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bt uk isp logo

10th July, 2013 (19 Comments)

The consumer division of BT has confirmed that it will shortly launch a new BTInfinity 300 ultrafast broadband package using Openreach’s fastest Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) product, which will offer download speeds of up to 300Mbps (20Mbps uploads) from £50 a month.

scotland map

9th July, 2013 (4 Comments)

The government of Scotland has today signed a state aid supported £264 million deal with BT that will make “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 85% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2015 and around 95% by the end of 2017. As before we don’t know what proportion of those will get “superfast” (25Mbps+) speeds.

bt openreach fibre optic cable install

9th July, 2013 (8 Comments)

Alcatel-Lucent has posted some tantalising details from its recent trial of future G.Fast and prototype Vectoring 2.0 technology at Telekom Austria, which could one day push today’s up to 80Mbps capable FTTC (VDSL2) broadband ISP lines to deliver speeds of up to 1100Mbps (1.1Gbps).

fibre optic cable 4 fiberevolution.com

9th July, 2013 (10 Comments)

The Co-Founder and CTO of UK ISP Timico, Trefor Davies, has called for “government intervention” to split off the “rural bits” of BTOpenreach’s network (BT can keep the urban bits that compete with Virgin Media) and to help rollout a truly national ultrafast fibre optic (FTTP) service to every home and business.

bt fttc fttp fibre optic broadband cabinet uk

8th July, 2013 (2 Comments)

The £41 million state aid supported scheme to roll-out BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) ISP network to more than 80% of Norfolk’s (England) premises by the end of 2015 has confirmed that the first communities are now live and more will soon follow.

copper cable pile

6th July, 2013 (4 Comments)

BT has teamed up with the police to release a well-polished video that is intended to help raise awareness and educate younger people about how much damage the theft of their vital copper telecoms cable can do, not just to businesses but also to ordinary people.

fttc bt cabinet internals

5th July, 2013 (5 Comments)

BTOpenreach has launched a new Next Generation Access (NGA) test facility to help UK ISPs conduct live network tests of new broadband services and devices before making them available. The operator has also revealed a bit more information about the “filter” options for their forthcoming self-install FTTC superfast broadband product(s).

superfast broadband uptake map q1 2013

5th July, 2013 (4 Comments)

The latest map from Point Topic has revealed that uptake of superfast broadband (30Mbps+) based internet connections in the United Kingdom has now reached 20% (Q1-2013), which is largely thanks to Virgin Media’s effort to double its customers speeds and thus lift several million consumers into the same area of performance.

bt engineer cutting fibre optic cable

5th July, 2013 (9 Comments)

The National Audit Office (NAO), which is responsible for scrutinising the value for money of public spending in the United Kingdom, has described the government’s national £1.2bn superfast broadband roll-out scheme as “moving forward late“, lacking “strong competition to protect public value” and being underfunded.

broadband farming uk

4th July, 2013 (9 Comments)

The government’s culture secretary, Maria Miller, has written to a group of smaller UK ISPs (altnets) and called them to a 15th July 2013 summit with BT where she will attempt to find a solution to the “final 10%” problem (i.e. nobody is quite sure where it is).

fibre optic cables eclipse

3rd July, 2013 (3 Comments)

The national UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today launched a new consultation that proposes to boost competition for superfast broadband (FTTC and FTTP) services by cutting the wholesale cost of switching between ISPs on BT’s network to £10-£15 and slashing contract lengths for migrations to just 1 month. BTOpenreach will also face stiffer rules.

broadband east london uk skyline

2nd July, 2013 (8 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s national UK telecoms network, has revealed that 2.7 Million apartments (Multi Dwelling Units) or high rise buildings around the United Kingdom can now access its superfast broadband service (i.e. up to 80Mbps FTTC or 330Mbps capable FTTP). But 550k more will soon follow.

bt uk isp logo

2nd July, 2013 (11 Comments)

Customers who take one of the unlimited usage based fixed line BT Business Broadband packages should note that the ISP has quietly increased its monthly prices by £1 (+vat). Similarly the one-off router delivery charge has also been increased from £6 up to £8.

bt copper cable thieves

1st July, 2013 (4 Comments)

Police in West London have arrested eight of BTOpenreach’s telecoms engineers and another thirty have been suspended after bosses at BT were allegedly tipped off about a fake car clamping business that had netted the fraudsters around £200,000.

north lincolnshire uk

28th June, 2013 (1 Comment)

The North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire Councils have today signed a new state aid supported £5.7 million contract that will see BT expand the reach of its “high-speed fibre” broadband (FTTC/P) connectivity to cover 89% of local homes and businesses by the end of Spring 2015. But how many of the 89% will be “superfast” (25Mbps+)?

devon and somerset uk broadband

28th June, 2013 (4 Comments)

The £94 million state aid supported joint Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services available to “around” 90% of local premises by the end of 2016 (original news) has today confirmed the first towns and villages to be upgraded.

bt sport tv and broadband

28th June, 2013 (22 Comments)

Some customers of the BT Vision TV (IPTV) service could this weekend lose access to the Sky Sports 1 and 2 TV channels unless they have a good standard broadband connection or take the operators superfast BTInfinity (FTTC) service alongside their package.

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