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fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

17th May, 2013 (14 Comments)

BTOpenreach has launched a new “Plus” variant of its Physical Infrastructure Access (PIA) product, which allows rival ISPs access to use BT’s underground cable ducts and telegraph poles. The updated solution has been designed to meet the latest EU rules governing the use of state aid to improve UK broadband infrastructure.

west_sussex_uk_map

15th May, 2013 (6 Comments)

The West Sussex County Council (WSCC) in southern England has today signed a new £20.1 million state aid supported contract with BT that will aim to make superfast broadband (25Mbps+) ISP connections available to 98% of local premises by the “start” of Spring 2016 (the rest will get at least 2Mbps).

bt wifi uk

14th May, 2013 (0 Comments)

BT WiFi has announced that it’s now home to a network of 5 Million public Wi-Fi hotspots in the United Kingdom and Ireland. But most of those come from customers of BT’s Total Broadband packages and its FON supporting routers that automatically turn home connections into public wifi access points.

computer user

13th May, 2013 (8 Comments)

At some point nearly all of us, for good or ill, will need to contact our broadband ISP or phone provider but how hard is it to find the correct details and what sort of support services are on offer? ISPreview.co.uk took a long look at ten of the UK’s best known providers to see how they compared.

bt uk isp logo

10th May, 2013 (26 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT has today posted their latest financial results to 31st March 2013 (Q1-2013), which revealed that the operators retail ISP division had increased its fixed line broadband subscribers by +136,000 in the quarter to total 6,704,000 (up from the +122k added in Q4-2012 and +88k in Q3-2012).

bt sport tv and broadband

9th May, 2013 (18 Comments)

BT Retail has today confirmed that customers of its various home broadband packages will now be able to get its new BTSport TV service for free, which includes live weekly matches from the Barclays Premier League (Football). On top of that the price of its superfast broadband (BTInfinity) service has been cut to just £15 a month.

bt uk isp logo

8th May, 2013 (11 Comments)

National UK telecoms operator BT has said that they “completely refute the basis” of a controversial new TalkTalk commissioned study into its superfast broadband charges as bearing “little resemblance to the actual costs incurred“.

isles of scilly

7th May, 2013 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach has this week dispatched one of its survey teams to begin preliminary work on their previously announced £3.7m project to divert two unused submarine fibre optic cables to the Isles of Scilly (here), which will support the rollout of superfast broadband (FTTC and FTTP) ISP products on the islands.

bt hub 4 frontside

7th May, 2013 (15 Comments)

BT Retail has today unveiled a new Hub 4 wireless broadband router, which will be rolled out to replace its existing HomeHub3 kit from 10th May 2013. Key highlights of the new device are its concurrent dual band wi-fi wireless (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and upgraded Smart Wireless technology, which should improve performance.

uk fibre optic fttc cable

7th May, 2013 (20 Comments)

A leaked TalkTalk commissioned report from German analyst Wik Consult has predicted that take-up of superfast broadband (FTTC / P) services on BT’s (Openreach) platform will reach a “maximum” of 65% of addressable customers by 2019 and Virgin Media will hit 100% in 2017. But are BT’s prices anti-competitive?

money gbp

3rd May, 2013 (21 Comments)

Prospect, which claims to be an independent union for professionals like engineers, scientists and managers, has warned that Ofcom’s new TalkTalk supported investigation into BT’s “alleged margin squeeze in superfast broadband pricing” could damage investment in the UK telecoms network.

ipv6 internet address

3rd May, 2013 (14 Comments)

Customers of BT Retail’s Total Broadband Option 1 package have reportedly become experimental subjects for the ISP’s new pilot of the controversial IPv4 internet address sharing (Carrier Grade NAT) technology, which could cause problems because it allows a single IP address to be shared between several users.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

2nd May, 2013 (11 Comments)

BT has said that its “disappointed” after the UK communications regulator, Ofcom, responded to a competition complaint from rival ISP TalkTalk by opening an investigation into whether or not the operator was “abusing a dominant position” in its supply of superfast broadband (FTTC and FTTP) services.

northern ireland uk

1st May, 2013 (1 Comment)

A new business impact study conducted by Regeneris and BT during January 2013 has predicted that the deployment of fibre optic based (FTTC and FTTP) broadband ISP services in Northern Ireland could generate over £750m in additional revenue by 2018 and save circa(c) £45 million in operating costs.

bt openreach logo uk

1st May, 2013 (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s national telecoms network, has tweaked the prices that ISPs and other communications providers must pay for line rental (LLU and WLR), missed appointments, aborted engineer visits and unbundled line migrations. Some charges are more expensive while others are a little cheaper.

fibre optic cable trench uk

1st May, 2013 (6 Comments)

The launch of BT’s new 330Mbps capable FTTP-on-Demand (FTTPoD) service, which will eventually make true fibre optic connectivity available to all FTTC supporting lines, has been given a cautious welcome by most ISPs; though some aren’t quite sure how it fits into the market or whether domestic or even business customers will want it.

fibre optic ftth broadband cable laying

30th April, 2013 (2 Comments)

BT’s new FTTP-on-Demand (FTTPoD) service, which will eventually make its premium “ultra-fast” 330Mbps (30Mbps uploads) capable fibre optic broadband ISP technology available across all FTTC supporting lines in the United Kingdom, has begun its phased roll-out and the first supporting telephone exchanges are now known.

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