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First Utility Broadband

23rd November, 2017 - 12:14 pm (1 Comment)

Electricity and gas supplier First Utility has cut the monthly prices of their standard and superfast FTTC “fibre broadband” and phone bundles for Black Friday. The new discounts will be available to new customers between 23rd November and 7th December 2017.

fibre_broadband_advertising

23rd November, 2017 - 12:01 am (31 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has today determined that it is “not materially misleading” to describe broadband services that use fibre optic cables for only part of the connection to consumers’ homes (e.g. FTTC) as “fibre broadband“, much to the annoyance of UK MPs and critics.

b4rn rural field ftth build nov 2017

22nd November, 2017 - 8:27 am (36 Comments)

The boss of rural ISP B4RN, which is rolling out a 1Gbps community-built and funded fibre optic (FTTH) broadband network to homes in Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, has warned that the UK Gov’s proposed 10Mbps USO may force them to “retrench within our current boundaries.”

openreach without the bt logo

21st November, 2017 - 11:38 am (7 Comments)

Property developer Redrow has signed a new partnership with Openreach (BT) that will result in 3,000 properties on 14 existing developments being upgraded from ADSL to receive speeds of ‘up to’ 80Mbps via Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) tech. New builds can also expect to receive “full fibre” FTTP.

postoffice uk broadband

20th November, 2017 - 9:54 am (0 Comments)

The Post Office has introduced a Black Friday bonus to their existing UK unlimited broadband and phone price reductions, which gives new customers a £30 account credit (available on orders made until 27th November). The downside is that you can only get this on their ‘up to’ 17Mbps package.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

20th November, 2017 - 9:13 am (0 Comments)

We expect a few more ISPs to offer “Black Friday” style price discounts this week and TalkTalk are the latest to show their hand. The low cost provider has introduced a mild price cut to their monthly broadband bundles and removed setup fees, which also extends to their premium TV Plus options.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

20th November, 2017 - 8:19 am (60 Comments)

Newspaper reports indicate that BT’s voluntary proposal to spend up to £600m on delivering a 10Mbps minimum broadband speed across the United Kingdom, which would implement the Government’s proposed Universal Service Obligation (USO), looks increasingly likely to be rejected.

blowing fibre optic cable to fttc cabinet

17th November, 2017 - 8:30 am (6 Comments)

The Hammersmith & Fulham Council in London UK has reached an agreement with Openreach (BT) that will see a further 2,000 homes and businesses being put within reach of their ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) superfast broadband network.

bt uk isp logo

17th November, 2017 - 7:46 am (11 Comments)

UK ISP BT has officially launched their annual round of super discounted “Black Friday” broadband bundles, which tend to represent some of the cheapest price points you’re likely to see all year. On top of that they’ve also thrown in 18 months of free BT Sport TV access for new customers.

asus dsl-ac88u g.fast router

16th November, 2017 - 12:55 pm (43 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) Modem Conformance Testing (MCT), which ensures that a router / modem device is approved for use on their hybrid fibre (FTTC) UK broadband network, needs to become much more accessible and transparent for consumers. Unapproved kit can also carry the risk of disconnection.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

15th November, 2017 - 8:46 am (1 Comment)

UK Internet provider TalkTalk has today published their interim results for the 6 months to 30th September 2017 (H1 2018), which reveals that they added +46,000 new on-net broadband subscribers in the period to total 3,993,000 (29% of those use their FTTC/H “fibre broadband” network).

Vodafone UK 2016

14th November, 2017 - 12:34 pm (9 Comments)

Vodafone has published their latest Q3 2017 (calendar) results, which saw their fixed line broadband base grow by +33,000 in the quarter to total 278,000 (better than the +29K added in Q2). Meanwhile 4G Mobile coverage (population) has reached 97% of the UK and they’ve cut their FTTC prices.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

14th November, 2017 - 7:58 am (15 Comments)

The so-called “Black Friday” bonanza of discounting is beginning to get under way. Sky Broadband have been one of the first to jump by significantly cutting the monthly prices and setups fee of their unlimited broadband and superfast “fibre” (FTTC) bundles for new customers.

bt uk isp logo

10th November, 2017 - 8:04 am (6 Comments)

UK ISP BT has cut the price of their ‘up to’ 76Mbps Unlimited Infinity 2 (FTTC) broadband and phone bundle, which has been reduced from the previous offer of £49.99 a month for 18 months to just £39.99 for new customers (£56.49 thereafter). They’ve also added a £150 Reward Mastercard.

openreach bt engineers struggle with fttc broadband cabinet

7th November, 2017 - 9:10 am (59 Comments)

The Cambridgeshire County Council has announced the completion of their Phase 2 Broadband Delivery UK contract with Openreach (BT), which has successfully expanded the coverage of FTTC/P based fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 95% of local premises by the end of 2017.

fibre_broadband_is_here_fttc_cabinet_long_image

3rd November, 2017 - 1:07 pm (3 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has started a new Proof of Concept (PoC) to test the application of “low level error correction” on new Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) broadband lines, which they hope could result in fewer customers raising fault reports.

bt uk isp logo

2nd November, 2017 - 8:20 am (13 Comments)

The BT Group has published their latest results for Q3 2017 (calendar), which saw their retail broadband base add 22K subscribers to total 9,307,000 (up from 19K in Q2 vs 29K in Q1) and this includes 5.285 million “fibre broadband” FTTC/P users (up by 179K vs 170K in Q2 and 211K in Q1).

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