The G20 network needed fibre services with more than 15Mbps download speeds to keep delegates, media, and volunteers happy, according to the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
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For the first time, UK cable connections were faster than fibre connections, though not by much. However, ADSL2 speeds have increased, while the speed gap between urban and rural users has narrowed.
BT Openreach is raising the price for residents who want to upgrade their fibre-to-the-cabinet service to a full fibre-to-the-home service by up to £2,625.
The low take-up on BT's fibre-to-the-cabinet network should serve as a warning for Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull to be careful what he wishes for.
Openreach is testing a "fibre on demand" service that will provide 330Mbps broadband connections, before making the service commercially available from Spring 2013. The problem isn't the technology but the cost of the deployment, which involves laying a fibre optic cable from the local cabinet to the home or business premises.
Super-fast broadband should be attracting new buyers in droves, but it's not. Add to this the mismatched goals of the EU and the UK government and the long-term viability of the current plans begins to look in jeopardy
BT is likely to enjoy lighter controls on the amount it can charge for its leased lines in London, under proposals revealed by Ofcom on Monday.Leased lines offer high-end fibre connectivity as a retail product for business customers, and also as a wholesale product for smaller telcos that resell fixed and mobile broadband services.
BT has halted its super-fast broadband deployment in Kensington and Chelsea after the council deemed the necessary cabinets weren't in keeping with the look of the area
The telecoms company, which has rolled out its super-fast broadband network to 10 million premises, saw annual profits go up 42 percent in the last financial year
New customers who call Sky's hotline can buy a fibre broadband package with a topline speed of 76Mbps, faster than the publicly announced 40Mbps available to existing subscribers, who cannot get the new bundle
The telecoms provider plans to allow premises to choose whether they want full-speed fibre connections that support downloads up to 300Mbps
The uptake of fibre-based broadband packages is increasing in the UK, contributing to a rise in the overall speed of connections, but the issue the rural-urban divide remains
The company says BT has an unfair advantage in the rollout of fibre-based broadband to rural Britain, and it should be compelled to take a local-loop unbundling approach to dark fibre
The UK could get speeds in excess of 100Mbps out of its existing copper broadband network, reducing the need to deploy full fibre-to-the-premises
Ofcom chief Ed Richards says the regulator will require competition in rural broadband networks, and is backing wavelength unbundling as a possible way to ensure fairness in fibre rollouts
More than one million more homes and businesses will be covered by the 114 exchanges named in the next phase of BT Openreach's rollout of fibre-based super-fast broadband
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The number of premises with BT's super-fast broadband will hit five million in June, the company has announced, as it named the next 66 locations to get a fibre-to-the-cabinet upgrade
The company's fibre-to-the-premises and fibre-to-the-home services have been pushed back to before Christmas, due to technical problems discovered in BT's trials
The company, which has announced a massive rise in profits, says that it will provide a large speed boost to its fibre-to-the-cabinet customers starting later in 2011