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fibre optic and ethernet network cables

18th February, 2017 - 8:09 am (17 Comments)

The Valuation Office Agency‘s imminent “revaluation” of business rates (due to take effect from the 1st April 2017) could do more harm than good to the roll-out of fibre optic broadband, not least by hitting BT and Virgin Media with a £1.3bn tax hike on existing infrastructure over the next 4-5 years.

fiber optic cable blue

17th February, 2017 - 2:26 pm (12 Comments)

Around 900 businesses in Colchester (Essex, England) are slowly starting to gain access to a new “ultrafast” (1Gbps+) broadband network, which follows a Dark Fibre roll-out deal that was signed in September 2016 between Colchester Borough Council and an independent network operator.

ftth_council_meeting_2017_conference

15th February, 2017 - 1:27 pm (40 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband technology, has published its latest 2017 global ranking and once again the United Kingdom is nowhere to be seen. But good progress is being made.

money gbp sterling pound pile

13th February, 2017 - 2:58 pm (6 Comments)

Last week we reported on the case of four men who had been found guilty of a £160m financing fraud that involved Total Asset Finance (TAF) and H2O Networks Ltd. (here), which was one of the UK’s early FTTH/P network pioneers. The men have now been sentenced to a total of 44 years in jail.

fibre optic ftth broadband cable laying

8th February, 2017 - 8:33 am (0 Comments)

After years of waiting the Southwark Crown Court has found four men guilty of a £160 million financing fraud, which is a case that began in 2010/11 (here) after the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) opened an investigation into one of the UK’s early pioneers of alternative fibre optic broadband networks.

fibre optic cables on pcb circuit board

7th February, 2017 - 9:47 am (0 Comments)

Business ISP Gamma has moved to upgrade their national core network in the United Kingdom by signing a new long-haul Dark Fibre agreement with Cityfibre. The access agreement will connect 15 data centres and exchanges across the country via CityFibre’s long-distance and metro networks.

tiree map scotland

7th February, 2017 - 2:53 am (2 Comments)

The remote Inner Hebrides island of Tiree, which sits alongside nearby Coll, has been awarded £80,000 from the Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) programme to help upgrade their local wireless broadband network so that it can offer “superfast” speeds of up to 30Mbps.

fibre optic cable 4 fiberevolution.com

2nd February, 2017 - 5:38 pm (0 Comments)

The UK Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA) has told the Government that if they wish to boost the roll-out of ultrafast “full fibre” FTTP/H broadband networks then the “most important factor” will be to reduce the high costs and admin burden of existing regulatory barriers (wayleaves etc.).

cityfibre_logo_in_office_building_space

31st January, 2017 - 9:00 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network developer Cityfibre has today published a preliminary trading update for the year to 31st December 2016, which among other things confirms that they have pure fibre networks in 42 UK “cities” and this reflects 3,383km of network assets in use (up from 743km at the end of 2015).

aylesbury_vale_broadband_hoggeston_fttp

30th January, 2017 - 1:55 am (0 Comments)

The £700k publicly funded Aylesbury Vale Broadband project in rural Buckinghamshire (England) has now extended the ducting network for their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) service to the village of Hoggeston, with neighbouring Littlecote also being within sight.

fibre_optic_blue_strands_storm

26th January, 2017 - 9:53 am (0 Comments)

It’s been four months since Cityfibre’s 45km Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP) network went live in the Northamptonshire town of Northampton and the operator has today announced that the first “businesses” are finally live, but the only one they’ve named is their own ISP partner DBfB.

5G Mobile Wireless Radio Mast

26th January, 2017 - 2:05 am (8 Comments)

A new report from Communications Chambers, which was funded by Deutsche Telekom, has suggested that tackling broadband needs by focusing on pure ultrafast fibre optic (FTTP/H) connectivity is “backward looking” and it might be better to foster a fibre fed 5G wireless future.

fibre optic orange cable blast 2016

25th January, 2017 - 9:52 am (3 Comments)

The cost of deploying ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband networks throughout the EU, which currently still includes the United Kingdom, has today been revised by Comsof on behalf of the FTTH Council Europe and the new estimate is £134 billion (€156bn).

ms3 connecthull fibre optic street install

25th January, 2017 - 8:19 am (2 Comments)

Communications provider MS3 has announced that their new “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based broadband ISP network in West Hull (East Yorkshire, England) – connectHull – has finally connected its first homes in a trial area that covers roughly 1,200 premises.

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