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Ultra-fast fibre broadband customers predicted to hit 230m by 2016

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

The global number of customers with ultra-fast fixed fibre optic broadband lines is set to reach almost 230 million by 2016, according to IDATE. Toward the end of last year, some 220 million people were signed up to some form of...

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BT chief hails St Agnes FTTP on Demand trial

Friday, July 6th 2012

BT's programme director for the Superfast Cornwall project has praised the decision to trial a new ultra-fast fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in St Agnes. Ranulf Scarborough said it is great news that the FTTP on Demand...

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Fibre broadband provider Hyperoptic named best new ISP

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Fibre optic broadband provider Hyperoptic has won a prize at the 2012 ISPA Awards. The company saw off competition from Boundless Communications, Spectrum Internet and Wirehive to win the best new internet service provider...

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ABI says telecoms firms face dilemma between FTTH and DSL

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012

Telecoms firms are facing a tough choice between fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and DSL solutions as they attempt to meet demand for faster broadband, according to ABI Research. While FTTH offers ten times the bandwidth of DSL, the...

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BT denies ignoring Scottish Borders with fibre broadband plans

Monday, July 2nd 2012

BT has hit out at claims that its fibre optic broadband rollout programme has overlooked the Scottish Borders. Conservative MSP John Lamont said he could not think of a good reason why the region had been ignored in the telecoms...

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KC says fibre broadband rollout is 'ambitious and special'

Friday, June 29th 2012

KC's director of consumer markets Nick Thompson has hailed the east Yorkshire internet service provider's fibre optic broadband rollout as "ambitious and special". The company is rolling out super-fast broadband...

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Edinburgh to trial BT's FTTP on Demand

Thursday, June 28th 2012

Edinburgh will be one of the first parts of the UK to gain access to a new ultra-fast fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband service from BT. The Scottish capital's Waverley exchange area will be one of eight across the UK to...

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BT makes major fibre broadband investment in south-west

Tuesday, June 26th 2012

South-west England is set to benefit from a major fibre optic broadband investment from BT. Corsham, Highworth, Malmesbury, Pill and Westbury-on-Trym are among the latest communities in the region to be included in the national...

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Point Topic says fibre broadband hitting 'sweet spot'

Friday, June 22nd 2012

Fibre optic broadband is currently "hitting the sweet spot" in terms of market share in the technology sector, according to Point Topic and the Broadband Forum. Robin Mersh, chief executive of the Broadband Forum,...

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XILO launches 80Mbps fibre broadband packages

Thursday, June 21st 2012

Internet service provider XILO has introduced a range of new fibre optic broadband packages offering speeds of up to 80Mbps. The new propositions are based on fibre-to-the-cabinet infrastructure from BT, which is currently...

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