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  • Bournemouth to get Fibre network
    network 12th May 2008 Bournemouth is set to get 100Mb Fibre broadband through the sewers Bournemouth is set to become the first town in the UK to have 100Mb Fibre broadband and it is going to be delivered through its sewers by H20 Network 88 000 homes will be able to use the new fibre network and it will cost 30 million with the deployment due to start within the

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/120508-255 (2016-02-10)
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  • More talk on next Generation Broadband for the UK
    Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband News More talk on next Generation Broadband for the UK More talk on next Generation Broadband for the UK 26th November 2007 More discussion has taken place with how the UK will address the issue of Next Generation Broadband and installing Fibre to the Home Last week saw a meeting of the Westminster eForum which is designed to allow politicians senior policy advisors regulators and other decision makers can discuss critical issues and share ideas on internet and e commerce issues The latest meeting brought up the issue of next generation broadband The cost of installing FTTH Fibre To The Home could cost around the 15bn mark although with the life of the fibre at possibly 50 years the cost over this length of time does not seem too bad A comparison that was brought up was that of the South East centric Crossrail project which is an infrastructure investment that will link East West London is going to cost around 16bn so in comparison providing the whole of the UK with fibre broadband at a similar price does not appear to bad This meeting was a

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/261107-222 (2016-02-10)
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  • UK broadband one of the slowest in Europe
    Go Mobile Broadband Pay Monthly Mobile Broadband MiFi Fibre Broadband Business Broadband Business Broadband Providers Broadband Guide Beginners Wireless Broadband Change Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband News UK broadband one of the slowest in Europe UK broadband one of the slowest in Europe 2nd October 2007 UK broadband one of the slowest in Europe Yet another study into broadband speeds has highlighted that the UK is lacking when it comes to the broadband speeds we receive compared to other European countries The latest comes from the Information Technology Innovation Foundation ITIF which is an independent think tank who s study showed that the average speed broadband users it the UK receive is 2 6MB with Poland Hungary Slovakia all clocking faster speeds than us The country topping the list was Finland who clocked 21 7MB followed by Sweden with 18 2MB and then France with 17 6MB The difference between these countries and the UK is that Finland and Sweden have invested in Fibre networks and France is also upgrading its network Although this does not make good reading for the UK it will hopefully add more weight to the current discussions

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/021007-202 (2016-02-10)
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  • Ofcom speak up on need for Fibre Optic network
    NGAs for super fast broadband These backbones are to have Fibre Optic Cable known in the industry as Fibre To The Home running through them to replace the existing and ageing copper wires currently being used in the network to deliver communications such as phone and broadband Broadband is the biggest driving force behind the UK needing to upgrade its network as broadband is now being used to deliver and supply much more than it originally used to With over half of the UK now accessing the Internet via broadband and over ninety nine percent of the UK being connected to a broadband enabled exchange means that the existing network will soon start to reach it s capacity It is down to how well broadband in the UK has done in the last few years that means action is going to be needed to be taken soon In the last 12 months broadband prices have fallen by 9 and the average headline speed has doubled to 4 6MB Broadband providers have also been working hard in offering customers attractive deals such as free broadband free laptops free phone calls etc Ofcom CEO Ed Richards said Next Generation Access offers tremendous

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/270907-199 (2016-02-10)
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  • Fibre Optics the way forward for UK broadband
    Broadband Broadband Broadband News Fibre Optics the way forward for UK broadband Fibre Optics the way forward for UK broadband 19th September 2007 Fibre Optics the way forward for UK broadband As we reported yesterday Stephen Timms Minister for Competitiveness made his first speech about how the government should look at next generation super fast broadband Mr Timms even went on to say that this was one of his personal priorities What is needed is for the UK to install Fibre To The Home FTTH like is being done in other countries such as Japan France Germany and the Netherlands Japan already boasts 6 million fibre broadband customers However the stumbling block comes with the estimated cost for installing Fibre cable across the UK to be in the region of 15 Billion with BT saying that they cannot justify these costs to install it Fibre Optic cable is used on BT 21st Century Network 21CN but between the telephone exchanges and peoples homes copper is used This means that the maximum speed a user can receive broadband with on ADSL2 is 24MB although this speed is only achievable in perfect conditions If Fibre was used between the exchanges and the

