Homes across Warrington switched on to broadband

Warrington Guardian: Homes across town switched on to broadband Homes across town switched on to broadband

HOMES across the borough have been switched on to super fast broadband.


More than 9,300 homes now have access to the new technology from BT and in the coming weeks almost 30,000 will be connected to the quicker speeds as engineers complete local upgrades.


The commercial roll out comes in addition to Connecting Cheshire, a £28.5 million partnership between Warrington Borough Council along with others in the region and BT.


Julian Cobley, project director for the Connecting Cheshire partnership, said: “Commercial rollout alongside the Connecting Cheshire investment will contribute significantly to our aspirations to ensure as many homes and businesses as possible have access to super fast broadband services.


“This will help keep our sub-region competitive within the UK but also globally as our day-to-day lives become ever more reliant on digital networks and internet-based technology.”


Mike Blackburn, BT’s regional director for the north west, added: “Our roll-out of fibre broadband continues at a world class pace in the region with Warrington now benefitting. More than two million homes and businesses across the UK are already using our new fibre network. Local residents now have the opportunity to join them and find out for themselves why there’s such a buzz about fibre broadband.


“Whatever you’re doing online, you can do it better and faster with fibre. Whether it’s shopping, downloading music and video, watching TV, social networking, studying or researching homework, once you’ve switched to fibre you’ll never look back. Outside the home, it also has huge potential for public services and city businesses.”

 

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7:27pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Mossyhide says...

not where I am, cable and fibre optic stops at the round about. Apparently they have had no plans to upgrade in the future for many years....so Sky is the only way for us...which sucks
not where I am, cable and fibre optic stops at the round about. Apparently they have had no plans to upgrade in the future for many years....so Sky is the only way for us...which sucks Mossyhide

9:16am Mon 9 Dec 13

ghostwriter says...

Im not sure why there is a BT logo at the top of the page and why the article states that BT fibre is available. OK so BT Openreach completed the upgrade, but that is a separate venture (on purpose) to enable all broadband providers to offer fibre.

My Sky fibre goes live tomorrow (10th December), nothing to do with BT Whatsoever, and might i add, a lot cheaper and a better package!
Im not sure why there is a BT logo at the top of the page and why the article states that BT fibre is available. OK so BT Openreach completed the upgrade, but that is a separate venture (on purpose) to enable all broadband providers to offer fibre. My Sky fibre goes live tomorrow (10th December), nothing to do with BT Whatsoever, and might i add, a lot cheaper and a better package! ghostwriter

11:33am Mon 9 Dec 13

Karlar says...

ghostwriter wrote:
Im not sure why there is a BT logo at the top of the page and why the article states that BT fibre is available. OK so BT Openreach completed the upgrade, but that is a separate venture (on purpose) to enable all broadband providers to offer fibre.

My Sky fibre goes live tomorrow (10th December), nothing to do with BT Whatsoever, and might i add, a lot cheaper and a better package!
BT's past performance, when it had the monoply on this country's telecom infrastructure, is the reason why our broadband system is light years behind that of most other developed (and some developing) other countries. For it attempt to take credit now at this late stage for improvements to an already backward system is as ghostwriter implies is little short of ridiculous.
[quote][p][bold]ghostwriter[/bold] wrote: Im not sure why there is a BT logo at the top of the page and why the article states that BT fibre is available. OK so BT Openreach completed the upgrade, but that is a separate venture (on purpose) to enable all broadband providers to offer fibre. My Sky fibre goes live tomorrow (10th December), nothing to do with BT Whatsoever, and might i add, a lot cheaper and a better package![/p][/quote]BT's past performance, when it had the monoply on this country's telecom infrastructure, is the reason why our broadband system is light years behind that of most other developed (and some developing) other countries. For it attempt to take credit now at this late stage for improvements to an already backward system is as ghostwriter implies is little short of ridiculous. Karlar

11:50am Mon 9 Dec 13

ghostwriter says...

Karlar wrote:
ghostwriter wrote: Im not sure why there is a BT logo at the top of the page and why the article states that BT fibre is available. OK so BT Openreach completed the upgrade, but that is a separate venture (on purpose) to enable all broadband providers to offer fibre. My Sky fibre goes live tomorrow (10th December), nothing to do with BT Whatsoever, and might i add, a lot cheaper and a better package!
BT's past performance, when it had the monoply on this country's telecom infrastructure, is the reason why our broadband system is light years behind that of most other developed (and some developing) other countries. For it attempt to take credit now at this late stage for improvements to an already backward system is as ghostwriter implies is little short of ridiculous.
couldnt agree more karlar.

I worked for carphone warehouse and their ladnline offering (talktalk) for 7 years fixing broadband issues, and I know talktalk have a bad reputation, so much so i would never had taken advantage of their free staff deal, but even so, the issues we had when contacting BT were little short of disgraceful.

Even now, almost 2014, and the plans and packages from BT are not competative. Well done BT you have eventually provided fibre to this town, wasnt that hard was it? Yet its taken so long, its already just an average speed, when compared to our european (and worldwide) , friends.
[quote][p][bold]Karlar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ghostwriter[/bold] wrote: Im not sure why there is a BT logo at the top of the page and why the article states that BT fibre is available. OK so BT Openreach completed the upgrade, but that is a separate venture (on purpose) to enable all broadband providers to offer fibre. My Sky fibre goes live tomorrow (10th December), nothing to do with BT Whatsoever, and might i add, a lot cheaper and a better package![/p][/quote]BT's past performance, when it had the monoply on this country's telecom infrastructure, is the reason why our broadband system is light years behind that of most other developed (and some developing) other countries. For it attempt to take credit now at this late stage for improvements to an already backward system is as ghostwriter implies is little short of ridiculous.[/p][/quote]couldnt agree more karlar. I worked for carphone warehouse and their ladnline offering (talktalk) for 7 years fixing broadband issues, and I know talktalk have a bad reputation, so much so i would never had taken advantage of their free staff deal, but even so, the issues we had when contacting BT were little short of disgraceful. Even now, almost 2014, and the plans and packages from BT are not competative. Well done BT you have eventually provided fibre to this town, wasnt that hard was it? Yet its taken so long, its already just an average speed, when compared to our european (and worldwide) , friends. ghostwriter

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