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23rd November, 2015 - 11:46 am (0 Comments)

The row over Fibre GarDen’s (Digital Dales) failure to roll-out an ultrafast FTTP broadband network to the rural Cumbria (England) villages of Garsdale and Dentdale has deepened today after the project said that ITS Technology Group was likely to be of “breach of contract” over their gap funding deal.


20th November, 2015 - 1:17 am (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group has offered to buy the Digital Dales (Fibre GarDen) project, which was hoping to deploy an ultrafast FTTP broadband network to the rural Cumbria (England) villages of Garsdale and Dentdale until it was stalled by funding problems and a contractor dispute (here and here).

fibre optic green cables from top right

19th November, 2015 - 5:43 pm (0 Comments)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC, which last year made their 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network the standard broadband technology across all of their future new build homes (here), has confirmed that they’re now rolling out to the new Story Homes development in West Cumbria (England).


17th November, 2015 - 7:50 am (27 Comments)

Forget the battle over that 10Mbps USO or the Government’s 24Mbps+ “superfast” target and who cares about “ultrafast” 100Mbps+ speeds? Yes you can forget all that because rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear are about to add a 5000Mbps (5Gbps) broadband package to their options.


16th November, 2015 - 9:31 am (22 Comments)

The publicly funded Aylesbury Vale Broadband project, which is deploying a Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network across the rural Buckinghamshire (England) villages of North Marston and Granborough, is facing an official complaint from a nearby wireless ISP.


14th November, 2015 - 1:59 am (4 Comments)

The manager of Vodafone’s fixed line network, Sean Teggart, claims that 80% of incidents involving broken fibre optic cables on their network are attributable to street works, while the rest can be caused by everything from shotgun wielding farmers to cable hungry rats.


12th November, 2015 - 1:11 am (6 Comments)

It’s sometimes easy to forget that BTOpenreach still has the largest “ultrafast” 330Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP) network in the United Kingdom (details) as they rarely promote it, but there are exceptions, such as in the case of 3,650 new houses and flats being built in Swindon.


4th November, 2015 - 12:14 am (48 Comments)

Do you want to see the United Kingdom replacing all of its ageing copper telecoms cable with high-capacity pure fibre optic lines (FTTH/P), which can delivery ultrafast Gigabit broadband speeds? If so then you should probably lend your support to today’s annual Gimme Fibre Day 2015 event.


26th October, 2015 - 10:09 am (2 Comments)

The community driven B4RN project, which is building a 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTH/P) network to thousands of premises around rural Lancashire in England (inc. parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria), has launched a new website and revealed their future roll-out plan.

BT engineer at work

20th October, 2015 - 2:42 pm (61 Comments)

Forget BT’s plan to deploy “ultrafast” 300-500Mbps capable G.fast broadband technology to 10 million UK premises by 2020 (here). Today the operator has joined with Alcatel-Lucent to test future XG.FAST (G.fast2) technology, which under lab conditions has just pushed aggregate speeds of 5.6Gbps over 35 metres of copper cable.

cityfibre fibre optic cable

20th October, 2015 - 9:47 am (3 Comments)

Cityfibre, which is deploying ultrafast Gigabit-capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks across a growing number of UK cities, has moved to soften the loss of the Government’s Connection Voucher scheme by waiving their connections fees for three weeks.


19th October, 2015 - 6:58 pm (1 Comment)

Rural ISP Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions) has announced that their alternative hybrid superfast wireless broadband (50Mbps) and fibre optic network has been expanded to cater for residents of a small rural village in Dorset (England) called Hilton.


16th October, 2015 - 1:25 pm (63 Comments)

Going nowhere fast. The Digital Dales (Fibre GarDen) project, which had been hoping to deploy a 100Mbps FTTP broadband network to 580 premises in the rural Cumbria (England) villages of Garsdale and Dentdale, has today ground to a halt over funding problems.


16th October, 2015 - 10:08 am (0 Comments)

New data reveals that the world is now home to a total of 700 million broadband Internet lines (Q2 2015) and the dominance of pure copper line (ADSL) connections has now been replaced by significantly faster fibre optic (FTTH/P) and hybrid fibre (FTTC/x) services. But the regional picture is mixed.

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