INCA’s Malcolm Corbett posted a LinkedIn blog on his experiences of upgrading his broadband to a Hyperoptic Fibre to the Basement service (FttB), and a good read it is. This got me to thinking about my own experience of using VDSL over recent years. In terms of the mechanics of installation, I’d have to say […]
As a bit of Friday fun I’ve re-run my 3D model on parts of Lancashire to see what the landscape looks like when you have B4RN Towers alongside the low-rise living of ordinary broadband users.
There is growing debate about the concept of a copper switch-off, where the 19th century communications revolution makes way for a 21st century successor. And the recently announced Ofcom Strategic Review is a major opportunity to gather consensus on it. It is certainly true that investors in telecommunications would welcome this – it would set out the terms […]
Should broadband for the final 10% be one project or a series of increments? Should it be the final 5% or final 10%, and what’s the difference? Industry colleague John Popham highlighted an article in the Western Morning News covering comments from Devon MP Neil Parish to the BDUK Chief Executive, Chris Townsend. Much of the item […]
This week Ofcom released the data sitting behind their recent broadband study. The dataset contains over 1.5m postcodes from across Britain, summarizing the local broadband experience. So what the Ofcom broadband data tells us? The file is far too big to play win in Excel but when loaded into a spatial database it becomes a […]
Its been an interesting week to contrast the discussions and shifts in the broadband markets in the UK and the US with net neutrality, content and competition all in the news. In the US, the Net Neutrality debate is coming to a head as President Obama sharing his thoughts and with the FCC now considering how […]
One of the more common mapping questions I get asked is about predicting VDSL speeds – who might benefit from an upgrade to Fibre to the Cabinet (FttC) and who might be caught in what might be called the “NGA but not superfast” trap where premises are connected to an upgraded cabinet but don’t really benefit […]