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cityfibre fibre optic leeds dig

27th March, 2017 - 9:57 am (0 Comments)

The first businesses have this week gone live on Cityfibre’s new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband and Ethernet networks in the Berkshire towns of Bracknell and Reading, with local business ISP BtL Communications supplying the connectivity products.

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

16th March, 2017 - 9:42 am (3 Comments)

A Bristol-based startup called Optic Networks (UK) Ltd. has today floated their ambition to roll-out a new 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable fibre optic broadband network in the United Kingdom, which would aim to serve “large areas of tenanted and owned high rise multi dwelling units.”

gigaclear fibre optic street works rural

15th March, 2017 - 10:59 am (10 Comments)

The £700K publicly funded (loan) Aylesbury Vale Broadband project in rural Buckinghamshire has pulled out of their ultrafast FTTP/H roll-out in Great Brickhil after Gigaclear confirmed that they were about to start work. Meanwhile the two are set to go head-to-head in the village of Soulbury.

cityfibre gigabit city glasgow

14th March, 2017 - 10:34 am (1 Comment)

Cityfibre has announced that the construction of their pure fibre optic ultrafast broadband and Ethernet network in the city of Glasgow (Scotland) has now begun moving westwards into the Finnieston area, where a number of local businesses have expressed an interest in receiving their service.


10th March, 2017 - 12:51 pm (0 Comments)

Cumbria-focused ISP Solway Communications has deployed a new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to serve businesses on the Parkhouse Business Park in Carlisle, which sits roughly 1/2 mile from Junction 44 of the M6.


8th March, 2017 - 9:13 am (7 Comments)

Cityfibre has suspended one of their civil works contractors, KNNS, in the city of Edinburgh (Scotland). The action occurred after a dashcam video emerged that showed one of their fibre optic engineers sitting exposed in a manhole on a busy 30MPH street, with only two small traffic cones for protection.

metronet uk logo

7th March, 2017 - 10:48 am (1 Comment)

Metronet UK, which has built its own hybrid fibre optic and wireless data network in several urban areas around the United Kingdom, has today acquired rival ISP Venus Business Communications. Venus operates a 10Gbps Dark Fibre network that covers “all of central London and the City“.

City of london square mile united kingdom

28th February, 2017 - 4:29 pm (0 Comments)

The City of London Corporation (CoLC) has today announced that some 7,500+ residents in 12 central London housing estates will in the near future gain “affordable” access to ultrafast fibre optic broadband speeds, which is provided they can attract some viable bids from ISPs.


27th February, 2017 - 3:08 pm (0 Comments)

The John Henry Group, which helps to build new fibre optic broadband and telecoms infrastructure for major UK operators, has appointed the former Managing Director of Virgin Media Business, Mark Heraghty, to be its new Non-Executive chairman.

f4rn community

27th February, 2017 - 9:53 am (2 Comments)

The community funded and built Fibre for Rural Nottinghamshire (F4RN) project, which has been inspired by B4RN and aims to cover the whole of rural Fiskerton and Morton with a 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, has completed its first roll-out phase and connected 83 customers.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

18th February, 2017 - 8:09 am (17 Comments)

The Valuation Office Agency‘s imminent “revaluation” of business rates (due to take effect from the 1st April 2017) could do more harm than good to the roll-out of fibre optic broadband, not least by hitting BT and Virgin Media with a £1.3bn tax hike on existing infrastructure over the next 4-5 years.

fiber optic cable blue

17th February, 2017 - 2:26 pm (12 Comments)

Around 900 businesses in Colchester (Essex, England) are slowly starting to gain access to a new “ultrafast” (1Gbps+) broadband network, which follows a Dark Fibre roll-out deal that was signed in September 2016 between Colchester Borough Council and an independent network operator.


15th February, 2017 - 1:27 pm (40 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of Gigabit (1000Mbps+) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband technology, has published its latest 2017 global ranking and once again the United Kingdom is nowhere to be seen. But good progress is being made.

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13th February, 2017 - 2:58 pm (6 Comments)

Last week we reported on the case of four men who had been found guilty of a £160m financing fraud that involved Total Asset Finance (TAF) and H2O Networks Ltd. (here), which was one of the UK’s early FTTH/P network pioneers. The men have now been sentenced to a total of 44 years in jail.

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