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BT to let rival use its ducts and poles in bid to boost competition - ‎6 hours ago‎
Openreach is in discussions with City Fibre, the alternative broadband network builder, about a large-scale fibre-optic roll-out over BT's ducts and poles in Southend, according to industry sources. It is understood that BT is currently surveying its ...

BT to test broadband service minus home phone line

Financial Times - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
BT's Openreach will put a service under trial this autumn that will uncouple the traditional voice service from fibre broadband for the telecoms groups that use its national network.
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BT mix-up leaves Gloucestershire village residents with each others' phone numbers

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Although the blunder was caused by engineers from BT Openreach, residents in the Forest of Dean community were told they had to contact their own service provider to get it fixed.
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BT announces price hike for landline, broadband and TV customers

Inquirer - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
BT HAS ANNOUNCED that customers are probably going to be more skint from July when the prices of its landline and broadband services will increase.

CityFibre: Our FTTP Broadband Network Can Compete With Openreach

TechWeekEurope UK - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Sky and TalkTalk both want Openreach to be separated from BT. They argue the current model Openreach serves BT rather than the other communications providers, hence the decision to use fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) rather than FTTP, and means any rival ...

Opinion: Competition issues posed by the BT/EE tie-up

Telecoms Tech - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
On the surface, the future ownership of BT's Openreach fixed-line infrastructure business might not seem connected to its EE mobile network acquisition.
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BT faces new rules on biz line installs, wholesale prices, and dark fibre

Ars Technica UK - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
It means that BT's Openreach will be required to reduce the number of days it currently takes, on average, to install leased lines for businesses.

BT buoyed by easing competition fears

Financial Times - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
It estimated that BT had raised line rental by 6 per cent a year since 2009, which generates an extra £660m in annual profit. Regulator Ofcom in March ordered BT's Openreach network division to cut wholesale prices and is due to begin a review of ...

Phone line disruption costs local businesses

Chew Valley Gazette - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The Chew Valley Gazette contacted BT regarding the disruption and the comments of residents. In response, a spokesperson from Openreach said that the repair required to restore the phone lines was 'very involved'. The first fault was reported to them ...

How co-ops can connect the UK with its potential

Co-operative News - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Competitors including Sky and TalkTalk, which pay BT for use of its network, say Openreach has little incentive to invest in upgrading cables and fixing faults quickly.

Villagers left with neighbours' phone numbers

BBC News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A spokeswoman for BT Openreach said: "We're sorry for the problems experienced by a handful of customers in Cliffords Mesne this week.

CityFibre hails 'strong demand for Openreach alternative across UK' (Tech) - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
"So far in 2016, we've demonstrated rapid commercialisation of the acquired assets, which further underlines the strong demand for an alternative to BT Openreach at a national level." Other highlights for CityFibre throughout the year included its ...
CityFibre turns first profit

BT Group plc, J Sainsbury plc and Sky PLC are the most underrated stocks on the FTSE 100 today

Motley Fool UK - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
It's obviously good to talk, is this the wrong time to hail BT? Growth has slowed lately and investors are watching to see what happens when Ofcom makes it easier for rivals to access its network.

Man calls in police over Norfolk broadband cabinet dispute

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A spokesman for BT Openreach claimed there were no plans to install a broadband cabinet at the location, and that one had now been built nearby.

BT to trial landline-free broadband

Broadbandchoices News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Openreach - BT's infrastructure division - has a trial planned for this autumn that will uncouple voice service from fibre broadband.

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - May 2

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
BT to let rival use its ducts and poles in bid to boost competition ( BT Group is in talks to open up its infrastructure to a rival in a landmark test of Ofcom's plan to introduce more competition for its much criticised Openreach ...
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Aberdeen family devastated after eight-year-old son struck with rare cancer

Press and Journal - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Findlay has been responding well to treatment and now Ross, who works for BT Openreach, is hosting an online fundraising competition to help raise money for the charity.

Crossed phone lines cause confusion in Hallow

Worcester News - ‎21 hours ago‎
Mr Finn reported it to his provider, Talk Talk, but said he was told the problem is to do with cabling and needs to be solved by Openreach, the company that maintains local networks on behalf of all providers. His phone line was restored today (Friday ...

Telecoms giant BT fined more than £3000 after roadworks blunder

Newbury Weekly News Group - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Telecoms giant BT has been fined more than £3,000 by West Berkshire Council after it failed to build a temporary footpath, forcing pedestrians to walk out into oncoming traffic.

BT Statement Regarding FCC Business Data Services Vote

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
As of 31 March 2016, BT consisted principally of six customer-facing lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, EE, BT Wholesale and Openreach. With effect from 1 April 2016, the group has been reorganized and the customer-facing ...