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19th September, 2014 - 7:36 am (1 Comment)

As expected BT has now officially signed a new Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) contract that will aim to roll-out FTTC/P based “fibre broadband” services to 98% of South Yorkshire (i.e. Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield) by the end of 2017.


18th September, 2014 - 4:46 pm (1 Comment)

Efforts to deploy 20 new submarine fibre optic cables around the western side of Scotland’s Highlands and Islands region (here) have suffered a setback after the French cable-laying ship Rene Descartes (Orange Marine) lost an 8 tonne submersible plough worth £3.6m.

suffolk uk broadband intervention map

17th September, 2014 - 9:25 am (10 Comments)

Time and again we’ve been told that the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme with BT is running way behind schedule (example) and yet actual progress on the ground consistently appears to suggest otherwise. The latest example comes from the Better Broadband for Suffolk project in England, which has just reached the 50,000 premises passed mark and now claims to be more than 6 weeks ahead of schedule.

london uk broadband internet city

16th September, 2014 - 11:43 am (11 Comments)

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson (Conservative), will today meet some of the United Kingdom’s largest ISPs and mobile operators (including Virgin Media, BT and O2 UK) at a ‘Connectivity Summit’ where it’s hoped that a strategy can be devised to help improve the city’s superfast broadband connectivity.


16th September, 2014 - 8:33 am (6 Comments)

The Black Country (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton) in England’s West Midlands has, after sitting out the first round of funding from the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, finally agreed a £7.5m project to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 95% of local premises by 2017.


15th September, 2014 - 2:27 pm (0 Comments)

The Middlesbrough Council in North East England has this week approved additional funding of £493k, which will be used to help make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services available to 95% of people by 2017 (including an additional 500 local businesses). But the funding represents less than half what was actually made available.

fibre optic cable trench uk

15th September, 2014 - 10:30 am (3 Comments)

The Digital Dales (Fibre GarDen) project, which is a community owned co-operative that aims to construct a new superfast broadband (30-100Mbps capable) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in rural parts of Garsdale and Dentdale (Cumbria, England), has confirmed that the construction phase will begin on Monday 5th October 2014.


10th September, 2014 - 9:47 am (3 Comments)

The Connecting Shropshire project in England has announced a list of 13 new telephone exchange areas that can expect to be upgraded to support BT’s new “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network by December 2015.

rothbury broadband map sept2014

10th September, 2014 - 5:00 am (19 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council in North East England are preparing to upload a much more detailed map of their local superfast broadband roll-out through the state aid supported iNorthumberland project. But the new map also provides fresh evidence that BT is ramping up deployments of their “ultrafast” 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology.

fibre optic networking

9th September, 2014 - 10:25 am (0 Comments)

In an interesting move the Bristol City Council (South West England) has decided to try and drum up more interest in the local Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme by extending its availability to businesses outside of the city’s administrative boundary. More UK cities may soon follow suit.


8th September, 2014 - 2:02 pm (0 Comments)

A small slither of fresh news from the £25 million Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project reveals that the Harlequin Group (on behalf of BTOpenreach) has submitted a planning application for the installation of 8 new ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable FTTC street cabinets in Sonning Common, Gallowstree Common and Peppard Common (South Oxfordshire).


8th September, 2014 - 1:19 am (14 Comments)

A lot has been said about the ups and downs of the Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK scheme, not least with regards to the lack of detailed coverage maps, BT’s dominance of the contract(s) and how the final gap of 5% will be closed. ISPreview.co.uk has today roped in the CEO of BDUK, Christopher Townsend, to answer some of the most common queries.


5th September, 2014 - 10:05 am (0 Comments)

After sitting the first round out the Swindon Borough Council has now agreed to team-up with the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme in order to make superfast broadband speeds of 24Mbps+ available to 95% of local homes and businesses by 2017 (100% have also been promised speeds of at least 2Mbps).

fell end rural fibre optic digging

4th September, 2014 - 10:02 am (6 Comments)

The £88k+ Fell End Broadband project in Ravenstonedale (South East Cumbria, England) has announced that its partly community built fibre optic (FTTH/P) network, which covers just 58 properties including 28 businesses over an 11km area, is now officially live.

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