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.
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From next month, scrap metal dealers will no longer be able to deal in cash, under a legal crackdown aimed at combating thefts that regularly cause broadband and phone outages for BT customers.
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
BT is testing a firmware fix for a Home Hub 3 router bug that slowed connections from around 40 Mbps to less than 1Mbps download speeds for some customers using wired connections
BT is using a new tracking technology that can sound the alert when a cable has been cut or damaged, as it seeks to crack down on thieves trying to steal valuable copper
The Metropolitan Police and BT have launched a unit dedicated to tackling copper cable theft, after persistent disruption to communications networks
Cable & Wireless has left the broadband pilot for the Highlands and Islands region of Scotland, BT is now the only major company still in the bid process, leaving local politicians worried
Virgin says the BT infrastructure it leases for residential services in the area will not allow it to offer super-fast broadband,cable TV and phone services, so it is shutting shop there
Cable thieves knocked out phone and broadband connectivity for thousands of businesses and homes in the Byfleet area of Surrey on Thursday.Described by BT as "a significant attack" and reported by thinkbroadband as involving a chainsaw and affecting 4,000 premises, the theft took place in the early hours of Thursday morning.
TV tuner cards have always been a niche offering for people who want to watch shows on their computers, but Elgato is looking to take things up a notch with its new HDHomeRun device. The box connects to a cable source or digital antenna via a coax connection and to your router via Ethernet.
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.
Now for anyone who hasn't yet got a decent ADSL Broadband connection, you be glad to know (or maybe not) that if you exchange has more than a 1000 residents, you can now register your interest for converting your town from ADSL to FTTP/FTTC (Fibre to the premises/Fibre to the cab)To register your interest goto the BT Website: http://www.racetoinfinity.
Hundreds of meters of copper cable were stolen in the North Lincolnshire village of Winteringham earlier this month, BT has said.According to the telco, the theft of more than 330 meters of copper occurred late on the evening of 15 September, and phone and broadband services were restored to local residents within two days.
BT Openreach has introduced a new forensic technology, named SmartWater, to combat the 'millions' it said are lost to cable theft each year
A gaping security hole in cable modems distributed to Time Warner/Road Runner customers could potentially be exploited remotely to access private networks and possibly capture and manipulate private data.
More information has surfaced about the botnet "psyb0t," the first known to be capable of directly infecting home routers and cable/DSL modems.It was first observed infecting a Netcomm NB5 modem/router in Australia.
Nine months after it revealed its intentions to ZDNet UK, BT has turned its latest business routers into hotspots that can be used to offer Wi-Fi for free or for profit
Here's one of those good ideas that makes you wonder why it took so long for someone to come up with it. Addonics has introduced its Network Attached Storage (NAS) adapter, which is a $55 device that lets you plug a USB-powered external drive in one end and then connect an Ethernet cable to the other end that runs to your router.
Via an interesting post on Absolute Gadget, I learned of BT and Fon's plan to distribute 1,000 routers in Shoreditch, East London. The idea, it seems, is to create what BT like to call a 'hotzone', or a mass of hotspots.
Cisco Systems has cable set-top boxes and your home along with the routers. Now it wants the software that puts your entire home network together.
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