For the first time, UK cable connections were faster than fibre connections, though not by much. However, ADSL2 speeds have increased, while the speed gap between urban and rural users has narrowed.
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From January, BT customers will pay up to 5.9 percent more for broadband and phone services, while access to certain TV channels is set to rise by up to 39 percent.
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.
The telecoms company, which has rolled out its super-fast broadband network to 10 million premises, saw annual profits go up 42 percent in the last financial year
The internet and media company posted revenue of more than £1bn, helped by an increase in demand for consumer super-fast broadband and TiVo television services, as well as a decent showing from its business unit
The free upgrade to Infinity broadband plans bumps up BT's super-fast rivalry with Virgin with top download speeds of 76Mbps and uploads of 19.5Mbps, though existing BT fibre customers will have to sign a new contract
Deddington is the first village to get FTTP connections for all its residents and businesses under a pilot plan to eventually replace copper-based services and provide download speeds of up to 300Mbps
West Hagbourne will not get a high-speed fibre connection despite being connected to a winning exchange in BT's Race to Infinity contest, an outcome the company says it warned might happen
The uptake of fibre-based broadband packages is increasing in the UK, contributing to a rise in the overall speed of connections, but the issue the rural-urban divide remains
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 company says BT has an unfair advantage in the rollout of fibre-based broadband to rural Britain, and it should be compelled to take a local-loop unbundling approach to dark fibre
But only very select few can get it...
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 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
ISPs sign up to new Ofcom code of practice for broadband advertising...
The company has laid out plans of the next phase of its fibre rollout, promising the option of super-fast internet connections for an additional 1.5 million homes
The regulator has proposed new wholesale prices for BT Openreach, in a move that should mean cheaper landlines and broadband for many consumers
Broadband Britain: Ofcom lobbies for 'typical speed range' to be added to ads...
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.
BT should cut its wholesale costs by between 10 and 14 percent in rural areas, where there is no wholesale broadband competition, according to the regulator
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