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25th October, 2021 (13 Comments)

New UK customers of Openreach’s hybrid fibre G.fast broadband ISP and specific optical fibre (OSEA 6500 Filter Connect and OSEA Lite) products may face delays in getting related services provisioned, which comes after the operator suffered a shortage of electronic components in its supply chain (e.g. modems).


21st October, 2021 (14 Comments)

Internet provider Plusnet has quietly introduced a new broadband router called the ‘Hub Two‘, which may be familiar to some as it looks to be a re-brand of parent operator BT’s SmartHub 2 (SH2) device, which was originally shipped in 2018 (here) to support a new range of G.fast and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based packages.

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4th October, 2021 (1 Comment)

Energy provider and UK ISP Shell Energy has updated the prices of their broadband packages (ADSL, FTTC and G.fast) and also dropped their previous promise for “no end-of-contract price rises.” In addition, Shell has adopted BT’s approach to annual price hikes, which will see prices rise each year by CPI (inflation) + up to 3%.

7th September, 2021 (3 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has announced the launch of a new “Connect the Unconnected” offer, which will make it possible for UK ISPs to waive “superfast broadband connection fees” for any customers who receive ‘Universal Credit’ with no other earnings, and who aren’t currently connected to its network.

4th September, 2021 (19 Comments)

Non-profit UK broadband provider Green ISP has just done the same as Zen Internet did last week (here) by opting to cease the sale of Openreach’s (BT) increasingly troubled hybrid fibre G.fast based “ultrafast broadband” products, which they originally launched back in 2018 (here).


2nd September, 2021 (14 Comments)

Some broadband ISPs that sell packages based off the hybrid fibre G.fast “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) technology may be displeased to learn that Openreach will shortly be raising the cost of supplying their own modem (CPE – Customer Premises Equipment) by 20%, which in some cases may end up being passed on to consumers.

31st August, 2021 (31 Comments)

Rochdale-based UK ISP Zen Internet has quietly stopped selling Openreach’s (BT) hybrid fibre G.fast based “ultrafast broadband” products, which were first launched by the provider back in 2018 alongside average download speeds of 145Mbps (30Mbps upload) or 300Mbps (50Mbps upload).

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20th August, 2021 (15 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today given 2 years of advanced notice for a “pricing special offer” on their wholesale Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) and G.fast based hybrid fibre broadband products for UK ISPs (including SOGEA and SOGfast), which once implemented will cover the period from 21st August 2023 to 31st January 2024.


19th August, 2021 (32 Comments)

Openreach (BT) might have shelved the use of hybrid fibre G.fast (ITU G.9701) broadband technology in the UK, but the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has continued to develop a sequel to that technology called MGfast (G.9711) and it will soon become more widely available, with speeds of up to 8Gbps being promised.

17th August, 2021 (13 Comments)

New customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband, specifically those who take out one of their “Superfast” (FTTC) or “Ultrafast” (FTTP or G.fast) packages, are now being offered the optional WiFi Guarantee to use, free for the first three months of service (rising to £5 per month thereafter).

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3rd August, 2021 (45 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has published the next – Tranche 5 – list of 86 UK exchange locations where they plan to move away from old copper-based analogue phone (PSTN / WLR etc.) services and on to a new all-IP network, which will occur in areas where over 75% of premises can get their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network.

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31st July, 2021 (26 Comments)

UK ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has informed all customers of their broadband service that, from 1st August 2021, they intend to significantly boost their monthly data allowances at no additional cost. On top of that, the extra cost for adding an Openreach based Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) line to your package will fall from £15 to £10 per month.


29th July, 2021 (20 Comments)

The BT Group has today reported their latest Q1 2021/22 results, which among other things reports that Openreach’s 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network now covers 5.16 million UK premises (up from 4.6m last quarter) and 860,000 of BT’s retail ISP customers have taken the service.


16th July, 2021 (1 Comment)

Budget UK ISP TalkTalk has made a new ‘Fibre Plus‘ add-on available to customers taking out one of their various “fibre broadband” (FTTC and G.fast) packages, which from an extra £3 per month bundles in their “SuperSafe” F-Secure internet security boost, Fixed Price Plus, an Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker and Smart Plug.

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4th June, 2021 (17 Comments)

UK ISP BT Consumer has today announced that they’re re-introducing 12-month contract terms as an option for new customers, although naturally you can expect to pay a few £ pounds more for these every month than their current headline deals, which sit on much longer 24-month terms.

25th May, 2021 (6 Comments)

UK ISP Country Connect, which started life back in 2016 by offering a Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband network to remote rural communities in South Wales, has over the past few months begun building out their own gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network and is about to start connecting their first customers.

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21st May, 2021 (21 Comments)

UK ISP BT has today refreshed some of the discounts on their FTTC, G.fast and “full fibre” FTTP based home broadband and phone packages, which aside from reducing the monthly fee has also removed the setup fee on many of their bundles for new customers.

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