Tag Archives: Fibre

Virgin Media to trial fastest cable in the west (and east)

Virgin Media is currently rolling out its 100Mbps broadband service across the country, a line speed which most of us would salivate over. Although the trial that the company has just.. more
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Fujitsu plans 1Gbps fibre for 5 million UK homes

Fujitsu has come somewhat out of the blue with an announcement that it wants to hook up 5 million UK homes with a super-speedy fibre network. The scheme, which is a.. more
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BT reveals next 156 exchanges to get fibre

BT has made the details of the next stage of its fibre roll-out available, with plans to serve 1.5 millon consumers and businesses. 156 exchanges are set to be fibre enabled,.. more
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ISPs complain BT pricing is endangering broadband roll-out

Internet Service Providers aren’t happy with BT, and have accused the company of obstructing the roll-out of next-gen broadband across the UK due to its greed. If you cast your mind back to last October, you might remember a decision Ofcom made to force BT.. more
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BT plans to extend next-gen copper broadband to 80% of UK

BT has announced that it intends to expand the availability of next-generation copper broadband in the UK considerably. Next-gen copper being ADSL2+ or Wholesale Broadband Connect, BT’s up to 20Mbps ADSL service, which is faster than its standard 8Mbps line. Standard up to 8Mbps ADSL.. more
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Virgin Media 100Mbps service reaches 1 million homes

Virgin Media is trumpeting a milestone in its next-generation fibre roll-out. The company’s super-fast 100Mbps service is now available to a million households across the UK, with the complete roll-out on target for a middle of 2012 completion. Its 100Mbps connections offer a 10Mbps upload.. more
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BT fibre leaves out up to 60% of street cabinets?

When you see that your exchange has been marked as underway for upgrading to BT’s 40Mbps fibre-to-the-cabinet, don’t jump for joy too early. It seems that the roll-out of BT’s fibre is more patchy than we thought, according to an article by PC Pro. The.. more
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Home broadband is top innovation of the last decade

A recent study asked what British people consider to be the innovation which has contributed the most to their lives since the turn of the millennium. And the answer, the report by consultancy The Foundation discovered, was home broadband. Fast net connections have enabled folks.. more
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Super-fast broadband could add value to your house

It seems that broadband is a lot like an en-suite bathroom. In as much as the presence of a quality broadband connection at your property could add some value to it, although probably not as much as a cubicle with a power shower. This is.. more
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Photonic Hyper-highway broadband research gets £7.2m

The government is giving funding to the tune of £7.2 million to the “Photonic Hyper-highway” project which is based at Southampton university. The university’s Optoelectronics Research Centre is running the scheme, which aims to make broadband access over fibre no less than 100 times faster... more
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