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16th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

An attempt by the Maldon District Council’s Finance Committee to block £45,000 of funding for the local roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+), which is being conducted alongside Essex County Council UK, has been stopped after members of the district council voted against the committee’s decision.

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16th November, 2018 (32 Comments)

It’s that time of the year again, when UK ISPs get in on the Black Friday action by offering all sorts of discounts to new customers. Kicking off the event a bit early today is BT, which has cut their unlimited 50Mbps (average) “Superfast Fibre” (FTTC/P) and phone package to just £29.99 per month, but there’s more.

sharon white openreach fibre optic broadband fttp splice

15th November, 2018 (3 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today issued an update on Openreach’s legal separation from BT. Overall they were “broadly satisfied with progress,” although Ofcom still wants to see more progress being made on improving “full fibre” (FTTP) and general broadband ISP connectivity.

virgin_media_copper_coax_cable_virgin_fibre_broadband

14th November, 2018 (6 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has today welcomed a vote by the European Parliament to approve the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), which could boost investment in “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband and 5G mobile. But they also called on the EU to get tough on “fake fibre” marketing by ISPs.

Vodafone UK 2016

13th November, 2018 (10 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK has reported that they added +44,000 new fixed line home broadband customers during the last quarter (Q2 FY19) to total 479,000, which is down from the +52,000 added in the previous quarter to June 2018. Meanwhile their mobile base shrank to 17,055,000 (quarterly fall of -377,000).

aquiss uk isp

9th November, 2018 (5 Comments)

Shropshire-based ISP Aquiss has launched a new discount on their unlimited Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based superfast broadband packages when taken without phone line rental, which offers the first 6 months of service on a 12 month minimum contract term at half price to new customers.

openreach_bt_vans_everywhere

8th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

Last month the Welsh Government awarded a new £13m contract to BT (Openreach) in order to further extend their FTTP and FTTC based broadband ISP network across rural Wales (here), but this left a question mark over how unfinished builds from Phase 1 would be dealt with under the new Phase 2 deal.

Vodafone UK 2016

1st November, 2018 (10 Comments)

ISP Vodafone UK has today reduced the monthly price of their “superfast broadband” (FTTC) and phone line rental packages slightly by £1, which means that new subscribers can take their 35Mbps (average speed) service from £20 per month or £26 for 63Mbps (non-existing mobile customers pay slightly more).

BT HQ UK Building Logo

1st November, 2018 (30 Comments)

BT Group has released their latest results to the end of September 2018 (Q2 – 18/19 financial), which reveals that the coverage of Openreach’s “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) G.fast network has reached 1290000 UK premises and FTTP covers 682,000 (13,000+ to “full fibre” per week). Plus there’s £712m to boost “fibre” cover.

plusnet uk

31st October, 2018 (0 Comments)

Low cost UK ISP Plusnet appears to have extended their £50 cashback cheques to both of their FTTC based unlimited superfast broadband and phone line rental packages, which currently start at £23.99 per month for an average speed of 36Mbps and £28.99 for an average of 66Mbps.

bt fibre optic cable bloom

25th October, 2018 (8 Comments)

The cries of “oh no, not another one!” can already be heard today as the Superfast Berkshire project in England joins others in confirming that their roll-out of fibre-based broadband ISP networks – via both Gigaclear and Openreach (BT) – will face a significant delay in the county (affecting both Phase 2 and 3 contracts).

wales map point uk

23rd October, 2018 (10 Comments)

The Welsh Government has today announced that BT (Openreach) have won LOT 1 and LOT 3 of the new Phase 2 Superfast Cymru contract, which will initially work to expand “fast broadband” (FTTP dominated) ISP network coverage to reach an additional 16,000 premises by the end of March 2021.

itswisp 21 metre mast

23rd October, 2018 (18 Comments)

The South Norfolk Council‘s project with InTouch Systems (i.e. fixed wireless broadband ISP ITSwisp) to improve remote rural broadband connectivity has been criticised after it approved plans for a new 21 metre high mast, which is despite objections from locals in Bunwell who want an Openreach “fibre” solution.

world broadband connectivity

22nd October, 2018 (4 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers has now reached 984 Million (up by +2.53% during Q2 2018), which is up by 87 Million in the past year. Overall around 80% of subscriptions are now fibre optic (FTTH/B/C) and cable (DOCSIS) based, with older copper lines (ADSL) being cast toward the history books.

engineer touching broadband cables openreach bt

22nd October, 2018 (28 Comments)

We’ve managed to extract some useful progress updates from our industry sources on various different broadband related developments and technologies within Openreach’s (BT) UK ISP network, which covers FTTP, G.fast, SOGEA, 21CN migrations and the forthcoming addition of new install options.

openreach fttc street cabinet engineer with beard working

19th October, 2018 (9 Comments)

An unusual case of overbuild has cropped up in Essex (England) after Openreach deployed a new superfast Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) network into an area that had already gained “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) speeds with the help of public investment and ultrafast FTTP. Both roll-outs are supported by the Superfast Essex project.

bt uk isp logo

19th October, 2018 (6 Comments)

New customers who sign-up for one of BT’s standard “Superfast Fibre Broadband” (FTTC/P) and phone packages are now being offered a “FREE” Fitbit Charge 3 activity tracker smartwatch (RRP £129.99). On top of that they’ll also get a Prepaid Mastercard, which on some deals can be worth up to £90.

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