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openreach_bt_cable_duct_manhole

20th December, 2014 - 8:15 am (57 Comments)

After repeated Freedom of Information (FoI) requests we’re pleased to report that the Government has finally agreed to release the full consumer take-up figures for their Broadband Delivery UK project’s national roll-out of faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity, which is dominated by BT. The tiny rural county of Rutland dominates with an impressive score of 32.7%.

superfast berkshire

19th December, 2014 - 1:44 pm (3 Comments)

In a curious development the West Berkshire Council in England has withdrawn a major tender that was issued to help find a supplier for Phase 2 of their Superfast Berkshire project, which is currently working with BT to roll-out a “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to “around” 91% of local premises by the end of September 2015.

point_to_point_radwin_wireless

17th December, 2014 - 9:00 am (5 Comments)

UK ISP Call Flow Solutions, working as part of the Government’s £10 million Innovation Fund pilot(s), has finally started to deploy a new fixed wireless superfast broadband network to help serve communities in the most rural parts (i.e. final 5%) of Hampshire (Southern England).

bt superfast fibre van

16th December, 2014 - 2:11 pm (11 Comments)

The Superfast Northamptonshire project in England, which is currently aiming to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services available to about 90% of premises by September 2015, has finally signed a new contract with BT under the Broadband Delivery UK based Superfast Extension Programme (SEP). An extra 20,465 premises will now benefit from the on-going roll-out.

openreach_bt_engineer_at_a_street_cabinet_fttc

16th December, 2014 - 11:17 am (0 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project in England has successfully raised an extra £700,000 to help roll-out “superfast fibre broadband” (although curiously the speeds are stated as sub-superfast “up to 24Mbps“) across hard to reach communities in the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

16th December, 2014 - 9:04 am (4 Comments)

The European Commission has published its annual report into the coverage of superfast broadband (Next Generation Access) services around the EU, which again shows that the United Kingdom is making good progress on 30Mbps+ capable Next Gen (NGA) service delivery but still lags miles behind most other EU28 countries in terms of pure fibre optic connectivity (FTTH/P/B).

business_broadband_connection_voucher_uk

16th December, 2014 - 7:45 am (4 Comments)

The Government’s Connection Voucher scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help SME businesses install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service in any of 22 cities across the United Kingdom (note: many more cities will soon be added), has received another small but notable tweak in an effort to make it more attractive.

fttc-uk-bt-superfast-broadband-street-cabinet

15th December, 2014 - 8:08 pm (8 Comments)

As expected the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme, which with BTOpenreach’s help hopes to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 95% of the population by 2017, will tonight launch a major new TV advertising campaign in the hopes of boosting take-up

great_asby_alsoutdoorworld_blogspot_co_uk

12th December, 2014 - 8:39 am (2 Comments)

After a decade of campaigning it’s finally been confirmed that residents of Great Asby, which is a beautiful little rural village in Cumbria (North West England), will soon be able to get online with broadband speeds of up to 330Mbps thanks to BT’s forthcoming FTTP network rollout. Sadly that also means the demise of the local community fixed wireless network.

fttc street cabinet under construction

11th December, 2014 - 12:19 pm (12 Comments)

A new report from the Shropshire County Council (SCC), which examines the various options available for providing “fibre broadband” to those areas that aren’t currently projected to received it, has shown that the local authority is still struggling to match the Government’s £11.38m Phase 2 Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funding.

europe map

11th December, 2014 - 10:45 am (0 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today published their latest EU Broadband Scorecard and 2014 International Communications Market Report (ICMR), which among other things shows how the United Kingdom compares with Europe’s other countries in terms of our progress towards the Government’s ambition that we should have the “fastest broadband of any major European country by 2015“.

farming uk rural areas

11th December, 2014 - 8:45 am (5 Comments)

The Rural Services Network, which is devoted to improving services in rural communities across England and remains the only rural Special Interest Group at the Local Government Association (LGA), has published its manifesto for the 2015 General Election and called on a future government to make several key improvement’s to the UK’s broadband roll-out strategy.

fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

11th December, 2014 - 8:04 am (2 Comments)

The community owned Digital Dales (Fibre GarDen) project, which recently secured funding to build a new up to 100Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across the rural villages of Garsdale and Dentdale in Cumbria (England), has been questioned by a group of opposition Conservative councillors who are concerned about the projects deliverability.

united kingdom map

8th December, 2014 - 12:22 pm (13 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today published their annual 2014 Infrastructure Report and revealed that 75% of premises are now within reach of a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connection (this falls to just 22% superfast coverage in rural areas or 33% for raw NGA reach), with take-up of related services hitting 22% (up from 16% last year).

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