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Poll: Do you think BT workers should strike over pay as the Communications Workers Union suggests?

Posted on Jun 07 2010 by Gemma Dickinson | 1 Comment
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Categories : BT, Polls

It has recently been reported that BT workers may go on strike over a pay dispute as reported on the Communication Workers Union website (http://www.cwu.org/bt-pay-campaign-2010.html). We would like to know your thoughts on this matter and have added a new poll to find out.

UPDATED: 12pm 11th June 2010

Whilst we presumed this topic would be of significant interest to many of our readers, we didn’t expect the immense response it received. In the first three days of the poll going live we received a total of 123 votes, 94% of which stated that they support the strike and believe 2% to be a disgraceful offer. Only 6% of voters thought the 2% offer was reasonable. Most interestingly of all, when analysing the origination of the voters we noticed a significant proportion were using BT based IP addresses, leading us to speculate that many of our respondents may well be disgruntled BT employees. This wholeheartedly supports the findings of the CWU’s own polls and research and leads us to believe that we may be seeing strike action in the near future.

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Fuss ‘n’ Fibre

Posted on May 17 2010 by Elsa Chen | Comments Off on Fuss ‘n’ Fibre

Everyone seems to be talking about fibre at the moment – the industry news is full of it. What with BT announcing expanded fibre coverage and numerous providers announcing new fibre based services and participation in BT’s latest fibre trials, it seems to be one of the industry’s current hot topics. So, just what is going on and what is all the fuss about?

Elsa Chen, General Manager

Elsa Chen, General Manager

Towards the end of last year BT ran trials of FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) which provided speeds of up to 40Mbps by utilising fibre optic links to street level cabinets and delivering connectivity via VDSL2 technology between the cabinet and the premises. The trials ran until late December and proved successful. Entanet itself was involved. Since then a number of providers including BT Retail have announced the availability of their FTTC based services with prices ranging from £19.99/month up to £179/month for various packages and options.

But why stop at 40Mbps? BT recently announced its latest round of FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) trials which are expected to provide speeds of up to 100Mbps by delivering a fibre based connection right to the premises. Once again Entanet has been significantly involved from an early stage, starting off with the Kesgrave trials way back in 2008 where we experienced customers reaching speeds of 98Mbps.

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