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b4rn fibre optic broadband dig - april 2015

26th May, 2015 - 2:01 am (35 Comments)

It’s officially a shade over two years since the community built and funded B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project first put shovels to the ground and began building their own 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband network to connect remote parts of rural Lancashire (England). But with over 1,000 premises now live, there’s still plenty more to come.


21st May, 2015 - 9:56 am (6 Comments)

Internet provider C4L has announced that they’ve begun the deployment of a new 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable fibre optic network across the large seaside town of Bournemouth (Dorset) on the south coast of England, which is intended to benefit local businesses.

scotland map

21st May, 2015 - 9:29 am (1 Comment)

A new online YouGov poll of 100 IT decision makers in Scotland, which was commissioned by Cityfibre, has reported that 92% of respondents view high quality, fast broadband as important to the success of their company and yet 52% felt as if connectivity in Scotland was worse than other parts of the UK.


21st May, 2015 - 9:00 am (1 Comment)

Pure fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has announced that their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/B) network has just reached residential boats in London’s South Dock marina (including South Dock and Greenland Dock), which we guess makes it a “Fibre-to-the-Boat” service. Ho ho.

fibre optic cable spectrum colours

20th May, 2015 - 1:53 pm (52 Comments)

Telecoms operators that upgrade from their old fixed line copper based broadband (e.g. ADSL) services to a pure fibre optic (e.g. FTTH/P etc.) style network infrastructure could make significantly bigger maintenance, energy and reliability savings than initially predicted.


19th May, 2015 - 8:49 am (27 Comments)

Internet providers Sky Broadband and TalkTalk have launched a new website called Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO), which appears designed to showcase the forthcoming commercial launch of their new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network for residents in the city of York (England).

fibre optic cable duct connectivity

15th May, 2015 - 8:19 am (54 Comments)

In a surprise move Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR2016) has done a U-turn on its 2012 policy by proposing that rival ISPs, specifically those that provide Leased Lines, should be granted access to BT’s national Dark Fibre network (i.e. un-lit fibre optic lines that have spare capacity for coping with future demand).


14th May, 2015 - 9:10 am (10 Comments)

Apparently BT is having to draw up an urgent plan to tackle broadband capacity problems on the remote Shetland Islands, which resides off the northern coast of Scotland. Locals have reportedly noticed a huge fall in their Internet speeds after the operator’s first “fibre broadband” (FTTC) connections went live last year.


12th May, 2015 - 12:45 pm (8 Comments)

A previously unknown operator called TrueSpeed Communications has announced a new deal with Hibernia Networks, which will help it to roll-out a 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable pure fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network to cover homes and businesses in parts of North East Somerset and possibly Wiltshire (England).

gigaclear fibre optic cables ultrafastunderriver.com

11th May, 2015 - 7:56 am (1 Comment)

Internet provider Gigaclear, which specialises in deploying ultrafast 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) networks into some of the most economically challenging rural parts of the United Kingdom, have secured another £30 million from investors to help dramatically increase their network coverage.

fibre optic cable rural broadband b4rn.org.uk

7th May, 2015 - 9:20 am (0 Comments)

The £1.5m Aylesbury Vale Broadband project, which is supported by the district council in Buckinghamshire (England) and aims to improve connectivity for residents of several rural villages (North Marston and Granborough with more to follow), has lifted its future service speed target from 30Mbps to 1000Mbps.


6th May, 2015 - 9:11 am (1 Comment)

London ISP Velocity1 has confirmed that their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network has recently been expanded to cover more of Wembley, specifically 475 homes inside the Wembley Park development.

b4ys fibre optic yealand rollout

5th May, 2015 - 9:34 am (3 Comments)

The B4RN 4 Yealand, Silverdale & Storth (B4YS) project, which is working with B4RN to deploy a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network for three rural Lancashire (England) villages (Yealand, Silverdale and Storth), has achieved a significant milestone by connecting Yealand Village Hall.

businesses need broadband connections

3rd May, 2015 - 7:25 pm (12 Comments)

At least once every year, for the past decade or more, somebody somewhere has warned about an impending Internet “capacity crunch” or “crash” and today we have a new scare story. The crux of the problem is this, allegedly we’re going to run out of fibre optic capacity and electricity supplies might also struggle to keep pace with demand.

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