Ministers drop multi-million pound plan to connect the 'final 5%' of the country without superfast broadband
Plans to deliver superfast broadband to the 'final 5 per cent' of the country have been dropped because they are too expensive.
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BT profits soar to £3bn as it raises prices: Company pushes some charges up by 20% as it spends billions on sports rights and pay TV
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From: Geoff Hall
Sent: 05 May 2016 19:38
To: Stephen Brookes
Subject: Upgrade for Nocton
I refer to my question to you regarding an extra line. Have you had a response from BT yet please?
You may also like to know there is no evidence that the new Cab 17 has power yet, nor has there been any BT Openreach team working on the Cab 17 or Pillar 3/2 as far as we are aware. How does this gel with the estimated completion of early May please?
You may like to see my last two reports for the community:
From: Stephen Brookes
Sent: 06 May 2016 08:31
To: Geoff Hall
Subject: RE: Upgrade for Nocton
Good Morning Geoff
BT assure me that the cabinet has power, it has certification to that effect and from that perspective is complete.
You will not see BT Openreach vans in the area because Carrillion Telent (CT) and their sub-contractors are carrying out the work on behalf of Openreach. This is standard practice both in Lincolnshire and across the UK.
With regard to the solution for the other lines currently excluded; this remains both a local and UK wide issue associated with 'Equivalence' and whilst we are looking at how best to deal with the county-wide issue, because it is an OFCOM judgement, answers aren't going to be very quick in arriving.
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