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bt openreach uk engineer

13th December, 2012 (3 Comments)

Thousands of internet users have been knocked offline this morning after BT’s 20CN and 21CN broadband network in Scotland, Northern Ireland and some of North West England was hit by an unspecified fault at one of the operators “metro nodes” in Scotland. Multiple UK ISPs are being affected.

derry uk

7th December, 2012 (6 Comments)

This week the UK government awarded £50m to help twelve “smaller cities” expand the coverage of “ultra-fast” broadband (80-100Mbps+) and “high speed” public wifi services into neglected areas. But some of the cities, such as Derry in Northern Ireland and Portsmouth in England, already have near perfect availability of “superfast” connectivity.

cityscape uk

5th December, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK government’s Chancellor, George Osborne MP, has today announced his Autumn Statement and revealed the final list of 12 “smaller cities” that will benefit from around £50m (Urban Broadband Fund) to help expand the coverage of “ultra-fast” broadband (80-100Mbps+) and “high speed” public wifi services into neglected areas.

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

5th December, 2012 (21 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national UK telecoms network, has slashed the monthly price of its “ultra-fast” 330Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband service by a whopping 37%! Installation prices for the operators new On Demand (FTTPoD) solution have also been revealed.

broadband east london uk skyline

3rd December, 2012 (1 Comment)

Cable operator Virgin Media has written to the UK government’s culture secretary, Maria Miller, with a series of recommendations for changing the £150m+ Urban Broadband Fund. The UBF aims to support the roll-out of “ultrafast” broadband services and fast public wifi, although Virgin and BT have already threatened it with legal action.

bt openreach uk engineer

3rd December, 2012 (2 Comments)

BTOpenreach engineers have been dispatched after BT declared that a Major Service Outage (MSO) had this morning struck its 21CN based broadband ISP services across the south of England, London and Birmingham areas, which has caused customers of multiple providers to lose connectivity.

flood uk

30th November, 2012 (19 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to and maintains BT’s national UK phone and broadband network, looks set to suffer worsening delays to the provision of new services after the recent spate of “extremely high rainfall and some flooding” forced the group to re-focus its telecoms engineers on repair work.

cumbria broadband map uk

29th November, 2012 (4 Comments)

The joint BT and Cumbria (England) project, which is seeking to ensure that more than 93% of local people can access a superfast broadband service by the end of 2015 (the last 7% have been promised speeds of at least 2Mbps), has today released more details about their £50.8m plan and targets.

bt fttc fttp fibre optic broadband cabinet uk

29th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Borders Broadband project, a partnership between Herefordshire and Gloucestershire County Councils that aims to boost the coverage of superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services in related area(s) to reach 90% of local people, has effectively handed the contract to BT by granting the operator “preferred bidder” status.

bt_privacy_fail

27th November, 2012 (2 Comments)

BT has been accused of negligence after one of its customers discovered that the national telecoms operator had made it easy for anybody to gain access to personal customer account names and add unwanted services to another user’s phone line without their permission.

fiber optic cable blue

27th November, 2012 (4 Comments)

The Superfast Cornwall project, which is working with BT to make superfast broadband solutions available to at least 80% of premises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014, has uploaded a video demo from its recent trial of a 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable “hyper-fast” fibre optic service using the latest XGPON (10G-PON) standard.

geo networks uk

24th November, 2012 (16 Comments)

Several Lancashire based broadband ISPs, including LonsdaleNET, B4RN, TalkTalk and others, suffered a serious loss of internet connectivity that lasted for over 10 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday after BTOpenreach engineers accidentally cut through a vital GEO fibre optic cable.

btopenreach uk van

21st November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Customers of both BT and TalkTalk’s broadband ISP and phone network appear to be suffering from a “total loss of service” this week after a series of possible cable damage or theft events cut connectivity to thousands of homes around various parts of the United Kingdom.

shelone_road_wales_uk

16th November, 2012 (12 Comments)

Two residents of Shelone Road in the south Wales (UK) town of Briton Ferry (Llansawel) have expressed anger and frustration towards BTOpenreach engineers, whom were allegedly rude to them, after one of BT’s new superfast broadband (FTTC) street cabinets was installed outside their home.

bt wifi uk

13th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

BT WiFi has announced that its global wifi network is now home to 7.5 million public wireless internet hotspots (4.5m in the UK), which are offered free to the ISPs existing fixed-line broadband ISP customers but everybody else has to pay a small fee.

uk fibre optic fttc cable

13th November, 2012 (5 Comments)

BT has said that the United Kingdom is already in the “vanguard of fibre deployment” within Europe and called upon the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee to release detailed economic modelling to support their latest proposal, which demands speeds of 100Mbps for every home in the EU by 2020.

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

12th November, 2012 (3 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council (SGC), in partnership with Wiltshire Council (WC), have become the latest local authorities to pick BT as the “preferred bidder” for their joint UK Local Broadband Plan (LBP), which aims to make superfast broadband speeds of 24Mbps+ available to 90% of local people by spring 2015.

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