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BT Promised Faster Speeds in UK

BT Promised Faster Speeds in UK

Added: Thursday, September 24th, 2015
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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One of the largest ISPs in the country has pledged to ensure every home in the United Kingdom has a minimum standard of access to the worldwide web. BT also promised to accelerate its rollout of faster connections in respond to heavy criticism over its dominance of the British broadband market.


BT’s CEO recently called for industry and government to cooperate and create a supportive regulatory and policy environment in order to provide people with faster and more comprehensive broadband coverage. You may have heard that the ISP has found itself under mounting pressure over its dominance of broadband infrastructure in the United Kingdom from its major competitors, including Sky, Virgin and TalkTalk.

The local watchdog, Ofcom, confirmed that it is currently carrying out a review into whether the BT’s Openreach division, responsible for operating the cable network, should be spun off. BT promised to provide every household in the country with connections of at least 5-10Mbps and offer 10 million homes and small businesses “ultrafast” speeds of 300-500Mbps in the next 5 years. The company was also going to supply fiber broadband to all new housing developments and offer satellite broadband coverage for remote premises.

It should also be noted that BT will enjoy the most of £1+ bn the British government is spending to encourage broadband rollout across the country. In respond, BT has promised to return some of the funds in areas where fiber broadband take-up exceeds 20%.

According to information from Ofcom, BT used to be the most complained about company for pay TV in the country, but now EE comes to the fore, fined £1m this past summer for mistakes in complaints handling. In the meantime, Vodafone became the most criticized mobile phone operator.

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Date:  Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET junkieET loverSupermanSunTurtle (2015-09-25 12:57:43)
snotlob avatarLmfao BT fiber and 5-10Mbps they can only roll 5mb out as the highest speed going to date I know I was once with them and as for fiber they will give the same BS as sky do, (we give you fiber to your door) No you don't it's fiber to the junction box then copper all the way in, And Ofcom should be fining them for false advertising with the amount of BS they say to land a sale

posted by (2015-09-25 14:55:32)
HashShandycoot avatarNo matter how fast they promise I would never go back to BT. The customer service is shocking

posted by (2015-09-26 00:18:47)
Gaspode avatarMust agree..BT is overpriced for it's service. However, I've been with Plusnet for quite a while...have NO complaints at all. Not even additional service calls from them. Added bonus they use BT hardware to deliver NON BT level of service.

posted by (2015-09-26 10:04:48)
No avatar#3 - You do realise who owns Plusnet... it's a BT company The power of re-branding.

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET junkieET loverSupermanSunTurtle (2015-09-26 14:35:21)
snotlob avatarAll companies piggy back off BT

posted by (2015-09-26 18:07:53)
jumbo71 avatargaspode, plus net is owned by bt, they brought them out few years back i was with them until they sold out to bt then changed isp..

posted by (2015-09-26 19:23:53)
Gaspode avatarI KNOW...but it is not BT..certainly not in the fact that they give much better service AND you can talk to a human....when they do become a clone of BT it'll be bye bye Birdseye

posted by (2015-09-27 15:42:01)
mishkah52 avatarI don't know if I was lucky, But I never had issues with BT, or their customer service. I swapped over to Sky about 5 years ago. No issues with them either. However since Fiber started being installed in my area 2 years ago, I've seen my availability date(on the BT website) get pushed back and pushed back.... I queried this, to be told that they had been denied planning permission for the DSLAM. This was an out and out lie(a simple historical search of planning applications at the local council unfurled that one.) They have never applied for it. As for speeds, ever since swapping to Sky I've seen about 17-21Mb speeds with BT Still offering only 6Mb for my postcode.

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