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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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.
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.
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
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, 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
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.
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.
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".
Brits not a nation of early adopters when it comes to fibre, says Ofcom report...
The company's wholesale division has created a new fibre-to-the-cabinet service that will have a minimum speed of 5Mbps, down from the previous minimum of 15Mbps
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.
Ofcom confirms BT must offer virtual fibre unbundling and open up its ducts and poles...
The UK's largest internet provider has said it will become a wholesale customer of BT's up-to-40Mbps fibre-to-the-cabinet services, as Ofcom finalises the rules governing BT's fibre network
Rural fibre broadband deployments are to become easier to plan, after BT agreed to tell rival ISPs on a regional basis which customer premises are served by which cabinet
The telecoms regulator wants BT to give rivals access to its fibre networks, as part of an effort to promote investment in super-fast broadband
The telco is reportedly in talks with Ofcom about opening access to its ducts and poles so other providers can install their own broadband fibre lines
The north London suburb of Muswell Hill and the Cardiff suburb of Whitchurch are the first locations for the rollout of BT's next-generation broadband access
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