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europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

16th December, 2014 - 9:04 am (4 Comments)

The European Commission has published its annual report into the coverage of superfast broadband (Next Generation Access) services around the EU, which again shows that the United Kingdom is making good progress on 30Mbps+ capable Next Gen (NGA) service delivery but still lags miles behind most other EU28 countries in terms of pure fibre optic connectivity (FTTH/P/B).

gibfibrespeed

1st December, 2014 - 8:47 am (3 Comments)

The British overseas territory of Gibraltar, which sits on the southern end of Spain’s Iberian Peninsula in the warm Mediterranean sea, looks set to benefit from even faster broadband after a new ISP called GibFibreSpeed began promising local Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) connections with speeds of up to 500Mbps (Megabits per second).

hyperoptic uk fttb

21st November, 2014 - 4:24 pm (18 Comments)

City-focused UK ISP Hyperoptic has announced that customers who want to bundle a fixed phone line with their ultrafast fibre optic (FTTH/B) broadband service can now take the line rental free for the first full year of service, which represents a saving of £12.50 per month (£150 total for 12 months).

bt_dolphinholme_fttp_deployment

20th November, 2014 - 9:43 am (70 Comments)

Residents of Dolphinholme village in Lancashire report that BT’s engineers have returned to resume their state aid fuelled deployment of 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology in the area, which is despite B4RN’s community funded 1000Mbps FTTP service being deployed to homes on one of the exact same streets.

uk_fibre_optic_cable_trench_jfdi

14th November, 2014 - 8:34 am (1 Comment)

The Government has responded to a recent Freedom of Information (FoI) request by revealing a breakdown of both successful and unsuccessful bids to their much criticised £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF), which originally set out to help rural areas (i.e. in the last 10% of England) gain access to superfast broadband (24Mbps+).

b4rn_fibre_optic_broadband_home_connection

12th November, 2014 - 8:53 am (1 Comment)

The largely community funded and built B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, which is currently rolling out a 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in rural Lancashire, has been shortlisted by the forthcoming 2014 Techworld Awards event under the “Enterprise Project of the Year” category.

cotswold broadband fibre optic ducts

11th November, 2014 - 11:11 am (11 Comments)

The Cotswolds Broadband (Broadway Partners) project, which has long planned to roll-out an open access 100Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to the majority of homes and businesses in West Oxfordshire (Chipping Norton), has now secured £6.8m in funding and is preparing to issue its Invitation To Tender for a supplier.

dana-tobak

10th November, 2014 - 2:04 am (6 Comments)

It’s been three years since Hyperoptic stepped out from the ashes of BE Broadband to became one of the first ISPs to build an ultrafast (1000Mbps) Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTP) broadband network for homes in London. Some doubted their prospects, but the gamble paid off and now the ISPs boss, Dana Pressman Tobak, has stopped back at ISPreview.co.uk to give us an update.

gimme_fibre_day

4th November, 2014 - 12:30 am (26 Comments)

Advocates of true ultrafast fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) broadband connectivity from across the world have declared that today is officially Gimme Fibre Day 2014, which started last year as an annual event to help promote the benefits of related connectivity as the “only future-proof solution” for Internet access.

house_for_sale_with_slow_broadband_warning_sign

27th October, 2014 - 10:07 am (4 Comments)

The latest survey of 2,000 adults in the United Kingdom by Halifax, which queried what kind of impact broadband connectivity would have on house buying, found that 23% would attempt to negotiate a lower price if the property had a poor broadband connection, while 20% would pay more for a home with “good broadband” and 18% said broadband had been merely a consideration during past moves.

wifi_internet_security

23rd October, 2014 - 10:01 am (3 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has conducted a new study of 2,000 British adults that attempts to collate the sometimes poor performance of standard home broadband connections with the finding that 39% of respondents admitted to using their neighbours’ Internet connection by “stealing” their WiFi, which might be partly out of frustration with their own slow connections.

City of london square mile united kingdom

22nd October, 2014 - 10:33 am (0 Comments)

In its final report the RSA’s City Growth Commission, which has been looking at ways of boosting the United Kingdom’s long-term economic prospects, has today recommended that the Government attempt to “emulate” Singapore by aiming for ultrafast broadband speeds of 1Gbps [1000 Megabits] “in the near future” across our cities.

gigaclear_underriver_fibre_optic

21st October, 2014 - 2:07 pm (0 Comments)

The Sevenoaks Prep School in Kent (England) has become one of the first customers to benefit from Gigaclear’s new Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network, which as part of the local and slightly delayed Underriver Project can now deliver speeds of up to 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) to local homes and businesses.

gigaclear uk

16th October, 2014 - 1:21 pm (5 Comments)

Fibre optic broadband ISP Gigaclear has announced that their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) network is set to reach 5,000 homes and businesses in several rural Northamptonshire villages (East Midlands of England) by the end of 2017.

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