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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.

fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

15th March, 2013 (32 Comments)

Japanese technology firm Fujitsu UK has, according to the FT, now completely withdrawn from the government’s £530m national broadband scheme (Broadband Delivery UK) and thus left BT as the only remaining bidder in the process. So much for the “competitive tender“.

bt superfast broadband cabinet uk installation

14th March, 2013 (16 Comments)

London’s 33 local authorities have today warned that the UK government’s new Growth and Infrastructure Bill, which is designed boost the roll-out of faster broadband ISP services by cutting red tape in the planning system, could pass additional costs onto city boroughs and “endanger road users” by obstructing pedestrian walkways and reducing sightlines.

fttc uk broadband cabinets

13th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

The government will amend its controversial Growth and Infrastructure Bill, which is designed to help “fast-track” the roll-out of superfast broadband services around the United Kingdom by cutting red tape in the planning system, in order to protect national parks and other “areas of outstanding natural beauty“.

lincolnshire uk map

13th March, 2013 (4 Comments)

BT and the Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) have today announced details of how they intend to make superfast broadband (25Mbps+) available to “at least” 88% of all homes and businesses in the English East Midlands county by April 2016 (everybody else will get speeds of at least 2Mbps).

fibre optic cables from above

13th March, 2013 (21 Comments)

Just because your local authority has promised to cover 98% of homes and businesses with “fibre-based broadband” does not mean that you’re going to get a superfast broadband (25Mbps+) speed and, according to at least one council, you might only get downloads from upwards of 2Mbps.

superfast cornwall

12th March, 2013 (2 Comments)

The joint public and privately funded £132m Superfast Cornwall scheme, which originally aimed to deploy BT fibre optic (FTTC etc.) based broadband ISP services to “at least” 80% of homes and businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014, has now expanded its target to cover 95%.

bt openreach uk engineers van

12th March, 2013 (30 Comments)

The CTO of business ISP Timico UK, Trefor Davies, whom last week praised BT’s telecoms engineers for fixing his superfast broadband (FTTC) line, has today criticised the national telecoms operator for missing too many appointments with customers and mishandling his fault report.

europe map

12th March, 2013 (2 Comments)

The Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC), which represents Europe’s national telecoms regulators (e.g. Ofcom in the UK), has given its preliminary support to new EU rules that are intended to boost investment and competition in the roll-out of superfast broadband ISP services.

bt street cabinet hidden with vinyl wraps

12th March, 2013 (7 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages access to BT’s national telecoms network in the United Kingdom, appears to have found a new way of using customised Vinyl Wraps to help camouflage some of their superfast broadband (FTTC) street cabinets.

superfarce cymru

11th March, 2013 (43 Comments)

BT has threatened legal action against the owner of spoof website Superfarce Wales (Cymru), which parodied the official Superfast Wales project that is designed to inform the public about their plans to make superfast broadband services available to 96% of premises in Wales (UK) by the end of 2015.

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

8th March, 2013 (3 Comments)

BT has officially signed the £45 million Connecting Cambridgeshire contract, which aims to make superfast broadband (25Mbps+) ISP services available to 90% of homes and businesses across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (England, UK) by the end of 2015 (i.e. 98% will get FTTC but the 8% difference will be sub-25Mbps).

bt openreach uk engineer

7th March, 2013 (8 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which takes care of BT’s national telecoms network in the United Kingdom, has today announced the recruitment of a further 1,000 new engineers to help with the on-going roll-out of superfast broadband (FTTC, FTTP) and phone services into customers’ homes.

fibre optic cable storm

6th March, 2013 (24 Comments)

BT has confirmed that £3.7m from the £132m Superfast Cornwall scheme will be used to divert an undersea fibre optic cable, which has rested “unused … for about three years” on the seabed, to help bring faster broadband ISP connectivity to the Isles of Scilly and surrounding islands.

copper cable uk scrap crime theft

5th March, 2013 (15 Comments)

The CTO and Co-Founder of business ISP Timico UK, Trefor Davies, has called for a “total network rollout” of true fibre optic broadband (FTTP) services after highlighting how corrosion on his copper BT telecoms line had caused a recently installed FTTC service to drop from an average speed of 53Mbps to just 6Mbps (Megabits).

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