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.
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Many businesses should be able to get full-fat fibre connectivity for a lower price as of next year, when BT Openreach will cut its wholesale pricing for FTTP-enabled areas and introduce its FTTP-on-demand option, also at the lower cost.
BT Openreach has formally launched its portfolio of up-to-330Mbps FTTP products for other ISPs, which will then resell them to homes and small businesses
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.
Ofcom has revised the prices that Openreach can charge other ISPs for reselling BT connectivity or using its infrastructure
The telecoms regulator Ofcom has come up with new draft caps for how much BT Openreach can charge other ISPs for its wholesale line rental and for local loop unbundling.The reduced rates may lead to lower retail prices for consumers and businesses.
BT Openreach is calling for apartment owners to join a pilot project that will eventually bring broadband download speeds of up to 300Mbps to residents.Openreach said it was looking for around 1,000 apartment buildings that are within the company's current fibre deployment footprint to take part in the trial.
BT Group's Openreach says the speed of its mainstream fibre connection -- currently the "up to 40Mbps" sold as BT Infinity -- "will roughly double in 2012". However, some users could do even better.
Broadband services across the UK were disrupted on Friday morning due to problems with BT's Openreach exchange in Stepney Green in London with multiple BT-based ISPs affected
BT engineers will likely have to reschedule thousands of appointments to provide broadband or landline services as a result of rioting in the UK
BT is trialling the use of the so-called white spaces between TV broadcasts for the delivery of high-speed broadband, the company has revealed.On Tuesday, BT Openreach said it was conducting the trial on the Isle of Bute in Scotland, with partners including the University of Strathclyde, BBC Research and Development, Steepest Ascent, Berg Design and Netpropagate.
BT Openreach, the division of the telecoms company that builds and runs its nationwide network, has announced plans to recruit two hundred ex-armed forces personnel to help roll out fibre-based super-fast broadband.The ex-soldiers will begin their new careers this month, as part of Openreach's mobile engineering workforce.
The regulator has proposed new wholesale prices for BT Openreach, in a move that should mean cheaper landlines and broadband for many consumers
Openreach — a division of BT that deals with its infrastructure — has drafted pricing proposals for companies wanting to share its telegraph pole and cable duct infrastructure to deliver cable broadband to customers.The proposal, which BT stresses is still in its initial phase, is the product of industry engagement and sets out pricing for third-party access to BT Openreach's pole and duct infrastructure.
BT Openreach has introduced a new forensic technology, named SmartWater, to combat the 'millions' it said are lost to cable theft each year
Highams Park in north-east London will be the first existing residential area to benefit from BT's fibre-to-the-home pilot
According to Ofcom's latest annual report on BT Openreach, the split-off bit of the former incumbent is running according to plan. So well done.
Openreach's regulation chief wants to see a fibre network remain as open to competitors as current broadband networks, but wants to gauge public demand before investing
Despite progress made by BT Openreach, says CMA survey
Demand for unbundling engineers has left BT's access offshoot scrambling to keep up
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