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3rd March, 2015 - 10:03 am (2 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure builder CityFibre has partnered up with local business ISP Commsworld to roll-out a new 150km long “ultra-fast” pure fibre optic broadband network in the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh. The huge project represents CityFibre’s largest “Gigabit City” investment and its second deployment in Scotland.


27th February, 2015 - 10:07 am (0 Comments)

Ultrafast fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has announced that residents of The Basilica, a development (apartment block) in the city centre, have become the first of many buildings in the city of Leeds (West Yorkshire, England) to benefit from their new symmetric 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) broadband network.


25th February, 2015 - 2:44 pm (0 Comments)

Business ISP WarwickNet have announced that they’ve established a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Tanshire Park’s main communications room, with fibres said to be “strategically running to sub-areas across the site“.

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25th February, 2015 - 2:07 pm (9 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet has said that there is still a market for BTOpenreach’s ultrafast native Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband in the United Kingdom, although its appeal remains in a “relatively small niche market” and is held back by limited availability.


24th February, 2015 - 10:54 am (15 Comments)

Alternative network provider Gigaclear has today demonstrated how they too can take on the big operators by using their new 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) network in the rural market town of Uppingham (Rutland, England) to connect a big local School.


16th February, 2015 - 1:06 pm (18 Comments)

The Federation of Small Businesses and WarwickNet have joined forces in Northamptonshire (England) for a unique project to identify business parks and industrial estates that have been labelled the “worst affected” by a lack of good broadband, with the goal being to then rollout superfast connectivity to those areas.


13th February, 2015 - 10:24 am (5 Comments)

Rural Internet provider Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which delivers superfast wireless broadband (50Mbps) and some ultrafast (100 – 1000Mbps) fibre optic services to homes and businesses in parts of North Dorset and South West Wiltshire (Southern England), are celebrating today after connecting their 500th subscriber.

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13th February, 2015 - 8:09 am (1 Comment)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, which specialises in rolling out 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband services to rural communities across the United Kingdom, has today announced the successful raising of another £6.5 million from investors that will help them to reach an additional 6,000 homes and businesses.


11th February, 2015 - 2:53 pm (28 Comments)

The community built and funded B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project has announced that they’ve now connected 800 homes (up from 600 in November 2014) to their 1000Mbps (1 Gigabit per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in rural Lancashire (England).


11th February, 2015 - 2:26 pm (21 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of Fibre-to-the-Home (100Mbps+) ultrafast fibre optic broadband technology, has published its latest global ranking of FTTH/P/B progress and sadly, despite some good growth in the past year, the United Kingdom continues to be a no show.

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11th February, 2015 - 9:02 am (24 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure developer CityFibre, which recently announced plans to build a new fibre optic Public Sector Network in the city of Newport (here), has criticised business broadband connectivity in Wales as being “not fit for purpose” because, they claim, the “copper networks that were laid generations ago” are still holding the country back.


10th February, 2015 - 12:01 am (4 Comments)

Urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has today announced that their Gigabit (1Gbps) capable FTTB/H broadband network has now been rolled out to reach 100,000 premises across the UK cities of London, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Nottingham.


4th February, 2015 - 2:32 pm (1 Comment)

CityFibre are in the news for a second time today because they’ve just teamed up with Logicalis, a global IT solutions provider, to build a new high-capacity pure fibre optic ring network in Wales’s third biggest city of Newport, which is curiously called a “Community Safety Network“.


4th February, 2015 - 1:16 pm (0 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure builder CityFibre has told today’s Transform Digital Conference that their plan to create Scotland’s first “Gigabit City“, by rolling out a new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) style network around the city of Aberdeen, is progressing and the network build should finally begin next month (March 2015).

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