BT has apologised to around 1,600 homes and businesses in Cheltenham (Gloucestershire, England) after an attempted cable theft from under a manhole cover in Bath Parade resulted in many premises being left without broadband and phone services for two weeks.

the networked readiness index 2013 map

12th April, 2013 (18 Comments)

The World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Information Technology Report 2013, which ranks 144 countries by their information and communication technologies (ICTs) capability and includes a lengthy defence of FTTC by BT. A strong broadband market is also one of many factors that push the United Kingdom up three places to rank 7th overall.

fibre optic broadband cables

9th April, 2013 (24 Comments)

BT has today confirmed that its national £2.5bn commercial rollout of fibre optic based superfast broadband (FTTC / FTTP) ISP services, which is set to reach 66% of the UK by spring 2014 (18 months ahead of schedule), has now passed more than 15 million premises (the operators 2014 target is for 19m).

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

8th April, 2013 (45 Comments)

The seemingly endless tit-for-tat row between BT and TalkTalk over competition in the growing market for fibre optic based superfast broadband (FTTC and FTTP) services took another hostile turn over the weekend after BT’s CEO, Ian Livingston, accused rival ISPs of “trying to stop the fibre programme so they can sweat their own copper assets“.

cumbria broadband map uk

4th April, 2013 (1 Comment)

The huge state aid supported Connecting Cumbria project, which will see BT deploy its FTTC/P based superfast broadband ISP technologies to cover over 93% of the county by the end of 2015, is facing the risk of fresh delays due to the need for an additional layer of EU competition approval before funding can be released.

bt openreach logo uk

3rd April, 2013 (4 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national broadband and phone network in the United Kingdom, has published “substantial price reductions” of up to 50% for its 100Mbps to 10Gbps capable Ethernet and Leased Line services to business customers, ISPs and mobile operators.

united kingdom

2nd April, 2013 (8 Comments)

The UK government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has rejected a new framework proposal that could have helped smaller internet providers (altnets) to challenge BT and secure a slice of public funding in order to rollout new rural superfast broadband networks.

fibre optic cables eclipse

28th March, 2013 (91 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national telecoms network in the United Kingdom, has today confirmed the final pricing and launch date for its premium “ultra-fast” 330Mbps (30Mbps uploads) capable FTTP-on-Demand (FTTPoD) based fibre optic broadband service (this will be available to all FTTC supporting lines).

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

27th March, 2013 (3 Comments)

It’s back on. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London (England) has finally resolved last year’s dispute over street cabinet placement with BT (here), which saw the operator withdraw from plans to make superfast broadband (FTTC) ISP services available to 34,200 premises in the area.

fibre optic cable wave

27th March, 2013 (4 Comments)

The Shropshire County Council (SCC) and BT have today signed a new £24.6 million deal that will make superfast broadband speeds of up to 80Mbps (FTTC/P) available to 93% of local homes and businesses (helping 130,000 premises) by the end of Spring 2016 (excludes the Telford & Wrekin Council area).

rothbury

27th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

The rural Northumberland (England, UK) town of Rothbury, which is home to around 2,000 people, looks set to benefit from a new super-fast broadband ISP network after the county council, BT and GreySky Consulting signed a new deal that will use £460,000 of funding from DEFRA’s £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund.

scotland map

26th March, 2013 (3 Comments)

It’s been a long time coming but Scotland’s Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has finally signed its “most ambitious” contract worth £146 million with BT, which will make superfast broadband (FTTC/P) ISP services available to 84% of premises in the Highlands and Islands by the end of 2016.

virgin media uk

22nd March, 2013 (2 Comments)

BT, Virgin Media and other ISPs have officially started blocking their broadband customers from being able to access three websites – Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents – that were last month found by London’s High Court to be facilitating internet piracy (copyright infringement).

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