October 5, 2011

UK SMEs positive about future

by Jan Harris

Economic growth in the UK is set to come from small businesses, according to a new report published by Enterprise Nation with support from BT. The report highlights the significant changes currently happening in the small business sector, with more people setting up businesses while government funding for start ups is being cut. With high […]

September 22, 2011

BT advert complaint upheld

by Kerry Butters

Complaints made by Virgin Media about BT’s adverts, which promised broadband speeds of up to 40Mbps, have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA). The ruling stated that ASA had noted Virgin’s concerns that BT appeared to promise wide availability for their Infinity service, and said that BT did not make this clear in […]

September 13, 2011

BT announce latest upgrade locations

by Kerry Butters

BT Openreach have announced the latest locations set to benefit from access to fibre-optic broadband. More than 114 exchanges are expected to be upgraded to allow super-fast broadband availability to suppliers and consumers alike. The plans will enhance internet speeds for more than one million homes and businesses and are due to be completed by […]

July 28, 2011

High Court orders BT to block pirated movie site

by Jan Harris

BT has become the first ISP to be ordered to block access to a site providing links to pirated content under the 1988 Copyright, Design and Patents Act. High Court judge Justice Arnold has ordered BT to block Newzbin 2 with its CleanFeed technology, which the ISP uses to block sites featuring child sexual abuse. […]

May 25, 2011

BT set to trial 4G broadband in Cornwall

by Jan Harris

BT Wholesale and Everything Everywhere are teaming up to trial a 4G broadband service in the St Newlyn East area of South Newquay, Cornwall, starting in September. The service, which will use the 800 MHz spectrum, could offer mobile internet speeds of up to 100Mbit/s. The companies are seeking up to 100 fixed and 100 […]

April 11, 2011

BT escapes prosecution over Phorm technology

by Jan Harris

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has dropped its investigation into whether BT’s Phorm technology unlawfully intercepted internet browsing data, because of insufficient evidence. BT started conducting secret trials of Phorm four years ago. The technology analysed Internet users’ browsing history in order to bring them personalised web content, as well as targeted advertising based on […]

January 12, 2011

Market towns to get BT’s superfast broadband

by Jan Harris

BT Group has announced the addition of 41 market towns across the UK to its 40Mbit/s broadband roll-out, which should be available from spring next year. 785 cabinets, serving around eight million properties, have already been earmarked to be upgraded with the new infrastructure, which is costing £2.5 billion. However the service will not be […]

January 4, 2011

BT moves towards two-tier Internet

by Jan Harris

BT Wholesale has announced the launch of a new service on its ‘Content Connect’ platform that will allow ISPs to charge for Internet content to be delivered via a ‘fast lane’. The move has been criticised by the Open Rights Group for undermining the fundamental concept of net neutrality. The new service, which will be […]

November 11, 2010

BT now has over 2 million wi-fi hotspots across the UK

by Darren Allan

BT has announced that it now has over 2 million hotspots offering wi-fi access across the country. The announcement comes this week along with the six month trial of an underground hotspot at Charing Cross Tube station, which allows commuters in the ticket hall, Northern and Bakerloo line platforms to surf while they wait. BT’s […]

March 15, 2010

BT launches “triple-play” voice, broadband and TV packages

by Darren Allan

BT has launched its first bundled deals which offer voice calls, broadband and TV rolled into one. It was only last September that Ofcom removed restrictions which banned BT from operating such a triple-play policy. The company is also doing some spring deals on the three triple-play packages it has announced, so if you sign […]

March 10, 2010

Free website for your business

by Darren Allan

Business owners who haven’t yet taken the step of setting up a website might be interested to learn about a new scheme which has been set up by Google, BT, Enterprise UK and a number of other partners. Getting British Business Online, or GBBO, is a government backed initiative which aims to do exactly what […]