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20th November, 2013 (38 Comments)

The Government’s on-going “digital by default” strategy to push more services, such as tax management and farming subsidies, into an online-only state of availability has once again incurred the wrath of farmers due to the lack of adequate broadband provision in many isolated rural areas.

19th November, 2013 (3 Comments)

Residents of Dodworth village in Barnsley (South Yorkshire, England) have successfully clubbed together and raised £11,000 in order to help BT upgrade local telephone lines in the area with support for ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable superfast broadband (FTTC).

18th November, 2013 (14 Comments)

Liv Garfield has confirmed that she will step down from her role as the boss of BTOpenreach during spring 2014 and will instead become the new CEO of water company Severn Trent. Openreach is responsible for maintaining and providing access to BT’s national telecoms and broadband ISP network across the United Kingdom.

14th November, 2013 (0 Comments)

Cardiff Council has today announced plans to roll-out an “initially” free wireless Internet (wifi) hotspot service across the city centre, which BT will build by installing access points on the areas existing lamp posts and other street furniture.

13th November, 2013 (8 Comments)

The promising Cotswolds Broadband project, which aimed to roll-out an open access and 100Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to 90% of homes and businesses (5000 premises) in the Chipping Norton area of west Oxfordshire (England), has joined a similar project in Dorset (Trailways) to be rejected by local councils in favour of BT.

13th November, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a Virgin Media moan against BT’s use of “Unlimited Broadband” on its website but upheld a consumer’s complaint against a poster ad for the BTInfinity Business (FTTC) package in Manchester, which wrongly claimed to cover the recipient’s area.

12th November, 2013 (3 Comments)

The £28.5 million Connecting Cheshire project, which aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to “around” 96% of premises across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington, has today become the latest Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project to publish a roll-out map.

11th November, 2013 (29 Comments)

The Managing Director of BT’s Next Generation Access (NGA) division, Bill Murphy, has said that it and not Local Authorities are responsible for withholding the vital broadband speed and coverage (SCT) data as part of the publicly funded Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) roll-out process.

11th November, 2013 (2 Comments)

The latest update from the £132 million public and privately funded Superfast Cornwall project has confirmed that 82% of Cornwall in England (206,000 homes and businesses) can now access BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) service and this is apparently providing a “major economic boost” to local businesses.

10th November, 2013 (25 Comments)

BT’s recently launched BTSport TV service, which airs premium sport matches for free to their own broadband subscribers and at cost to others, has scored another major coup against Sky (Sky Broadband) and ITV after it gobbled up the exclusive broadcast rights to all 350 matches from the 2015 – 2018 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League (football).

8th November, 2013 (101 Comments)

BTWholesale has today furnished ISPreview.co.uk with their latest telephone exchange based roll-out update for the on-going deployment of the 21CN based Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) platform; specifically the part that supports their up to 20Mbps capable ADSL2+ solution.

5th November, 2013 (2 Comments)

The Director of broadband ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, claims to have discovered a fault with the superfast broadband FTTC (VDSL) modems that BTOpenreach distributes to new subscribers, which can affect “almost anyone running any sort of VPN” (Virtual Private Network) Internet service.

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4th November, 2013 (12 Comments)

A new survey of 1,534 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that 89.4% of respondents have at some point needed to call out a telecoms engineer (such as those dispatched by BTOpenreach or Virgin Media) to help resolve a broadband or phone issue. Sadly the majority (75.7%) said they were often dissatisfied with the final outcome.

4th November, 2013 (3 Comments)

A new Vodafone UK commissioned report from consulting firm Frontier Economics has accused BT of being in breach of its regulatory commitments by allegedly making profits of nearly £5bn more than the level that Ofcom is claimed to deem acceptable.

1st November, 2013 (11 Comments)

The UK Government’s Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey, told a debate in the House of Commons yesterday that “half” of the local Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) projects were running “ahead of schedule” and thus there was still a strong possibility of reaching the original target for 90% to be within reach of superfast broadband (25Mbps+) in 2015.

31st October, 2013 (7 Comments)

BT Group’s latest Q3-2013 (calendar) results reveal that the operators consumer and business ISP divisions have grown their fixed line broadband subscriber base by +156k in the quarter to total 6.961m (up from +95k added in Q2 and +136k in Q1), which includes 1.7m superfast BTInfinity (FTTC) customers (up by +195k in Q3 vs +197k added in Q2).

30th October, 2013 (60 Comments)

Tonight’s episode of the BBC’s popular consumer affairs TV show, Watchdog, took BTOpenreach’s “promises to keep the nation connected” to task and heavily criticised the group for failing to fix broadband and phone problems and for not being directly contactable.

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