Ofcom has decided that BT must cut wholesale prices for up-to-8Mbps services in many rural areas, arguing that this will lead to cheaper and faster broadband for homes and businesses
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Having missed earlier targets for up-to-20Mbps coverage, the company now hopes to offer copper-based ADSL2+ connectivity to four-fifths of the country before the start of 2012
BT should cut its wholesale costs by between 10 and 14 percent in rural areas, where there is no wholesale broadband competition, according to the regulator
Ofcom proposes price controls on BT Wholesale in areas lacking competition...
PlusNet's trial of fibre-to-the-cabinet technology has produced average real-world download speeds of 30Mbps, the company has said.In a blog post inviting more people to join the super-fast broadband trial before it ends "soon", the BT-owned ISP said ADSL customers who signed up to the trial before 25 January could get FTTC broadband at the same price "for as long as they like".
Now for anyone who hasn't yet got a decent ADSL Broadband connection, you be glad to know (or maybe not) that if you exchange has more than a 1000 residents, you can now register your interest for converting your town from ADSL to FTTP/FTTC (Fibre to the premises/Fibre to the cab)To register your interest goto the BT Website: http://www.racetoinfinity.
The telco has rolled out ADSL2+ to a further 150 exchanges that will get up-to-24Mbps downstream speeds, but many rural areas will not be included
The ISP, which already provides the fastest consumer broadband speeds in the UK, will aim its 100Mbps service at 'tech-savvy' users
BT is aiming to reach distant customers with multiple 1Mbps broadband to fulfil the Digital Britain 2Mbps promise
A switch to ADSL2+ technology means BT customers get speeds of up to 20Mbps rather than 8Mbps, although existing subscribers will have to renew their contracts
Lord Carter's Digital Britain interim report fails to challenge or convince. Foresight, not flannel, is needed
Virgin Media has launched a 50Mbps cable broadband service in the UK.
Research has found 'unlimited' broadband continues to confuse UK consumers, with around 90 percent of users failing to understand the limitations on their service
Tiscali has come top in a customer-satisfaction survey of the eight major UK broadband providers, while BT has come bottom
Sir Christopher Bland claims BT might roll fibre out as far as the kerb to boost broadband speeds, but doubts remain over who will pay for it
Router family gives broadband users an insight into the service levels they are getting from their internet provider
Next-generation network should take a decade to build, but cost pressures mean BT tried to do it in just five years
Mobile operator harnesses its acquisition of Be to drive ADSL2+ nationwide, as BT's own plans stall
ISPs and users are not happy that superfast broadband may have to wait until 2011
ADSL2+ rollout scheduled for between 2007 and 2011, as BT admits it is inextricably linked to delayed 21CN project
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