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READER'S LETTER: BT and Openreach don't listen, don't care!

North Devon Journal - ‎May 28, 2016‎
I have recently returned from a short holiday to find that thanks to a car travelling at excessive speed through our hamlet it had hit a telephone cable pole and all but flattened it.
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Reform Openreach's relationship with BT or public anger at the UK broadband market will only rise

City A.M. - ‎May 23, 2016‎
However, although the regulator hasn't ruled this option out, BT's threats of legal action and withdrawn investment have given it pause for thought.

Fast broadband start-up growth puts Openreach under pressure - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Hyperoptic, an ultra-fast broadband network builder, plans to roll out “gigabit” services across seven towns and cities, piling pressure on existing infrastructure owner BT Openreach. The £15m network will deliver speeds of 1,000Mbps, around 10 times ...
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Comms providers call on Ofcom to get tough on Openreach

The Register - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Communications providers Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone have called on Ofcom to dramatically reform BT's Openreach in a "10 point plan" published today.

TalkTalk: BT Openreach Should Be Separated Despite Our 1Gbps FTTP Broadband Plans

TechWeekEurope UK - ‎May 16, 2016‎
TalkTalk says its ambition to offer 1Gbps broadband over fibre to the premise (FTTP) infrastructure to up to ten million properties does not undermine the argument that Openreach and BT should be separated. Opponents argue the current structure gives ...

Openreach engineer saves man trapped in blazing flat - ‎May 18, 2016‎
An Openreach engineer is being hailed a hero after rescuing an unconscious man from a blazing building. ​Steven Woods had just completed his last job of the day in Liverpool when a man from an upper floor flat ran outside shouting for help to reach his ...

Left without internet for six months (and I'm in the shade of the BT Tower)

The Guardian - ‎May 27, 2016‎
In addition, she was forced to make numerous lunch time calls to BT customer services - in turn directed to Openreach - while taking time off work for both BT and KN Group engineers, who failed to materialise. Openreach is the BT company that manages ...
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Vodafone CEO tells Ofcom: 'It's time to act on Openreach'

Mobile Today - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Vodafone's Group CEO Vittorio Colao has told Ofcom to be decisive in reforming BT Openreach, urging the regulator that the time is now.

BT has (so far) played a regulatory blinder

Investors Chronicle (blog) - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has decided, for now, against forcing BT to spin off Openreach, instead requiring it to strengthen its independence and open up its telegraph poles and underground ducts to rivals to lay their own fibre networks.

Superfast broadband will miss 96% target for Wales

Daily Post North Wales - ‎May 24, 2016‎
He said: “The BT website says that BT Infinity is available. “The BT Openreach site says that Infinity is available to order and to contact our supplier.

Should you buy Lloyds Banking Group plc, Carillion Group plc or BT Group plc for the long term?

Motley Fool UK - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The pension deficit of £5.2bn (net of tax) is a worry for BT and is something that investors should be monitoring closely.
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BT to start search for new chairman

Financial Times - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Sir Mike will be leaving the company at a sensitive time as rival telecoms groups push for the separation of Openreach, BT's fixed-line network. The government has funnelled £1.2bn of state subsidies to the group so it can extend superfast broadband to ...

No landline or internet hits curtains business

Cambrian News - ‎May 27, 2016‎
The couple have been visited by three BT Openreach engineers but are frustrated that they are still not connected and say it is having an impact on their business.

Letters: The long wait for BT to bring its rural services up to scratch - ‎May 19, 2016‎
SIR - I have had to wait months for BT Openreach to sort out faults with both my phone line and broadband. I live near an Openreach exchange; and although I have fast broadband, I have hardly any mobile signal, so rely on a land line.

Sunday newspaper round-up: AstraZeneca, oil IPOs, M&S, Exova, Tesco

DIGITALLOOK - ‎15 hours ago‎
Also on BT, its Openreach infrastructure arm is set to come under pressure from plans by Hyperoptic, an ultra-fast broadband network builder backed by George Soros, to roll out “gigabit” services across seven UK towns and cities by 2018.
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Yorkshire network Kcom returns to sales growth as it speeds up fibre investment - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Kcom, the Yorkshire-based telecoms network, has returned to sales growth and announced it will increase spending on fibre optic broadband in a bid to challenge BT Openreach's network. The company is known for operating cream-coloured phone boxes ...

Broadband problems causing headache for Washington pupils

Sunderland Echo - ‎May 26, 2016‎
A headteacher says his students are struggling to keep up with technology due to internet problems. Despite being next to the exchange box for BT Openreach's fibre broadband, the staff and students at Rickleton Primary School in Washington are unable ...

Line down cost firm thousands

Cambrian News - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Dinah Pugh, one of the company's directors, has criticised BT Openreach for not reacting to the problem quickly enough meaning the company was unable to conduct any meaningful business for over seven days.

Ultrafast broadband coming to Gillingham soon as part of pilot scheme announced by BT

Kent Online - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Having already committed to delivering ultrafast broadband to the majority of premises in the UK over the next decade, Openreach is building on its technology trials by making Gillingham a pilot site along with a location in Cambridgeshire. Work ...
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BT customer complaints lose chief executive £290000

Financial Times - ‎May 19, 2016‎
The group has been the target of considerable criticism from customers over faults and repair times, particularly on its broadband services.