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.
Customers may soon be able to sign up for services that offer download speeds of up to 330Mbps with their current ISP thanks to the commercial rollout of BT Openreach's super-fast service
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.
The company has named another 178 telephone exchanges now in line to get upgraded to super-fast fibre — many of them in Scotland and Wales — which will bring its rollout to 80 percent completion
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.
The mobile operator plans to choose 12 towns for a trial next year that will see it put open femtocells on BT telephone poles in an attempt to boost 3G reception in rural areas
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
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The telecoms company plans to introduce super-fast broadband with download speeds of up to 300Mbps by spring next year, and is getting ready to wholesale 110Mpbs FTTP in six towns within weeks
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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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's takings have dipped because people are using their landlines less, but cuts to operating costs have meant a rise in profits
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
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.