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2nd September, 2015 - 4:51 am (13 Comments)

Sky Broadband appears to have quietly unveiled the pricing for their forthcoming “Sky Ultra Fibre Optic” service in the city of York (England), where they’re working alongside Cityfibre and TalkTalk to roll-out a new 940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network. Oddly, line rental still exists.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

28th August, 2015 - 9:25 am (26 Comments)

A new survey of 3,000 Brits commissioned by Hyperoptic, which is deploying “hyperfast” (1000Mbps) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband services around a number of UK cities, has claimed that people would spend 8% (+£14,000) more on a new home if it came with a 100Mbps+ connection.

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26th August, 2015 - 4:54 pm (8 Comments)

UK ISP Gigaclear, which recently won the contract to ensure that 6,495 additional rural premises in Gloucestershire (England) are able to receive “ultra fast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband by the end of 2017, has announced that Seven Springs in Cockleford will be the first to benefit.


10th August, 2015 - 1:50 pm (1 Comment)

Residents in the rural Buckinghamshire (England) villages of North Marston and Granborough could soon be connecting to ultrafast broadband speeds after the £1.5m Aylesbury Vale Broadband project finally began digging its new fibre optic cable into the ground, which should take around 4 weeks to complete.

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5th August, 2015 - 12:34 pm (4 Comments)

Most people are probably familiar with Gigaclear as an ISP that has put huge investment towards delivering ultrafast 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTH/P) services into rural areas, but a new deal with Europasat (SSW) will soon also see them supporting the roll-out of inferior Satellite.

fibre optic trench digger

5th August, 2015 - 8:28 am (2 Comments)

In theory having access to order a native 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service over BTOpenreach’s national UK network should be a good thing, but sometimes if it’s your only option for a faster connection then it can also become very.. very expensive.

fibre optic broadband cables

29th July, 2015 - 9:48 am (9 Comments)

The debate over whether or not broadband ISPs that don’t sell a pure “fibre optic” (FTTH/P) broadband connection should be allowed to use such terminology in their adverts is nothing new, but a new ruling by the Government of France shows that some countries are taking a stand.


6th July, 2015 - 9:57 am (11 Comments)

Pure fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which offers home broadband speeds of up to 1000Mbps across growing parts of several major UK cities (particularly London), has introduced a “no contract” option for new customers who take one of their unlimited usage Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based packages.

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3rd July, 2015 - 3:00 pm (19 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, fresh from picking up the state aid fuelled contracts for Epping Forest (Essex) and rural Gloucestershire, has today picked up another win by securing a deal to roll-out their 1000Mbps FTTP broadband network to parts of remote rural Berkshire in England. Call Flow Solutions will also deploy some slower FTTC.


24th June, 2015 - 1:37 pm (10 Comments)

Contractors who appear to be working for Sky (Sky Broadband) have been spotted building new telegraph poles and fibre optic cable ducting around the civil parish village of Woodville, Midway and the Swadlincote areas of Derbyshire in England. Some 5,000 local homes will benefit.


22nd June, 2015 - 10:04 am (8 Comments)

The community built B4RN project, which is rolling out a 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTH) network to thousands of premises in rural Lancashire in England (inc. parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria), has uploaded an interesting new documentary film that charts their history and on-going work.


19th June, 2015 - 11:29 am (1 Comment)

The Herefordshire County Council are working to deliver an alternative “ultrafast broadband” solution to help businesses within the Hereford Enterprise Zone at Rotherwas, which can already receive expensive leased lines or cheaper FTTC connectivity from BT; but apparently neither of those are good enough.


17th June, 2015 - 2:25 pm (32 Comments)

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today launched a “major drive” to boost broadband connectivity in the capital, although it’s mostly the same stuff as we saw being announced last year. At least there’s now a map to depict just how bad the situation is, especially in the city centre.

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15th June, 2015 - 2:33 pm (0 Comments)

Internet provider Call Flow Solutions has won an extension to their on-going pilot of a new hybrid fibre optic and wireless broadband network in rural Hampshire (England), which means that around 200 additional premises in the small village of Privett should also benefit from the service.

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