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26th July, 2016 - 10:48 am (1 Comment)

WightFibre, which is a cable (DOCSIS) operator that delivers 152Mbps broadband and TV across the Isle of Wight (South Coast of Hampshire, England), has deployed a 1000Mbps fibre optic (FTTH/P) network to a development of new build homes in the village of Wootton and more will follow.


25th July, 2016 - 12:02 am (3 Comments)

Amidst all the talk about deploying expensive ultrafast pure fibre optic (FTTP/H) networks, it’s easy to forget that Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) / DOCSIS based cable broadband networks (e.g. Virgin Media) are still holding their own and a new report from Ovum suggests that the future will be bright.


20th July, 2016 - 8:06 am (3 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has today issued a Q2 2016 (calendar) trading update, which confirms that they lost another 9,000 broadband subscribers in the quarter (est. total 3,987,000) and their joint 940Mbps FTTH network roll-out with Sky and Cityfibre in the City of York (England) has covered 11,000 premises.

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19th July, 2016 - 12:01 am (2 Comments)

Independent ISP Hyperoptic, which is currently rolling out their own 1Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/B) broadband network to around 500,000 homes in 20 cities across the United Kingdom, has secured a huge £21m loan from the European Investment Bank.


14th July, 2016 - 8:03 am (5 Comments)

Sky Broadband appears to have sharply reduced the price of their 50-940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based “Ultra Fibre Optic” (UFO) broadband packages in the city of York (North Yorkshire), which is still being jointly rolled out alongside partners TalkTalk and Cityfibre.


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.


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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27th June, 2016 - 10:46 am (3 Comments)

Ultra-fast fibre optic ISP Gigaclear have announced that they are “set to bring” their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to at least part of the vast rural Blackdown Hills area, which straddles the border between Somerset and Devon in England.


20th June, 2016 - 9:06 am (2 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, which is deploying an ultrafast Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to rural communities around the United Kingdom, has confirmed that they now aim to cover 100,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2017.


14th June, 2016 - 9:41 am (6 Comments)

The on-going state aid supported deployment of Gigaclear’s new 5Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network in rural Gloucestershire (England) has suffered a blip today after their main fibre optic cable in the area was damaged, resulting in a loss of service for some locals.

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13th June, 2016 - 4:59 pm (0 Comments)

A new online survey of 2,000 Multi Dwelling Unit (MDU) residents in the U.S. and Canada, which was conducted by RVA LLC on behalf of the FTTH Council Americas, has claimed that apartments with pure fibre optic FTTH broadband suffered fewer service woes and attracted a higher value.

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