Archive for tag: BT

BT’s Olympic Commitment

29 February, 2012 (15:46) | BT, Business, ISP's | By: Tony Tugulu

Any ISP looking for some easy PR coverage knows that nothing beats predicting a surge in bandwidth during major national and sporting events (Euro and World Cups, Wimbledon, Royal Weddings etc). Forecasting a strain on the national broadband infrastructure, should Andy Murray reach the Wimbledon final is almost guaranteed to create a news story somewhere [...]

Faulty VDSL Modems getting FTTC customers hot under the collar

2 November, 2011 (12:41) | Broadband, Fibre Optic | By: John Heritage

Rumours are circulating about the reliability of the VDSL Modems that have been supplied by Openreach for their initial FTTC installs.  Powernet has had several instances where FTTC customers have experienced a slowdown in their FTTC connection. Upon further examination it appears this has been due to overheating VDSL Modem. The clever Powernet customers in [...]

Could we make the Ofcom speed map obsolete in an afternoon?

27 July, 2011 (10:00) | Broadband | By: John Heritage

Ofcom has recently collated data on local broadband speeds from the UK’s ISPs and provided the results in the form of an interactive map on their site ( Regionally, the map is broken down into 200 authorities in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. It’s encouraging to have Ofcom putting data like this together and [...]

BT gets beaten down on price in the sticks

20 July, 2011 (13:45) | Broadband | By: John Heritage

Ofcom has announced today that it will be forcing BT to drop its wholesale broadband prices in rural areas. This is a welcome show of strength from the regulatory body and signals a move towards greater competition between retail ISPs. A balance of Power Whatever you think about BT, we all rely on the company [...]

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