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/190907-196 (2016-02-10)
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  • Government minister to address UK broadband speed issues
    Broadband Business Broadband Business Broadband Providers Broadband Guide Beginners Wireless Broadband Change Broadband Providers Broadband Speeds 24Mb Broadband ADSL2 50Mb Broadband 100Mb Broadband Broadband Broadband News Government minister to address UK broadband speed issues Government minister to address UK broadband speed issues 18th September 2007 Government minister to address UK broadband speed issues Stephen Timms minister for competitiveness is set to do a speech tonight that will highlight that the UK could well fall behind other countries that are rolling out super fast broadband such as Fibre To The Home FTTH if we do not plan to sort out the future of our broadband network He will be addressing his speech to the Broadband Stakeholder Group BSG who themselves warned in a report they published in April that the UK had only 2 years to sort out investment for high speed broadband With other countries already offering super fast broadband such as Japan that offers 100MB speeds the UK needs to follow suit if it wants to stay competitive Earlier this year BT announced that they would be trailing VDSL2 that would offer broadband speeds of around 40 50MB Another report last month also highlighted the fact that UK broadband

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/news/180907-194 (2016-02-10)
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  • BT fibre broadband
    at improving society globally through the power of digital connections which includes areas such as Africa where BT are providing internet services via satellite to 20 locations Net Good is about reducing carbon footprints with BT wanting to help customers continue to reduce carbon emissions by at least three times the end to end carbon impact of its business Improving Lives is aimed at improving hundreds of millions of loves across the world with the help of products by BT They want to continue using their skills and technology to help generate money for good causes Niall Dunne from BT said Our Better Future programme signals BT s evolution to a new model in which every part of the business and every employee has a role to play in realising our visions and achieving our goals to create a better business with a better future Filed under News Tags BT fibre BT fibre broadband BT want 90 fibre coverage by 2020 Author Mark 10 05 am Comments 0 May 2 2013 Ofcom to investigate BT wholesale fibre broadband pricing Ofcom are to look into if BT have been abusing their dominant position with superfast broadband after a recent complaint from rival TalkTalk claimed they were building a monopoly and using their dominant position when setting prices for fibre optic broadband Ofcom the UK telecoms regulator have launched the competition inquiry after they thought that there was reasonable suspicion that BT have been price fixing with it s fibre broadband lines The complaint last month from TalkTalk was for an investigation to be done into the wholesale prices that BT Openreach charge rival providers for using their network they complained that BT has failed to maintain a sufficient margin between its upstream costs and downstream prices thereby operating an abusive margin squeeze The prices charged to the 80 or so rival broadband providers who use the BT network are the same as BT Retail also pay and it has only been TalkTalk who have raised a complaint This was not the only beef that TalkTalk had with BT they also questioned about the money the government are giving to BT under the BDUK scheme and saying that they are helping them create a monopoly A BT Spokesman said We are confident there is no case to answer It would be better if the industry s and Ofcom s focus was on investing in the future of the country rather than on spurious actions designed to hold up fibre in the UK Filed under Fibre broadband News Tags BT fibre broadband BT Openreach BT Wholesale Ofcom to investigate BT wholesale fibre broadband pricing Author Mark 8 22 am Comments 0 April 8 2013 BT chief defends fibre broadband against copper Luddites The BT chief executive Ian Livingston has hit back at claims made by TalkTalk that the government are funding a monopoly provider by claiming the criticisms are coming from copper Luddites who are not prepared to invest in fibre themselves The TalkTalk chairman Sir Charles Dunstone had called for regulatory intervention because of the public funding that BT are receiving from the government to help roll out their fibre optic broadband network to non commercial areas of the country BT are investing 2 5 billion of their own money in their fibre optic network which should cover two thirds of British homes and businesses The government have a pot of money to help cover the final third that BT deem not to be commercially viable for them to roll out to off their own back The governments money is in the Broadband Delivery UK BDUK pot and so far only BT has won the extra money that different rural areas can bid for after Fujitsu who were the only other main bidder for the funds had pulled out meaning that BT are basically a shoe in for the new contracts put forward He also called for Ofcom to look into the wholesale prices that BT is able to charge for other providers to have access to it s superfast broadband network however Mr Livingston from BT countered this by saying These criticisms are coming from people I can only describe as copper Luddites They don t want to see the UK getting fibre BT fibre is open to any provider in the UK on the same terms as BT there are 50 or 60 of them that s not what I call a monopoly Sir Charles told the Financial Times We need to regulate fibre and to check where the money is going There is so much government money going into subsidising higher broadband speeds but no one really knows where it is going and how it is being spent Filed under Fibre broadband News Tags BT fibre broadband Fibre optic broadband TalkTalk claim BT Monopoly Author Mark 1 26 pm Comments 0 March 7 2013 BT to recruit a further 1 000 engineers to help with fibre broadband roll out BT are looking to recruit a further 1 000 engineers to help with the roll out of their fibre optic broadband network across the UK Of the 1 000 new engineers it is thought that 400 will go to apprentices who will be put on training schemes that will last for two and a half years 200 of the jobs are to go to those retiring from the armed forces which BT have a great history of recruiting due to their organisational skills they will have picked up from being in the armed forces In total BT will have 6 000 people to work on rolling out their fibre network as they also took on 1 500 last year too BT are investing 2 5 billion in it s fibre broadband network that is reportedly the fastest roll out of fibre broadband in the world with them adding a further 100 000 home and business premises per week Filed under Fibre broadband Tags BT fibre broadband BT recruitment Author Mark

