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13th January, 2017 - 3:11 pm (3 Comments)

The Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, has today published the UK Government’s new Local Government Finance Bill that fleshes out their plans for a 100% business rates relief on new 5G Mobile and “full-fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband infrastructure, which is said to be worth £60m.

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13th January, 2017 - 9:59 am (9 Comments)

The roll-out of a new Gigabit capable “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network on the English Channel Island of Jersey, which is being conducted by the state-owned ISP JT, has now completed 70% of its planned connections to the new network.

Priddy village somerset uk

12th January, 2017 - 11:36 am (13 Comments)

Residents of Priddy on the Mendip Heights in rural Somerset (England), where around 671 people currently receive fixed line broadband speeds of anything between 1-5Mbps, might soon benefit from superfast speeds of ‘up to’ 100Mbps via a new network from UK ISP Voneus.

wessex internet cherry picker truck

9th January, 2017 - 1:20 pm (1 Comment)

Alternative network ISP Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which has deployed a mix of fibre optic and fixed wireless based broadband services to rural parts of North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset in England, has upgraded to a new 10Gbps link and attracted 1,500 customers.

Montserrat volcano island

5th January, 2017 - 8:32 am (7 Comments)

The British Overseas Territory of Montserrat, which is a small Caribbean island that was largely devastated after the Soufrière Hills volcano began erupting from mid-1995, has won £4.94m from UK Department for International Development in order to roll-out “superfast broadband” on the island.


29th December, 2016 - 11:36 am (31 Comments)

The Government has today launched a new ‘Call for Evidence’, which seeks to gather feedback on the “best use of public funding” to encourage further and faster UK deployment of “full fibre” (FTTP/H) style ultrafast / Gigabit-capable broadband networks in partnership with local areas.


16th December, 2016 - 2:45 pm (3 Comments)

Cityfibre’s 120km long and 1Gbps capable fibre optic (FTTP) network in the city of Peterborough (East England) has been given a boost today after GreenCity Solutions invested £1.5m to help connect “hundreds more” local businesses to the network.

Plymouth Science Park

15th December, 2016 - 1:36 am (0 Comments)

Over 120 businesses on the 25 acre Plymouth Science Park campus in Devon (England) look set to benefit when the existing fibre optic based ParkNet infrastructure is upgraded to support “UltraFast” broadband speeds of ‘up to’ 100Mbps.

wireless broadband rural uk mast

14th December, 2016 - 8:20 am (7 Comments)

The Government’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has today warned that Mobile Broadband and Mobile Voice connectivity in the United Kingdom is “languishing in the digital slow lane” and that there are still “too many digital deserts and partial not spots” with 4G coverage.

B4RN Fibre Optic Roll-out on a Hill

10th December, 2016 - 1:02 am (16 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, which has been busy rolling out a 1000Mbps community built and funded fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband network to rural homes in parts of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire, has now activated its 2,450th connection and they continue to expand. JFDI.


7th December, 2016 - 9:41 am (2 Comments)

Fibre optic builder Cityfibre and local ISP partner DBfB have confirmed that the first businesses are now gone live on their Gigabit-capable and 162km long Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based broadband network in the large Buckinghamshire (England) town of Milton Keynes.

uk internet statistics

6th December, 2016 - 12:02 am (46 Comments)

How fast is “ultrafast broadband” and should the Government help to deploy it? The latest online survey of 2,390 ISPreview.co.uk readers has found that 24.8% would commit £15bn+ of state aid to support its roll-out and 48.1% believe it should be defined via a speed of 1Gbps+ (Gigabit per second).


30th November, 2016 - 2:33 pm (7 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today released their Final Draft Reference Offer for the new Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product, which is required by Ofcom and should give rival ISPs “physical access” to the operator’s existing fibre optic cables (i.e. allows them to “take direct control of the connection“).


29th November, 2016 - 11:00 am (4 Comments)

Reports are coming in that the English Channel Island of Jersey has suffered major telecoms and broadband disruption after a ship, which was dragging its anchor along the seabed, broken through three of the islands main undersea fibre optic cables.

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