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B4RN Fibre Optic Roll-out on a Hill

10th December, 2016 - 1:02 am (5 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.

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6th December, 2016 - 12:02 am (43 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.


29th November, 2016 - 10:04 am (3 Comments)

Urban fibre optic network developer Cityfibre has today announced that their Gigabit (1Gbps+) capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) Ethernet and broadband network will be rolled out to around 500 business parks across its footprint of 40 cities in the United Kingdom, which could benefit 22,000 SMEs.


28th November, 2016 - 9:58 am (1 Comment)

The publicly funded Aylesbury Vale Broadband project has this week started the next phase of expansion in rural Buckinghamshire (England), which will expand their 300Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network to the villages of Oving and Stewkley.


25th November, 2016 - 1:57 pm (7 Comments)

Communications provider MS3 has today begun the roll-out of their new “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based broadband network in West Hull (East Yorkshire, England), which is supported by an initial investment of £500K and will cover a trial area of roughly 1,200 homes.


11th November, 2016 - 11:38 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP TrueSpeed has hinted to Ofcom that its 150Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network, which is currently rolling out to parts of the Chew Valley in rural North East Somerset (England), could also be expanded into Devon, Wiltshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.


8th November, 2016 - 11:01 am (0 Comments)

The enterprise division of SSE Telecoms today claims to have shaved two years off their on-going ‘Project Edge‘ fibre optic network expansion in the United Kingdom, which has been achieved by signing a 7-year network sharing deal with Updata and Capita plc.


8th November, 2016 - 10:32 am (0 Comments)

After a long delay Cityfibre has today confirmed that their contractors have started to build Phase One of a new Gigabit capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) network in the centre of Glasgow (Scotland), which will be connected up to an existing 31km long network in the city and serve local businesses.

bt engineer cutting fibre optic cable

2nd November, 2016 - 9:47 am (3 Comments)

Openreach (BT) hope to publish a final reference offer for their new Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product by the end of 2016, which will give rival ISPs “physical access” to their fibre optic cables. But a recent progress update reveals that disagreements over contracts, repair times and fees have yet to be resolved.


1st November, 2016 - 12:01 pm (8 Comments)

Homes in the rural Gloucestershire village of Miserden have apparently been taken out of the broadband “dark ages” after a little known VoIP provider called Voneus built a new fibre optic (FTTP/H) and wireless network into the area, which has made speeds of 100Mbps available to residents.


26th October, 2016 - 9:09 am (0 Comments)

A touch of confusion rang out this morning after utility infrastructure provider GTC “unveiled” its “UltraStream300” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network solution for UK house builders to use. Except they’ve already been offering a 300Mbps FTTH solution like this since 2014.

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