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  • BT Sport and Football
    on TV though as part of the 299 million per year deal was that BT are to show at least one match of each British football team competing in the European competitions for free each season although this does leave the majority still needing a subscription of some description to watch the others Currently BT allow BT Broadband customers receive and watch BT Sport channels for free but have stated that most Champions League games will incur an extra charge Already BT has spent 738 million on the rights to screen 38 live Premier League games per season for 3 years as they go head to head with Sky BT are using the incentive of live sports on their own channels to bring new customers to use their broadband services and as BT have much deeper pockets than others who have tried to take on Sky in the past they are proving so far that they are able to match the financial muscle of Sky and even now start to beat them making Sky much less exclusive as the only place to get live sports For those who don t have BT Broadband services they are still able to receive the BT Sport channels by paying a subscription for them however BT s main target aim will be for customers to make out multi play services such as Broadband Telephone and TV packages with them as they aim to recoup their huge investment both in fibre optic broadband and also in the launch of the Sports channels Filed under News Tags BT Broadband BT fibre broadband BT Sport and Football Champions League Champions League Football BT Sport Author Mark 3 36 pm Comments 0 Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/bt-sport-and-football/ (2016-02-10)
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  • UK has nearly three quarters coverage with superfast broadband
    a hefty 26 rise over the same month last year It is not surprising the amount of data being used is on a sharp upward trend as faster and faster broadband connections become available then the options of streaming TV and movies through an internet connections and the use of higher bandwidth services also increases Also with more tablet devices also in people s homes there are even more ways in which UK consumers are able to connect to the inrtenet and receive data Not only is it in our homes that demand for broadband has increased the use of WiFi Hotspots now sees 2 million gigabytes of data in a month which is up from 0 75 million gigabytes the same time last year WiFi Hotspots have doubled in number to 34 000 up from 16 000 the previous year Businesses clearly see the demand and draw having a WiFi internet access has for customers Ocom s Chief Executive Ed Richards said S uperfast broadband is rolling out fast across the country and 4G mobile will reach at least 98 of the population This is really good news but there remain considerable challenges not least in hard to reach areas for mobile and home internet services We know consumers increasingly expect superfast speeds but it s also important to make sure people can connect over a very wide area That is why we are doing everything we can to support moves to improve coverage in difficult areas such as roads and train lines Filed under Fibre broadband News Tags fibre optic broadband coverage Superfast broadband UK superfast broadband Author Mark 2 35 pm Comments 0 No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URL Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2013/10/25/uk-has-nearly-three-quarters-coverage-with-superfast-broadband/ (2016-02-10)
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  • fibre optic broadband coverage
    of data sent or received by UK fixed line broadband connections this was a hefty 26 rise over the same month last year It is not surprising the amount of data being used is on a sharp upward trend as faster and faster broadband connections become available then the options of streaming TV and movies through an internet connections and the use of higher bandwidth services also increases Also with more tablet devices also in people s homes there are even more ways in which UK consumers are able to connect to the inrtenet and receive data Not only is it in our homes that demand for broadband has increased the use of WiFi Hotspots now sees 2 million gigabytes of data in a month which is up from 0 75 million gigabytes the same time last year WiFi Hotspots have doubled in number to 34 000 up from 16 000 the previous year Businesses clearly see the demand and draw having a WiFi internet access has for customers Ocom s Chief Executive Ed Richards said S uperfast broadband is rolling out fast across the country and 4G mobile will reach at least 98 of the population This is really good news but there remain considerable challenges not least in hard to reach areas for mobile and home internet services We know consumers increasingly expect superfast speeds but it s also important to make sure people can connect over a very wide area That is why we are doing everything we can to support moves to improve coverage in difficult areas such as roads and train lines Filed under Fibre broadband News Tags fibre optic broadband coverage Superfast broadband UK superfast broadband Author Mark 2 35 pm Comments 0 Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/fibre-optic-broadband-coverage/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Superfast broadband
