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bt openreach logo uk

13th April, 2012 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach claims to have boosted the total number of permanent full-time engineers involved with deploying its superfast broadband (FTTC / FTTP) ISP services in the UK to over 3,000 after it added an additional 150 recruits.

sky broadband uk

12th April, 2012 (9 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) will tomorrow launch its new superfast Unlimited Fibre broadband package, which uses BT’s Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) technology to deliver internet download speeds of up to 40Mbps around the UK. The service costs £20 per month alongside a £50 one-off setup fee that includes the needed connection hardware and an engineer installation.

bt uk isp logo

11th April, 2012 (21 Comments)

As expected BT’s retail ISP division has today announced the April 12th launch of its own ‘up to’ 76Mbps (Megabits per second) capable superfast broadband (BTInfinity) packages, which are based off the recent 80Mbps FTTC profile upgrade (here).

be broadband uk isp

10th April, 2012 (17 Comments)

Internet provider BE Broadband has this morning informed their customers that they’re “not making very good progress on fibre” and will once again have to delay their plans to launch a full superfast broadband (FTTC) service until 2013. The move is also likely to affect parent ISP O2 UK (Telefonica).

fibre optic superfast broadband cable

10th April, 2012 (5 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which is responsible for providing UK internet providers with equal access to BT’s telecoms infrastructure, is this week expected to make its ‘up to’ 80Mbps (download speed) upgrade available to all ISPs offering services via their superfast broadband Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) platform (the 80Mbps trial ends today). FTTC’s maximum upload speed will also rise up to 20Mbps.

entanet uk

3rd April, 2012 (2 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet, which supplies broadband internet access solutions to ISPs in the UK, has revealed how much its channel partners will have to pay if they want to offer the forthcoming 80Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband upgrade to their customers.

lancashire uk map

3rd April, 2012 (10 Comments)

BT and the Lancashire County Council (LCC) have announced that 97% of homes and businesses in the UK county will be able to receive the telecom operators superfast broadband (FTTC , FTTP) ISP services by the end of 2014 (subject to the timing of State Aid approval) after both parties agreed the new £62.5 million project.

aquiss uk isp

2nd April, 2012 (6 Comments)

Aquiss, a UK internet provider that is based in Shropshire, has today become the latest ISP to reveal how it intends to price its forthcoming 80Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband upgrade (the current service is theoretically only capable of 40Mbps).

bt uk isp logo

29th March, 2012 (3 Comments)

Apparently BT’s work to rollout superfast broadband internet access (FTTC etc.) services in London will, over the next 15 years, help to create 26,000 new jobs in the city and boost the capitals economy by £20bn (£7.3bn in improved business performance, £11bn from business creation and nearly £1bn via home-working).


28th March, 2012 (7 Comments)

BT has denied that the backup batteries used by its new generation of fibre optic (FTTC, FTTP) connected superfast broadband street cabinets could soon become a target for thieves. The result could be a serious loss of connectivity, albeit only if the theft occurred during a power outage.

burton uk superfast broadband

27th March, 2012 (4 Comments)

BT has warned that some homes and businesses in the joint Staffordshire and Derbyshire town of Burton (Burton-on-Trent) may now have to wait until 30th June 2012 (originally 31st March) before the area is upgraded to support the operators ‘up to’ 40-80Mbps superfast broadband technology (FTTC). Apparently an unspecified technical problem at the local telephone exchange is holding the work up.

fibre optic ftth broadband cable laying

26th March, 2012 (0 Comments)

Telecoms analyst firm Point Topic reports that alternative UK network operators, such as Rutland Telecom and Call Flow Solutions, have managed to increased their residential customer base by 85% since the middle of 2011. The news suggests that some of the smaller operators are “beginning to find their niche” by helping to reach poorly connected rural areas and individual communities with superfast internet access.

aaisp uk

26th March, 2012 (7 Comments)

The boss of business focused internet provider AAISP (Andrews & Arnold) UK claims to have “pretty much decided the plan” for its forthcoming 80Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) based superfast broadband launch. The 80Mbps service will carry a premium of around £12 inc. VAT per month extra (on top of what you already pay).

zen internet uk isp

20th March, 2012 (3 Comments)

Zen Internet, a UK internet provider with a rare reputation for quality, has moved to make itself appear more competitive by confirming that they plan to double the monthly usage allowances (downloads) at no extra cost on all its broadband ISP packages from the 1st April 2012 (includes Zen’s fibre optic superfast broadband services).

bt superfast broadband fttc street cabinet uk install

20th March, 2012 (21 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which provides UK ISPs with access to BT’s local and national telecoms infrastructure, has today announced the next batch of 73 new telephone exchange upgrades for its superfast ‘up to’ 40-80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) and 100-300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises ( FTTP ) based internet access technologies.

bt uk isp logo

16th March, 2012 (14 Comments)

BT has confirmed that last year’s Race to Infinity campaign, which pledged a free upgrade for six communities (telephone exchanges) where demand for its ‘up to’ 40Mbps (soon to be 80Mbps) FTTC superfast broadband ISP product was highest (Race to Infinity Winners), will not be able to deliver the service to everybody who won.

talktalk uk isp

12th March, 2012 (1 Comment)

Internet and phone provider TalkTalk UK has become the first consumer ISP to announce the launch of its optional ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre Broadband Boost (20Mbps uploads) upgrade, which uses BT’s FTTC technology and is available for +£15 extra per month to the providers existing broadband subscribers (i.e. ‘Essentials’ and ‘Plus’ package customers).

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