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europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

16th December, 2014 - 9:04 am (4 Comments)

The European Commission has published its annual report into the coverage of superfast broadband (Next Generation Access) services around the EU, which again shows that the United Kingdom is making good progress on 30Mbps+ capable Next Gen (NGA) service delivery but still lags miles behind most other EU28 countries in terms of pure fibre optic connectivity (FTTH/P/B).


15th December, 2014 - 8:10 am (7 Comments)

One problem with BT’s recently completed and state aid supported £26.9m subsea fibre optic roll-out project (here) for Scotland’s Western Isles is that not everybody on those islands will benefit from the new connectivity. As a result a new community project has been established to fill in the gaps.

fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

11th December, 2014 - 8:04 am (2 Comments)

The community owned Digital Dales (Fibre GarDen) project, which recently secured funding to build a new up to 100Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across the rural villages of Garsdale and Dentdale in Cumbria (England), has been questioned by a group of opposition Conservative councillors who are concerned about the projects deliverability.

copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

7th December, 2014 - 7:50 am (18 Comments)

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) has now given its final approval to the next generation G.fast (ITU G.9701) broadband standard, which in a few short years could replace BTOpenreach’s ‘up to’ 80Mbps FTTC service and potentially deliver up to around ten times the speed using similar hybrid fibre lines (mixed fibre optic and shorter copper).


4th December, 2014 - 12:00 pm (6 Comments)

The £409.8 million Digital Scotland programme and BT have today announced that their joint £26.9 million subsea project, which has been rolling out 250 miles of fibre optic cable under the sea in order to reach various remote and island communities with superfast broadband (FTTC/P), is finally complete.

metronet uk logo

2nd December, 2014 - 1:04 pm (0 Comments)

Manchester-based business ISP Metronet UK, which operates a carrier-grade hybrid superfast fibre optic and wireless broadband network, has announced the roll-out of their platform to cater for businesses in the north England city of Newcastle.


1st December, 2014 - 9:50 am (1 Comment)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has announced that their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network is now available to three more rural Oxfordshire (England) villages, including Wootton, Standlake and Forest Hill.


1st December, 2014 - 8:47 am (3 Comments)

The British overseas territory of Gibraltar, which sits on the southern end of Spain’s Iberian Peninsula in the warm Mediterranean sea, looks set to benefit from even faster broadband after a new ISP called GibFibreSpeed began promising local Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) connections with speeds of up to 500Mbps (Megabits per second).


27th November, 2014 - 2:36 pm (5 Comments)

Competition between smaller alternative network ISPs is rare because they tend to keep out of each other’s way. But that’s not always the case and is proven by WarwickNet’s move to start rolling out a new fibre optic broadband network to businesses on Derby’s (East Midlands, England) Pride Park, which comes shortly after ITS Technology announced a new fixed wireless network for the same area.


26th November, 2014 - 8:27 am (3 Comments)

Residents of a well sized rural village in Monmouthshire (Wales) called Shirenewton could soon be able to benefit from a superfast fibre optic connection via Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology, which is being rolled out by Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet.


21st November, 2014 - 1:32 pm (0 Comments)

Fibre optic (FTTP) broadband provider Gigaclear appears to be looking to expand its presence across Northamptonshire and into Leicestershire (England) by inviting a selection of communities in the Welland Valley area to register their interest in the service.

high speed uk train

21st November, 2014 - 10:46 am (1 Comment)

A proposal by Ofcom for granting Code Powers (i.e. easier approval of street works etc.) to help Network Rail upgrade their Dark Fibre and mobile communications infrastructure has confirmed that the national railway operator will also provide “wholesale services to other telecom operators“.

fibre optic cable storm

14th November, 2014 - 12:25 pm (1 Comment)

The Joint Venture (JV) between CityFibre, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband, which aims to roll-out a 1000Mbps capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network to homes across the city of York and two further cities in the near future, has established a new company to help manage and oversee the project – Bolt Pro Tem Limited (company no. 08975479).

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

13th November, 2014 - 8:47 am (0 Comments)

CityFibre has today signed a major long-term fibre optic infrastructure deal with two national UK mobile network operators, EE and Three UK, which will involve the deployment of Dark Fibre backhaul connections to help cost efficiencies and boost capacity to mobile masts across the respective networks.

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