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bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

8th April, 2013 (45 Comments)

The seemingly endless tit-for-tat row between BT and TalkTalk over competition in the growing market for fibre optic based superfast broadband (FTTC and FTTP) services took another hostile turn over the weekend after BT’s CEO, Ian Livingston, accused rival ISPs of “trying to stop the fibre programme so they can sweat their own copper assets“.

cumbria broadband map uk

4th April, 2013 (1 Comment)

The huge state aid supported Connecting Cumbria project, which will see BT deploy its FTTC/P based superfast broadband ISP technologies to cover over 93% of the county by the end of 2015, is facing the risk of fresh delays due to the need for an additional layer of EU competition approval before funding can be released.

bt openreach logo uk

3rd April, 2013 (4 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national broadband and phone network in the United Kingdom, has published “substantial price reductions” of up to 50% for its 100Mbps to 10Gbps capable Ethernet and Leased Line services to business customers, ISPs and mobile operators.

united kingdom

2nd April, 2013 (8 Comments)

The UK government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has rejected a new framework proposal that could have helped smaller internet providers (altnets) to challenge BT and secure a slice of public funding in order to rollout new rural superfast broadband networks.

fibre optic cables eclipse

28th March, 2013 (91 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national telecoms network in the United Kingdom, has today confirmed the final pricing and launch date for its premium “ultra-fast” 330Mbps (30Mbps uploads) capable FTTP-on-Demand (FTTPoD) based fibre optic broadband service (this will be available to all FTTC supporting lines).

bt rural fibre broadband cabinet uk

27th March, 2013 (3 Comments)

It’s back on. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London (England) has finally resolved last year’s dispute over street cabinet placement with BT (here), which saw the operator withdraw from plans to make superfast broadband (FTTC) ISP services available to 34,200 premises in the area.

fibre optic cable wave

27th March, 2013 (4 Comments)

The Shropshire County Council (SCC) and BT have today signed a new £24.6 million deal that will make superfast broadband speeds of up to 80Mbps (FTTC/P) available to 93% of local homes and businesses (helping 130,000 premises) by the end of Spring 2016 (excludes the Telford & Wrekin Council area).

rothbury

27th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

The rural Northumberland (England, UK) town of Rothbury, which is home to around 2,000 people, looks set to benefit from a new super-fast broadband ISP network after the county council, BT and GreySky Consulting signed a new deal that will use £460,000 of funding from DEFRA’s £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund.

scotland map

26th March, 2013 (3 Comments)

It’s been a long time coming but Scotland’s Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has finally signed its “most ambitious” contract worth £146 million with BT, which will make superfast broadband (FTTC/P) ISP services available to 84% of premises in the Highlands and Islands by the end of 2016.

virgin media uk

22nd March, 2013 (2 Comments)

BT, Virgin Media and other ISPs have officially started blocking their broadband customers from being able to access three websites – Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents – that were last month found by London’s High Court to be facilitating internet piracy (copyright infringement).

hampshire uk map

21st March, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Hampshire County Council (HCC) has today signed a state aid supported £13.8m contract with BT to make super-fast broadband (24Mbps+) ISP connectivity available to “at least” 90% of all local premises by the end of 2015 (i.e. around 57,000 homes and businesses in the county).

bt openreach logo uk

21st March, 2013 (2 Comments)

Ofcom has warned that a delay with moving Customer Side Records (CSR) to separated computer systems means that BT is now in breach of its 2005 Undertakings, which committed the operator to a “functional separation” of systems and processes to support the development of “effective competition” in the UK telecoms market.

bt borders broadband deal

20th March, 2013 (6 Comments)

The Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) has announced the first areas to benefit from its state aid supported project with neighbouring Herefordshire, which aims to make superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services available 90% of homes and businesses in both English (UK) counties by the end of 2016 and 100% by 2018.

lancashire uk map

19th March, 2013 (1 Comment)

The Lancashire County Council (LCC) has confirmed that its state aid supported project with BT, which aims to roll-out superfast broadband (30Mbps+) ISP services to 97% of local homes and businesses, has finally got underway with the first areas being announced. Sadly the end date has also been put back by around one year.

binfield heath broadband map

18th March, 2013 (31 Comments)

Residents of the isolated Binfield Heath village in Oxfordshire (England) have clubbed together to raise £60,000 in order to help cover some of BT’s costs for rolling out superfast broadband (FTTC) technology in the area, which currently suffers from internet download speeds of just 1Mbps or less.

bt fttc fttp fibre optic broadband cabinet uk

18th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) has today signed a new £16.26 million contract with BT that will provide “world class fibre broadband speeds” to 53,000 local homes and businesses. Sadly the final time-scales, speeds and targets seem to be unclear.

kent uk map

18th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Kent County Council (KCC) in England has this morning awarded a £39.47 million contract, which will ensure that 91% of local homes and businesses gain access to superfast broadband ISP speeds of 25Mbps+ by the end of 2015, to BT.

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