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data centre network cables uk

18th July, 2013 (11 Comments)

Yes it could be a story linked directly to your home laundry basket but it’s not. TalkTalk has today called in Ofcom to help settle a dispute with BTOpenreach, which has refused to supply a single jumpered solution with their fully unbundled (LLU / MPF) broadband and phone lines that could potentially save UK ISPs tens of millions.

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

18th July, 2013 (43 Comments)

Last night’s grilling of BT by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which works on behalf of the House of Commons to examine public expenditure, was surely an uncomfortable experience for the telecoms giants Group Strategy Director, Sean Williams, but at the same time it also helped to clarify a few vital points.

bt sport tv and broadband

17th July, 2013 (1 Comment)

Customers of BT’s Sport TV service, which is being given away for free alongside the operators various home broadband packages (here), will between 2014 and 2018 also gain access to FA Cup matches alongside a joint deal with the BBC.


17th July, 2013 (13 Comments)

The remote island of Rathlin, which is home to around 100 people and resides just off the north coast of Northern Ireland, has been given a significant capacity upgrade thanks to BT’s trial of a new “experimental” Wireless to the Cabinet (WTTC?) broadband system.

bt old street cabinet vs fttc cabinet

17th July, 2013 (3 Comments)

The Rutland County Council (RCC) in England has today confirmed that the first community (village) to get access to BT’s new superfast broadband (FTTC/P) service through its publicly funded £3 million Digital Rutland project is North Luffenham.

uk farmer john and dog george

16th July, 2013 (7 Comments)

The government’s culture secretary, Maria Miller MP, and BT have met local action groups (some of which were smaller ISPs) in an effort to resolve the impasse over which parts of the UK will not gain access to superfast broadband (25Mbps+). It’s currently hard for alternative operators to fill the gaps without first knowing where the gaps are.

bt wifi uk

15th July, 2013 (2 Comments)

BT WiFi has today announced that its free wifi wireless internet hotspots will be rolled out to 140 Young’s and Geronimo pubs and bars in London and the South East over the next five months.

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

11th July, 2013 (7 Comments)

The government’s Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey, has confirmed that two thirds of the projects that were initially designed to help deliver superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services to 90% of the United Kingdom by 2015 are now underway and the remaining 15 contracts should be “agreed shortly“.

uk region map

11th July, 2013 (10 Comments)

Ofcom has today proposed several new measures that would effectively force BT to cut the cost of their fixed line wholesale broadband services (WLR, SMPF, MPF) to Internet providers (ISP) and redefine which parts of the United Kingdom (UK) should be subject to related regulation or indeed de-regulation.

dorset england uk

10th July, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Dorset County Council (DCC) in central southern England has today signed a new state-aid supported £31.75 million deal with BT to expand its fibre optic based (FTTC/P) broadband ISP services to cover 97% of the region within the next three and a half years (i.e. late 2017).

bt hub 4 frontside

10th July, 2013 (24 Comments)

BT has today announced yet another new HomeHub 5 router that includes special support for their superfast broadband (FTTC) based BTInfinity packages by adding a built-in VDSL2 modem, the latest ultrafast Gigabit capable 802.11ac WiFi technology and 4 GigE (1000Mbps Ethernet) ports.

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.

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