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DSL, slow old DSL, may yet come back to compete with cable and fibre for the last-mile internet speed championship.
The government's audit of broadband availability may be riddled with errors and optimistic proclamations, but it lays the groundwork for the massive task ahead of the NBN's builders – even if it includes handing large swathes of Australia to HFC monopolists on a silver platter.
The theft of hundreds of metres of copper cable led to broadband outages in Middlesex and Sussex last year.
BT is facing nearly £100m of repayments after Ofcom concluded the telecoms company had overcharged providers such as BSkyB, TalkTalk and Virgin Media for its ethernet services.
From next month, scrap metal dealers will no longer be able to deal in cash, under a legal crackdown aimed at combating thefts that regularly cause broadband and phone outages for BT customers.
Another 800,000 businesses and homes around the UK will be within reach of fibre by late 2013, BT has said, as part of its £2.5bn plan to bring super-fast broadband to two-thirds of the country
OpenNet restricted from engaging other subcontractors to alleviate connection delays as it is contractually required to provide minimum level of work to key subcontractor SingTel, exec says.
Singapore users expected to fully adopt next-generation nationwide broadband network in five years' time; targeting tech savvy and early adopters first, key to gaining market foothold, says CEO of local Internet provider.
The internet and media company posted revenue of more than £1bn, helped by an increase in demand for consumer super-fast broadband and TiVo television services, as well as a decent showing from its business unit
BT is using a new tracking technology that can sound the alert when a cable has been cut or damaged, as it seeks to crack down on thieves trying to steal valuable copper
TalkTalk, a BT Wholesale customer, may start offering its household and business customers the new tier of super-fast broadband before BT's own retail customers get a look in
As BT gets going on a project to digitise half a million pictures from its archives, ZDNet UK has selected some already online that illustrate the ups and downs of the UK communications over the years
The Metropolitan Police and BT have launched a unit dedicated to tackling copper cable theft, after persistent disruption to communications networks
The company has named another 178 telephone exchanges now in line to get upgraded to super-fast fibre — many of them in Scotland and Wales — which will bring its rollout to 80 percent completion
Cable & Wireless has left the broadband pilot for the Highlands and Islands region of Scotland, BT is now the only major company still in the bid process, leaving local politicians worried
Hyperoptic has turned on 1Gbps connectivity for residents of a Wandsworth residential development, in an installation that cost around £130 per flat
Service providers describe enterprise adoption of country's next-generation fiber services as "encouraging", but highlight that some businesses unable to hop on since fiber installation has yet to reach their premises.
Virgin says the BT infrastructure it leases for residential services in the area will not allow it to offer super-fast broadband,cable TV and phone services, so it is shutting shop there
Broadband is getting faster, but the regulator has pointed out an increasing gap between advertised speeds and those actually received by customers