    it in our homes that demand for broadband has increased the use of WiFi Hotspots now sees 2 million gigabytes of data in a month which is up from 0 75 million gigabytes the same time last year WiFi Hotspots have doubled in number to 34 000 up from 16 000 the previous year Businesses clearly see the demand and draw having a WiFi internet access has for customers Ocom s Chief Executive Ed Richards said S uperfast broadband is rolling out fast across the country and 4G mobile will reach at least 98 of the population This is really good news but there remain considerable challenges not least in hard to reach areas for mobile and home internet services We know consumers increasingly expect superfast speeds but it s also important to make sure people can connect over a very wide area That is why we are doing everything we can to support moves to improve coverage in difficult areas such as roads and train lines Filed under Fibre broadband News Tags fibre optic broadband coverage Superfast broadband UK superfast broadband Author Mark 2 35 pm Comments 0 March 22 2010 Superfast broadband to all in UK by 2020 Superfast broadband is to be made available to every home in the UK by 2020 according to the Prime Minister Gordon Brown Currently there is plans that superfast broadband of 50Mb or above should be available to be available to 90 of the UK population by 2017 meaning that it would look like the remaining 10 of the rural areas that would be left would only take an extra 3 years to be connected up to the new superfast broadband Mr Brown said Super fast broadband is the electricity of the digital age And I believe it must be for all not just for some Labour expect to raise between 175m 200m each year by charging a 50p per month 6 per year tax on each telephone line in the UK with this money being used to help fund the roll ou8t of next generation broadband to rural areas where it does not make financial sense for companies for BT to fund the roll out to Mr Brown believes that it could help save the government billions of pounds and change the way public services are provided to us One of the ideas is that each person would have their own section on a central government website where they would be presented with all their own personalised information about Council tax rubbish and recycling collections doctors and dentists available to them and the local available schools and each persons hospital records The idea being that when a person changes address all their information can be taken with them meaning that they only need to update one website with their new address and the other organisations would automatically get updated with the new records too Although all the extra jobs that would be made by the plans an estimated 250 000

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/superfast-broadband/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Scottish people leave the Highlands for better broadband
    connectivity that can also lead to rural depopulation The Highlands and Islands Enterprise is expecting to achieve 84 broadband coverage by 2016 but to extend this to even more places then more funding will be required For Scotland as a whole it is expected that BT is going to achieve around 95 coverage based on what they have achieved in Cornwall and elsewhere however it is still going to be the Highlands and Islands which are going to be the struggle due to how remote they are Filed under News Tags Broadband in Scotland Scottish Highlands broadband Author Mark 9 06 am Comments 0 No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URL Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2013/10/15/scottish-people-leave-the-highlands-for-better-broadband/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Broadband in Scotland
    Cornwall and elsewhere however it is still going to be the Highlands and Islands which are going to be the struggle due to how remote they are Filed under News Tags Broadband in Scotland Scottish Highlands broadband Author Mark 9 06 am Comments 0 December 22 2011 47 communities in Scotland to receive faster broadband BT has announced 47 Scottish communities that are to receive an upgrade to their broadband which will see faster broadband for over 180 000 homes and businesses BT are to upgrade the 47 communities with next generation copper broadband which will see broadband speed up to 20Mb being made available to those whose exchange is upgraded This upgrade is not a fibre broadband upgrade that is being done across other parts of the country but it will still see the broadband speeds of over 180 000 homes and businesses increase hopefully by over double Earlier this month the plans for 695 500 homes and businesses in Scotland to receive super fast fibre broadband were announced and should see this rolled out by the end of 2012 The areas to receive the upgraded copper network are Angus Kirriemuird Monifieth Ayrshire Girvan Maybole Stewarton Alloway Borders Hawick and Selkirk Clackmannanshire Alva Dumfries Galloway Stranraer East Lothian Haddington East Renfrewshire Eaglesham Fife Anstruther Ladybank Burntisland Kennoway Ballingry Cowdenbeath Newport Wormit Kelty Grampian Huntly Kintore TRS Lossiemouth Bucksburn Banchory Culter Peterhead Portlethen Highland Alness Dingwall Grantown on Spey Invergordon Fort William Oban Orkney Islands Kirkwall Perthshire Stanley Bridge of Earn Shetland Isles Lerwick Stirlingshire Bridge of Allan Strathclyde Maryhill Springburn Bishopbriggs Busby and Stepps West Lothian Armadale West Calder Fauldhouse Filed under News Tags ADSL2 Broadband in Scotland broadband speed increase Scotland Broadband Author Mark 4 50 pm Comments 0 Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/broadband-in-scotland/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Scottish Highlands broadband