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/bt-fibre-broadband/ (2016-02-10)
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  • BT Wholesale
    this to rise to around 5 8 billion in a few years BT wanted to help fund it s pensions deficit by charging the companies who use it s equipment on a wholesale level more but Ofcom have stood by their current approach and refused to allow BT to charge more for wholesale access An Ofcom statement said Ofcom sets the prices that Openreach BT s wholesale access division can charge other communications providers to deliver services to consumers Regulatory controls also apply to certain other services provided by BT Wholesale such as leased lines BT s pension deficit contributions have increased in recent years and Ofcom has considered whether there are good reasons for changing the way that it currently treats BT s pension costs At present Ofcom allows for ongoing pension service costs as reported in BT s statutory accounts but excludes payments made by BT in respect of any pension fund deficit After considering the evidence including responses from stakeholders Ofcom has decided to maintain its current approach Filed under News Tags BT pension defecit BT Wholesale BT Wholesale prices Author Mark 3 22 pm Comments 0 October 13 2010 BT to lower prices to rivals after court ruling BT are going to have to lower the charges that are put on rival broadband providers for accessing their phone and broadband lines according to a court ruling In May 2009 Ofcom put in price caps that BT could not charge more than to rivals wanting to access their network however a Competition Appeal Tribunal yesterday in London came to the decision that these price caps were too high and needed lowering They said that Ofcoms calculations that took in inflation and efficiency were not correct and that they should get new lower price caps done ASAP TalkTalk and BSkyB had gone to the Competition Commission who was in support of their claims even though BT said that the price cap that was imposed last year was too low for them already to be able to recover their costs so this new ruling will no doubt be an even bigger blow to BT Officials from BT said that any adjustments that are made by Ofcom should only be small because the errors that were made by Ofcom were smaller than what rivals such as TalkTalk had argued in court It is believed that the final adjustment will be in the region of 4 million pounds BT Openreach is the sector of BT that deals with allowing rivals to use their equipment which includes the new fibre optic broadband network they are installing BT Infinity BT are investing 2 5 billion in their new fibre network and want to make sure that they can make enough back from their investment which includes the charges they will give to rivals for accessing the new fibre lines Filed under News Tags BT Openreach BT to reduce wholesale prices to rival providers BT Wholesale BT Wholesale prices Ofcom price caps to BT

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/bt-wholesale/ (2016-02-10)
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