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isle of wight uk

14th August, 2013 (1 Comment)

The Isle of Wight council, which resides just off the coast of central southern England, has voted to defer the decision on whether to award their £3 million+ state aid supported contract for upgrading the islands broadband infrastructure to BT. Concerns about funding, the lack of “neutral information” (too reliant on BT) and competition were all raised.


14th August, 2013 (23 Comments)

BT’s former Chief Technology Officer and a man whom has since become an outspoken critique of the operator, Dr Peter Cochrane, recently had another bash after he appeared on a special episode of the BBC’s Newsnight TV show to help examine the problematic issue of rural broadband coverage.

uk fibre optic fttc cable

14th August, 2013 (7 Comments)

The Essex County Council (ECC) in England will today become the latest UK local authority to sign a major state aid supported deal with telecoms giant BT, which will allow the operator to extend the reach of its “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to “around” 87% of premises by the end of summer 2016 (the rest will get at least 2Mbps).

fttc uk broadband cabinets

13th August, 2013 (0 Comments)

The £41 million state aid supported Better Broadband for Norfolk project in England, which is a joint project between the government (BDUK), county council and BT, has revealed the next batch of 71 local communities that can expect an upgrade to superfast broadband (FTTC/P) technology.

bt openreach cable maintenance

12th August, 2013 (12 Comments)

The Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) has awarded its state aid supported £20 million contract for expanding the coverage of fibre optic based broadband connectivity to BT, which aims to make it’s up to 80Mbps capable FTTC network available to 95% of local premises by the end of March 2016 (the rest will get at least 2Mbps).


10th August, 2013 (2 Comments)

An interesting new study from social media analyst WaveMetrix has taken a look at the United Kingdom’s biggest broadband ISPs to discover which gives the best support via Twitter. The study found that good support is about more than being the fastest to reply. Just ask Virgin Media, which wasn’t the fastest like Sky Broadband but still did well.

uk fibre optic broadband development

9th August, 2013 (1 Comment)

The £45 million Connecting Cambridgeshire (England) scheme, which is currently rolling out BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services to 90% of local premises by the end of 2015, has won an extra £1.173m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to help get businesses connected.

fibre optic uk cables

9th August, 2013 (9 Comments)

BT has today signed another state aid supported £27 million scheme with Derbyshire County Council (DCC), which aims to help expand the coverage of their fibre optic (FTTC/P) based broadband network to reach 95% of local premises by the end of 2016.

oxfordshire bt superfast broadband rollout map

9th August, 2013 (3 Comments)

The state aid supported £25 million Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme, which was signed last week (here) and aims to bring superfast internet access (25Mbps+) to 90% of Oxfordshire by the end of 2015, has published a map of the expected rollout locations.

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.

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