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15th April, 2014 - 7:58 am (14 Comments)

In a major development two of the United Kingdom’s largest ISPs, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband (BSkyB), have “joined forces” with fibre optic infrastructure developer CityFibre to expand its existing Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the City of York (England) by launching a 1000Mbps capable “ultra-fast” broadband service to thousands of local homes.


10th April, 2014 - 12:22 pm (0 Comments)

Cable provider Virgin Media Business has signed a new 3-year and £350k deal that will help local ISP LN Communications to deploy super-fast broadband into 8 sites across Yorkshire (England) by the end of April 2015; including Castle Howard, Darlington, Barlby, Darley, Kettleworth, Bradley, Northallerton and Stokesley.


9th April, 2014 - 1:06 pm (2 Comments)

Wansdyke Telecom, which is building a 1000Mbps capable rural fibre optic broadband (FTTP/H) network that aims to connect “every community in [North East] Somerset that wants it” (provided they can find the £2m needed), has today revealed how much their first package will cost and effectively pledged to guarantee the speeds they offer.


9th April, 2014 - 11:18 am (0 Comments)

The world became home to a total of 678.6 million broadband lines at the end of 2013 (up by around 1.5% in the final quarter vs 1.8% in Q3), which is being driven by continued growth in the uptake of Next Generation Access (NGA) style superfast fibre optic (FTTH/P) and hybrid fibre (FTTC) connections.


4th April, 2014 - 10:50 am (10 Comments)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC has signed a new deal with Sky (Sky Broadband) that will make available a bundle of premium TV services, fixed-line home phone and fibre optic broadband speeds of up to 300Mbps (Megabits per second) to future new build homes across the United Kingdom.


3rd April, 2014 - 11:56 am (1 Comment)

Network infrastructure developer SSE Telecoms has confirmed that ‘Project Edge’, which will expand the reach of their up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable “enterprise-class” fibre optic network across the United Kingdom, has now added another 30 Points of Presence (PoPs) to hit its target of 54.


2nd April, 2014 - 10:13 am (1 Comment)

Residents of the Kings Chelsea development in London (England) can now benefit from “ultra-fast” broadband speeds of up to 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) after Keycom and Vision Fibre Media joined forces to roll-out a new fibre optic infrastructure in the area.


1st April, 2014 - 1:19 pm (23 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which maintains BT’s national UK telecoms network, has moved to give big broadband ISPs and mobile operators more capacity for their networks by launching the “first ever UK-wide” 100Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable service.


1st April, 2014 - 8:56 am (16 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT might have scrapped the original UK roll-out target for their “ultra-fast” 300Mbps capable (30Mbps uploads) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology (here), but that doesn’t mean to say the deployments have stopped and now another 800 businesses in Birmingham look set to benefit.


27th March, 2014 - 8:03 am (10 Comments)

A recent update from JT Global (Jersey Telecom) has revealed that 7,600 customers have now subscribed to the operators 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network on Jersey (Channel Islands), which is being rolled out to around 42,000 premises by the end of 2016 (plus 5,000 on Guernsey).


17th March, 2014 - 2:09 pm (5 Comments)

Cardiff-based Spectrum Internet has become one of the first UK ISPs to demonstrate how the government’s £150m Urban Broadband Fund (UBF), specifically its Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme, can be used by several businesses to “collectively pool their funding together” for the roll-out of a fibre optic based 1 Gigabit capable connection.


12th March, 2014 - 10:20 am (5 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband 4 Rural North) project has posted another one of their increasingly professional videos, which depicts how the recently won Land Rover Freelander2 vehicle is being put to good use with the local roll-out of their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in rural Lancashire (England).


10th March, 2014 - 12:28 pm (2 Comments)

Fibre optic developer CityFibre has announced a new partnership that will see them working with business ISP Businesscoms to offer a range of 1000Mbps capable broadband packages to local firms, specifically those within reach of their new £30 million Peterborough CORE network.


6th March, 2014 - 8:10 am (3 Comments)

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has called for a “wholesale review” of business rates, which are typically set by the Government’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA). In particular one of the recommendations could have a significant impact upon the taxation of NGA / fibre optic broadband networks, which might level the playing field between ISPs.

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