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business broadband connection voucher uk

18th October, 2016 - 10:38 am (2 Comments)

Small and medium sized businesses in West Sussex (England) are being invited to apply for a new voucher scheme, which offers a subsidy of between £1,000 and £3,000 to help local firms get a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connection installed.


17th October, 2016 - 9:13 am (28 Comments)

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which represents thousands of businesses of all sizes and sectors, has told the Government that it should make use of low UK interest rates to help soften the impact from Brexit by investing in broadband, housing and reform of business rates.

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13th October, 2016 - 1:57 pm (1 Comment)

A new report from the IPPR North think-tank has claimed that small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are lagging behind other businesses in the “Northern Powerhouse” (northern England) region due to a “double-whammy of patchy … broadband connectivity” and lack of digital skills.

openreach rural cable duct digging

13th October, 2016 - 11:55 am (2 Comments)

A new BT commissioned report from Analysys Mason has perhaps unsurprisingly warned that Ofcom’s effort to encourage alternative network (AltNet) ISPs to build rival ultrafast broadband networks, such as by opening up access to Openreach’s cable ducts, may fail to achieve the desired result.


13th October, 2016 - 7:58 am (2 Comments)

Sky has today published their latest quarterly trading update, which is very vague and sadly includes no new information on the size of their Sky Broadband base. On the upside we finally get a progress update on the imminent launch of their new O2 (MVNO) based Sky Mobile service.

metronet uk logo

12th October, 2016 - 11:05 am (0 Comments)

Alternative business ISP Metronet UK, which has built its own hybrid fibre optic and wireless broadband networks’ in several urban areas around the United Kingdom, has today acquired rival provider M247 for £47.5 million.

fiber optic cable blue

11th October, 2016 - 9:35 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network developer Cityfibre has today confirmed that the South Yorkshire (England) cities and towns of Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster will be the next to benefit from their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) style network.


7th October, 2016 - 10:39 am (5 Comments)

Following “successful beta trials” business ISP Elite has launched a new range of 40Mbps to 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based broadband products for their customers, partners and wholesale clients.

cityfibre fibre optic cable

3rd October, 2016 - 1:15 pm (0 Comments)

Fibre optic (FTTP) network builder Cityfibre has announced the first capacity sale on its Manchester network to euNetworks and they’ve separately expanded their relationship with business ISP Onecom to add more customers on their new networks in Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham (England).

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30th September, 2016 - 11:08 am (7 Comments)

The Government’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has published its proposed non-domestic business rates this morning, which has caused cable operator Virgin Media to warn that it will hamper the laying of new broadband infrastructure by forcing a “steep increase” in related costs (aka – Fibre Tax).

broadband internet speed speedometer

30th September, 2016 - 10:39 am (3 Comments)

The communications regulator has today started to enforce their new business-focused Voluntary Code of Practice for Broadband Speeds, which aims to provide UK businesses with more accurate and reliable information on what line speeds they should expect from member ISPs.

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29th September, 2016 - 3:02 pm (1 Comment)

The Government’s new Secretary of State for Business, Greg Clark, seems to have gone off-message after he told an annual conference for the Institute of Directors (IoD) that the United Kingdom’s mobile and broadband connectivity was in a “simply unacceptable” state for 2016.

zen internet uk isp

28th September, 2016 - 1:19 pm (0 Comments)

UK ISP Zen Internet has announced that the reach of their “next generation” consumer broadband and high-capacity data network (e.g. Ethernet, FTTC, FTTP, EFM and ADSL) will be extended to 400 Points of Presence (PoPs) in BT exchanges by January 2017 (reaching over 500,000 postcodes).


26th September, 2016 - 9:44 am (5 Comments)

Cityfibre has published their full H1 2016 results, which among other things reveals that the joint 940Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband trial with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk in York (England) is now “completed” (14,000 premises passed) and “achieved all target objectives in terms of penetration and deployment costs.” But what comes next?

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