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27th July, 2016 - 2:36 pm (2 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group, which earlier this year made their growing collection of UK “ultrafast fibre networks” available via wholesale, has now signed up 21 partners (15 in the last six months alone) and they expect to reach a total of 25 by the end of 2016.


26th July, 2016 - 11:44 am (2 Comments)

Aqua Comms comparatively new transatlantic subsea fibre optic cable system (AEConnect), which runs between New York (USA) and London (UK), has been given a boost after CenturyLink activated two 100 Gigabit waves of high capacity connectivity on the cable.


24th July, 2016 - 4:33 pm (0 Comments)

The first businesses have connected to the newly re-branded Bristol Network (formerly B-Net) in Bristol City (South West England), which is a large fibre optic network that use to be owned by the local authority until two ISPs, Net Support UK and ITS Technology Group, began to commercialise it last year.


15th July, 2016 - 8:31 am (32 Comments)

Future subscribers taking part in Openreach’s (BT) new trial of 1000Mbps “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) broadband technology in Bradford (West Yorkshire, England) will now benefit from even faster upload speeds than originally expected (up to 220Mbps), as well as a free connection and rental.


12th July, 2016 - 8:08 am (0 Comments)

Utility infrastructure builder GTC (Brookfield Utilities UK) has unveiled a new deal with property developer Bovis Homes, which will result in 3,650 New Build Homes in Wellingborough (Northamptonshire, England) being connected to their 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network.

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8th July, 2016 - 2:25 pm (13 Comments)

Apparently businesses and residents in the large town of Slough (Berkshire, England) may soon be able to benefit from the roll-out of a new “Virtual Fibre To The Home Gigabit Wireless” broadband network, although it won’t come cheap and faces competition from local fixed line ISPs.


5th July, 2016 - 10:50 am (1 Comment)

Cityfibre has today confirmed that the large Buckinghamshire (England) town of Milton Keynes will become the latest to join their flock, with a new 160km long Gigabit capable fibre optic broadband network being made available to local businesses, schools and colleges.


4th July, 2016 - 2:30 pm (1 Comment)

CityFibre has announced that their 90km long fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network in the city of Peterborough (East England), which was completed over one year ago and originally only intended to connect 107 public sector sites, has now received an order to connect another 220.


1st July, 2016 - 12:34 pm (31 Comments)

Lord Smith of Finsbury (Chris Smith), who is Chairman of the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Agency, has put down another complaint against ISPs that promote slower hybrid-fibre FTTC (VDSL) connections as “fibre optic broadband“. Apparently it’s because pure FTTP/H lines are still too “niche,” but he acknowledges that this may change in the future.


1st July, 2016 - 9:35 am (0 Comments)

Urban fibre optic (FTTP/H) network builder Cityfibre has today announced a strategic partnership with rural ISP Gigaclear. The deal is designed to “dramatically accelerate” the roll-out of next generation “ultrafast” Internet access to hundreds of thousands of rural homes and businesses across the UK.


30th June, 2016 - 8:10 am (1 Comment)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC has followed BT and Virgin Media’s lead by signing a new national deal with the Home Builders Federation (HBF), which should make it easier for them to push their 300Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home / Premise (FTTH/P) network into more new build homes.

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23rd June, 2016 - 10:07 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre, which specialises in building ultrafast urban fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks, has signed a new national Master Services Agreement (MSA) with international network provider Level 3 that will allow the latter to procure fibre and expand their service to enterprise customers across the UK.

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17th June, 2016 - 8:37 am (12 Comments)

Broadband providers Virgin Media and Cityfibre have complained that a change to the Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) business rates (charges) for their network assets (e.g. any fibre optic cables that they put into the ground) is hitting them with a massive Fibre Tax hike.


15th June, 2016 - 10:48 am (4 Comments)

Thousands of homes and businesses in and around central London have been left without a functional broadband and phone service, which began yesterday afternoon after third-party contractors working on a construction project accidentally cut through a number of core fibre optic cables (pictured).

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