Category Archives: In the Media
We have been campaigning hard for a broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO). The government’s latest digital communications policy paper, announced in the Budget, finally seeks to make this happen. We hope this will soon replace the current 2 Mbps Universal Service Commitment … Continue reading
The Ewhurst Green fibre cabinet, by the Cricket pitch at PCP 18, was a finalist for the prestigious award of UK’s most picturesque fibre cabinet, but narrowly lost out today to Splayfoil Road in Weybridge. See the photos of all the finalists, and … Continue reading
BT’s success in signing up more local authorities for state funded projects continues to kill off small rural FTTP projects. More from the BBC
It is somewhat encouraging to find the possibility of further improvement for the Ewhurst outliers, along with other long lines in Surrey, made in a newly published commitment from SCC. However, the same Superfast Surrey FAQ response states that the contractual … Continue reading
Surrey County Council and BT announced yesterday the “completion of Superfast Surrey Phase 1″ (SCC News – BT PR), and the news has been picked up by the media, seven days after we published it here. Most of these sources … Continue reading
You might be wondering how the broadband landscape in the UK compares to other countries, and this series of articles from Australia provides an interesting insight from another perspective. If nothing else, you should read this summary of how the UK … Continue reading
Majority of people willing to pay more for home with good broadband Time to throw out ‘up to’ and say hello to FTTH Liberty Global acquisition may free Virgin Media to increase competition EU broadband budget annihilated
Comparison of the Australian broadband strategy to our UK position at ComputerWorld.
Pressure appears to be building for the 2 Mbps USC target for 2015 to be revised upwards; Thinkbroadband article. Our leaders may also finally be realising that upload speeds are equally important for business; V3 article.
The NFU and CLA have created an advisory package to help smooth the process of wayleave negotiations between broadband providers and landowners; Thinkbroadband article.
An Oxfordshire village agrees to contribute £11k towards upgrading their cabinet for FTTC, by Jennifer Scott of Computer Weekly.
Ewhurst Broadband was in the papers again last week, when the Surrey Advertiser ran a longer version of this online article.
Peter Cowen of BT denies accusations, published on pages 8 and 9 of the South East Business September edition, that BT deliberately scuppered the Ewhurst & Surrey Hills Broadband project last year. His letter, on page 7 of the South East … Continue reading
An unspecified legal issue regarding the BDUK funding contribution towards the SCC broadband project threatens to delay the roll-out according to a Surrey Advertiser article last week. But a spokesman for the county council said it still intends to sign … Continue reading
It seems that the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications did heed the messages from Peter Cochrane’s hearing in March. Their final report is published today. If you were not able to watch the video of Peter’s compelling evidence, then please … Continue reading
“BT must be broken up” says South East Business Magazine, August edition on page 4 (click for PDF). Also, the front page item “Companies bid for giant network contract” covers the new contract for a shared public sector network for Surrey … Continue reading
Andrew Ferguson of ThinkBroadband writes about FTTP on demand pilots. While Openreach is heavily criticised for its heavy focus on FTTC services, for those who must have full fibre (FTTP) there has been the promise of Fibre on Demand. Click … Continue reading
Sean Williams, group strategy director at BT, told a House Of Lords Select Committee meeting on Tuesday that BT’s FTTC (Fibre-To-The-Cabinet) and other copper-based technologies have sufficient speed and capacity for the future. He went on to say: “Once you … Continue reading
Video clip of The One Show B4RN Feature 23 May 2012 Coverage on the B4RN site On BBC Radio 4 You and Yours Fibre to the Home explained by the FTTH Council Europe
A recent survey suggests that the speed of the broadband connection to a property will affect it’s sale price and ease of sale; click here for details.