    optic cable will be used with 400 km of it being laid under the sea due to the length of it and its hard to reach for maintenance it has required a bespoke design to help with remote maintenance Although the connection is a fibre optic line that will run from Inverness to Shetland and Orkney it will be still via copper lines that the broadband will be delivered It is thought that BT will upgrade the main areas to ADSL2 in Spring next year to help deliver the faster broadband speeds to the islanders Currently the islanders use microwave radio links and these will be kept in place as a back up Filed under News Tags Orkney broadband Scottish Highlands broadband Shetland broadband Author Mark 1 40 pm Comments 0 November 29 2011 Only BT left to bid for Highlands Islands broadband The Highlands and Islands region of Scotland sees just BT left for the contract to deliver broadband to the region Both Cable Wireless and Fujitsu have both pulled out of the bidding process to bring super fast broadband to the Highlands and Islands The area was one of 4 rural areas in the country that is to receive between 5 10m of funding to help roll out a pilot of fibre broadband to the area however Fujitsu have withdrawn from the process as they claim that additional investment would be required for the required infrastructure and Cable Wireless have also followed suit this just leaves BT left in for the project Rhonda Grant the Labour MSP for the Highlands Islands said This pilot is of vital importance to every community throughout the Highlands and Islands and it is essential that more public money is invested in this project so far only 10 per cent of the estimated costs have been secured Alex Neil the Scottish cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment has previously estimated that the cost of rolling out next generation broadband across the Highlands Islands region would be in the region of 300m alone Filed under Fibre broadband Tags Highlands Islands fibre broadband Rural broadband Scottish broadband Scottish Highlands broadband Author Mark 9 42 am Comments 0 February 18 2010 70 million high speed broadband project completed for Scottish Highlands A delayed 70 million project to provide high speed broadband to schools and libraries across the Scottish Highlands has finally been completed The project was called the Pathfinder North Broadband Project which finally went live on Wednesday uses both fibre optic cables and broadband wireless technology to get the high speed Internet to all the schools libraries and other council buildings of which there is a total of 801 connected Five local authorities were involved in the project which included The Highland Council and Moray Argyll and Bute Councils and Orkney and Shetland Islands Councils The Chairman of The Highland Council s Resources Committee Councillor Carolyn Wilson said The Pathfinder North scheme represents a major investment in rural locations which depend so heavily on

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/tag/scottish-highlands-broadband/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Ofcom calling for broadband providers to help make switching easier
    switching process simpler for broadband providers who use the BT Openreach network is for the broadband provider who is gaining the new customer takes control of the switch and processes the transfer for the customer They will do the work with the losing provider to get the customer switched over as quickly and easily as possible Although this is a start Mr Richards wants further actions to be done to make the process even simpler and remove any other issues that consumers face such as switching between different bundles and different networks for example from a BT Openreach network provider to the Virgin Media network In his speech Mr Richards asked of broadband providers to transform switching to remove the inconvenience delays and uncertainty that currently can bedevil consumers when trying to change their provider He also said a system that enables consumers to take advantage of the increasing competition and innovation available Many consumers pay far more than they need to for broadband and communications bundles because they don t switch it is recommended after each time that the current deal reaches the end of its contract for consumers to shop around and see if there are any other deals that would work out more beneficial to them Filed under Home Broadband Tags Changing broadband providers Ofcom Switching broadband Author Mark 9 23 am Comments 0 No Comments No comments yet RSS feed for comments on this post TrackBack URL Leave a comment Name required Mail will not be published required Website Search for Blogroll Broadband News Broadband Speed Test Mobile Broadband Categories Broadband Bundles Broadband Speeds Business Broadband Fibre broadband Gaming Home Broadband IPTV Mobile Broadband News Offers Satellite broadband Wireless Internet Archives August 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November

    Original URL path: http://www.broadbandwatchdog.co.uk/story/2013/09/17/ofcom-calling-for-broadband-providers-to-help-make-switching-easier/ (2016-02-10)
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