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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

BT faces lower limit on line rental charges

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.

February 6, 2012 by

BT plan puts 300Mbps in apartment blocks

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.

January 26, 2012 by

BT hit by national broadband issues

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

October 21, 2011 by

BT trials white-space broadband on Bute

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.

June 15, 2011 by

Caption competition: BT recruiting ex-squaddies

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.

May 5, 2011 by

Openreach reveals pole and duct sharing costs

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.

January 18, 2011 by

Ofcom: Well done BT, but...

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.

December 10, 2007 by

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