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5th February, 2016 - 9:06 am (18 Comments)

Residents of Garsdale and Dentdale in rural Cumbria (England) are debating two possible fixes for securing faster broadband, which follows last year’s dramatic failure of the Fibre GarDen (Digital Dales) scheme. One of the options involves going back to BT, while the other would call in the B4RN team.


4th February, 2016 - 9:04 am (11 Comments)

As the United Kingdom continues to fight over the coverage of so-called “superfast broadband“, where download speeds must be greater than 24Mbps (0.024Gbps), Singapore has decided to up its game even further by offering home customers of Singtel a 10,000Mbps (10Gbps) FTTH package!


28th January, 2016 - 9:07 am (5 Comments)

Last year’s effort between the Federation of Small Businesses and WarwickNet to identify and roll-out a superfast FTTC / FTTP broadband service to business parks and industrial estates in Northamptonshire (England) has won rare praise from the central UK Government.


20th January, 2016 - 5:13 pm (0 Comments)

At the end of 2014 Cityfibre announced their plan to extend an 80km pure metro fibre optic Public Service Network (PSN) in Huddersfield, Kirklees (West Yorkshire, England) to cater for local businesses and happily, after 10 months of construction, the operator has now completed it.


14th January, 2016 - 8:48 am (1 Comment)

Cityfibre, which runs a growing number of ultrafast Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks across UK cities, has today announced that they’re starting work to commercialise 82km of pure fibre network assets in Bristol (England). But they’ll have some local competition.


13th January, 2016 - 8:10 am (0 Comments)

The latest statistics from Point Topic reveal that the total number of world fixed broadband subscriptions reached approximately 738 million in Q3 2015, with the vast majority of growth being driven by fibre optic (FTTH/C/P) based technologies; albeit mostly in parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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16th December, 2015 - 2:11 pm (0 Comments)

Internet provider Quickline, which offers a fixed wireless broadband service to homes and businesses in a number of UK regions, has signed a new deal to make use of MS3‘s dark fibre optic network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England) that should help to boost their service speeds at strategic locations.

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14th December, 2015 - 7:52 am (5 Comments)

Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has today announced that they’ve found financing of £180m to help expand and commercialise their national UK Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband / Ethernet network and one of their first moves is to gobble KCOM Group’s UK network assets for £90m.


9th December, 2015 - 11:57 am (7 Comments)

A new report from Point Topic suggests that consumer and business uptake of Gigabit (1000Mbps+) class broadband connections, which are often delivered via pure fibre optic lines (FTTH/P), is on the rise. But uncertainty still exists around the ultimate demand for such services, particularly symmetric in the residential market.

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9th December, 2015 - 10:41 am (0 Comments)

Manchester-based ISP Metronet (UK) have announced that their business focused hybrid fibre optic and wireless broadband network has now been expanded into the city of Preston in Lancashire (England).


7th December, 2015 - 7:41 am (0 Comments)

The publicly funded Aylesbury Vale Broadband project, which is rolling out a Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network to the rural Buckinghamshire (England) villages of North Marston and Granborough, has launched a new 300Mbps package to help keep pace with Ofcom’s definition of “ultrafast“.

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30th November, 2015 - 10:44 am (2 Comments)

The Greater Manchester-based ISP Metronet UK has today announced that their hybrid fibre optic and wireless broadband network is being expanded to cater for businesses in the town of Wigan.

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30th November, 2015 - 1:21 am (6 Comments)

The Wholesale Manager of Independent Fibre Networks Ltd. (IFNL), Graeme Scott, has told ISPreview.co.uk as part of our latest interview that “all new homes” should benefit from a “21st Century fibre solution and not a 19th Century copper connection” as is currently installed in most UK homes.

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26th November, 2015 - 9:12 am (0 Comments)

Network developer Cityfibre, which is currently rolling out ultrafast Gigabit-capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks across a growing number of UK cities, has announced that Glasgow in Scotland will become the next to benefit from early in 2016.

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