UK Watchdog Paves a Road to Faster BroadbandAdded: Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
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A review in late February put the largest British broadband provider, BT, under pressure to open up its network infrastructure in order to allow competitors lay their own ultrafast fiber-optic broadband lines. Ofcom conducts once-in-a-decade review of the telecoms market, and this time it opted for this measure after taking a decision not to force BT to spin off its Openreach division. The latter operates the broadband network infrastructure in the United Kingdom. The question now is whether this helps users experiencing trouble with their broadband.
Consumers should know that Openreach builds and maintains the vast copper and fiber network in the country, connecting virtually all businesses and households to the national broadband and telephone network. However, Openreach was criticized over poor service standards.
Many customers, including such telecom giants as TalkTalk and Sky, have suffered a number of problems – from installation delays to enormous costs for laying cables to connect them to the worldwide web. The main problem is that Openreach affects not only BT’s customers, because other ISPs, such as Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone, rely on its “last mile” of wiring in order to get their service to their subscribers. All of the ISPs urged Ofcom to take a more radical action and separate BT and Openreach, claiming that the latter was bad in repairs, failed to invest in upgrading its infrastructure and directed its revenue to helping BT regain a dominant position in the market.
According to a new Ofcom plan, there will be a new obligation to provide fast broadband to every British customer, starting at 10Mbps. In case Ofcom’s review helps speed up fiber roll-out, Internet speeds could reach 1Gbps across much of the country.
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
|Residential fiber was already in the US. I think this is just an official announcement because maybe residential fiber was just highlighted. Milo33 I think you are thinking of the wrong pig. I mean how far can cop fly. Now maybe there is a US / Interpol connection and the pig can fly all around the world.|
|If pigs fly is a saying like when hell freezes over, not just a term to call the coppers|
|Yeah and why do we want faster internet? To look at Today's Deals on Amazon?|
Or to DL/UL large files? Like torrents? I am only ever bothered about my speed with my torrents and yes for these I would like a faster upload speed. The rest of the web - not really. (OK maybe also my Xbox for online play).
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