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BT Openreach pilots 330Mbps 'fibre on demand' broadband

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.

June 27, 2012 by

London getting more competitive for leased-line fibre

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.

June 19, 2012 by

BT unveils Northern Ireland fibre rollout

BT is to invest millions of pounds in a fibre-based broadband deployment in Northern Ireland, the company and the nation's enterprise minister, Arlene Foster, announced on Monday.According to BT and Foster, the investment will, over the next year, see fibre-optic connectivity brought to more than 780 street cabinets, bringing the total of such cabinets in Northern Ireland to over 2,400 and the total percentage of phone lines connected to a fibre-enabled cabinet up to around 88 percent.

February 22, 2011 by

BT names four extra winners in Race to Infinity

Four more market towns have been named to receive fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband connections as winners of BT's Race to Infinity competition, the company announced on Wednesday.The four extra towns that join the six original winners are Burley in Yorkshire, Capel in Surrey, Lindfield in West Sussex and Marton in Warwickshire.

February 3, 2011 by

PlusNet: FTTC broadband averaging 30Mbps speeds

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".

January 10, 2011 by

BTInfinity 'upto' 40Mbps. What speed can we really expect?'

So is BTInfinity/FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) a viable practical technology for rural Communities?Well it really depends on how close you are to the newly laid fibre optic and the new roadside cabinet containing newly installed DSLAMs (the bit that converts the fibre into a copper connection to your premises)Live over 1km (as the crow flies) from your roadside cabinet (1.

October 13, 2010

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