Feeds

Be steps back from fibre broadband in 2011 pledge

Potential network partners not up to snuff, says ISP

Boost IT visibility and business value

Be Broadband will not be implementing fibre optic connectivity any time soon, the ISP admitted yesterday, it's plans taking "longer than hoped" to put in place.

In a blog post, the company said: "We’re sorry that our initial goal of fibre products this year might not be possible."

Rather than establish its own fibre network - an incredibly expensive option, almost certainly beyond the company - Be said it wants to work with an existing fibre network.

The snag: none are seemingly up to snuff. "It’s taking us longer than we originally thought to find a solution that meets the expectations of Be and our customers," the ISP said.

Be wants to be able to offer "unthrottled and unlimited" broadband, it said. Based on feedback from its subscribers, it has found therer is "demand across the whole country rather than a small number of city-centre hotspots".

Be's current thinking is that it needs to build some of the network itself, by "installing more of our own equipment into the local exchange". It will be trialling the approach at one, unnamed exchange shortly. ®

Seven Steps to Software Security

More from The Register

next story
Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them
It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee
But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
All those new '5G standards'? Here's the science they rely on
Radio professor tells us how wireless will get faster in the real world
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.