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3rd July, 2015 - 3:00 pm (13 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, fresh from picking up the state aid fuelled contracts for Epping Forest (Essex) and rural Gloucestershire, has today picked up another win by securing a deal to roll-out their 1000Mbps FTTP broadband network to parts of remote rural Berkshire in England. Call Flow Solutions will also deploy some slower FTTC.

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3rd July, 2015 - 1:14 pm (0 Comments)

BTOpenreach has announced another round of significant price reductions on their high-capacity business focused Ethernet services, such as the 10Gbps Ethernet Backhaul Direct (EBD) and Wholesale Extension Services (WES).


3rd July, 2015 - 8:51 am (20 Comments)

Smaller businesses that have taken up residence at the Deeside Enterprise Zone in Flintshire (North West Wales, UK) have complained that they’re still only able to get superslow sub-2Mbps broadband download speeds from BT’s local infrastructure and some will leave if the situation isn’t corrected.

broken uk internet connection and running man

3rd July, 2015 - 7:46 am (4 Comments)

Mobile and Internet provider EE UK, which is in the middle of being gobbled by BT for £12.5bn, has today been fined £1 million after Ofcom found earlier this year that the telecoms operator had broken its rules for governing how you should handle customer complaints (General Condition 14.4).

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3rd July, 2015 - 1:00 am (9 Comments)

New research claims that the first Superfast Cornwall contract, which recently completed and expanded the reach of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to 95% of premises in the English county (up from the original target of 80%), has so far delivered a local economic benefit worth £186.1m.


2nd July, 2015 - 10:30 pm (2 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has officially announced the winners of their 17th annual 2015 Internet Industry Awards, which saw Hyperoptic pick-up the prize for “Best Superfast Broadband” provider (third time in a row) and they also secured the gong for “Best Consumer Fixed Broadband“. But there were many more categories and winners.


2nd July, 2015 - 9:04 am (1 Comment)

The ITS Technology Group, which helps altnets to roll-out fibre optic connectivity and also provides its own services, has this morning announced that they’ve acquired yet another fixed wireless broadband provider in Wales by scooping up Cardiff-based Konek-T for an undisclosed sum.

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2nd July, 2015 - 8:13 am (2 Comments)

Worcester-based fixed wireless ISP Airband, which yesterday won a separate open market contract to deploy superfast broadband to 5,800 premises across the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks in England (here), could form part of a consortium that will bid for the full Devon and Somerset contract after it failed to reach a deal with BT.


1st July, 2015 - 4:57 pm (8 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has announced that a fixed wireless access (FWA) provider called Airband has won their open tender contract for deploying superfast broadband to 5,800 homes and businesses across the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.


1st July, 2015 - 1:38 pm (0 Comments)

A new report from Northern Ireland’s Public Accounts Committee has blasted the EU funded Bytel project after it “grossly mishandled” public funding and spent £920k on unused equipment that should have cost just £21.3k+. The 2004 scheme aimed to provide “high-speed broadband” between Belfast, Craigavon, Armagh, Dundalk and Dublin


1st July, 2015 - 11:52 am (2 Comments)

The East Sussex County Council, which is working in partnership with Brighton and Hove City, has today become one of the last local authorities in England to sign a Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract to help expand the reach of superfast broadband connectivity to thousands more homes.


1st July, 2015 - 9:01 am (3 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull in East Yorkshire, KC, has today published a new report which they claim proves the positive impact that their FTTP dominated roll-out of superfast broadband is having. Overall the local digital economy now accounts for £6.93bn per annum (24% of the total).


1st July, 2015 - 8:18 am (24 Comments)

A small but mildly comical change has been made in the Government’s publicity drive for the Broadband Delivery UK project. Somebody somewhere finally recognised that those big red and white “speed limit” signs, which are often used to highlight the top speed of 80Mbps for FTTC “fibre broadband” lines, needed an “up to” prefix.

entanet uk

1st July, 2015 - 2:06 am (3 Comments)

Entanet, which supplies broadband and telecoms services to a number of UK ISPs and businesses, says they’re “not convinced” by BT’s hope of being able to replace their old traditional phone services, including a relaxation of related regulation, with a new pure IP based network within the next 10 years.

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