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Isle of Skye

20th July, 2017 - 9:00 am (1 Comment)

The North Skye Broadband (NSB) project, which had been planning to deploy a B4RN-like fibre optic broadband network to 2,000 rural premises on the Northern side of the Isle of Skye in Scotland, has given up its application for significant state aid support after facing repeated delays.

ecom_buckinghamshire_fttp_rollout

19th July, 2017 - 11:47 am (0 Comments)

Little known ISP Ecom (Electronic Communities) has revealed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’re building a new ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to several rural villages in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire (i.e. Dunton, through Creslow and on to Whitchurch with more to follow).

bt fibre optic cable bloom

17th July, 2017 - 5:24 pm (40 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today launched their consultation on the prospects for a “large-scale” roll-out of Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) ultrafast broadband technology across the United Kingdom by around 2025, which in theory could see the operator’s “full fibre” network reach up to 10 million premises.

avb broadband roll-out placard

14th July, 2017 - 1:57 pm (1 Comment)

The Liberal Democrat Councillor for Winslow in Buckinghamshire, Llew Monger, has challenged the financial health and progress of the Aylesbury Vale Broadband project that has been rolling out an ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband network to a number of rural villages.

isle of man

13th July, 2017 - 7:30 am (0 Comments)

The primary telecoms provider for the Isle of Man (British Crown Dependency), Manx Telecom, has confirmed that they intend to begin the roll-out of a new 1Gbps “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network during the second half of 2017 and will boost FTTC speeds to 200Mbps.

world internet connectivity

12th July, 2017 - 5:19 pm (0 Comments)

The total number of world fixed broadband subscribers grew by 2.36% during Q1 2017 and now stands at 875.1 Million (up from 812.7 Million one year ago). Some 71% of all net additions in Q1 came from East Asia (mostly China), but only 16.62% came from the more mature market of Europe.

community_fibre

12th July, 2017 - 9:56 am (0 Comments)

Last year Community Fibre revealed an aspiration to extend their 1Gbps+ fibre optic broadband (FTTH/B) network to cover 500,000 homes in London (here) and today they’ve moved a step toward that by securing £11.3m of private equity investment from RPMI Railpen and existing shareholders.

truespeed_fibre_optic_trench

11th July, 2017 - 12:01 am (6 Comments)

Ultrafast “Full Fibre” ISP TrueSpeed Communications, which has been deploying a new 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to rural areas in North East Somerset (England), has managed to attract a huge investment of £75m from Aviva Investors to help expand their network.

Coaxial Copper Cables

10th July, 2017 - 1:43 pm (30 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority has announced that their existing probe into the use or abuse of “fibre broadband” terminology in ISP adverts, which can currently apply to both slower hybrid fibre (FTTC / HFC DOCSIS) and ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP/H) services, is being extended.

f4rn community fibre optic dig

7th July, 2017 - 11:14 am (22 Comments)

The B4RN inspired Fibre for Rural Nottinghamshire (F4RN) project, which is rolling out a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network to houses in rural Fiskerton and Morton, has been disrupted by £1,000 worth of damage after several of their cable ducts were cut by vandals.

cityfibre fibre optic cable engineers and bosses

5th July, 2017 - 8:08 am (7 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure builder Cityfibre has today unveiled plans for a huge network roll-out, which alongside the £29 million (cash) acquisition of ISP Entanet will also see them commence the construction of an ultrafast 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network in 5 to 10 UK towns and cities during 2018.

stock market float investment money in the united kingdom

4th July, 2017 - 5:06 pm (0 Comments)

The Government has today introduced their new Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill 2017-19, which among other things sets out the mechanism for supporting their 100% business rates relief on new 5G Mobile and “full-fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband networks (estimated to be worth £60m).

b4rn_street_cabinet_on_tractor

4th July, 2017 - 1:37 am (16 Comments)

The plucky rural ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which has been deploying their 1Gbps community built and funded fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband network to remote homes in Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire, has now connected 3270 properties and is expanding into Suffolk and Norfolk.

fibre_optic_blue_strands_storm

3rd July, 2017 - 11:36 am (14 Comments)

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) has granted first-stage approval (‘consent‘) to a new standard called L.110, which specifies a lightweight optical cable that could make it easier and cheaper for communities to roll-out their own FTTH/P ultrafast broadband networks.

fibre optic coloured cable splay

3rd July, 2017 - 12:01 am (6 Comments)

Last year the Government committed £400m of public money to support a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund (here), which has today gone live. The new fund could help to support alternative network ISPs in deploying ultrafast broadband FTTH/P networks to 2 million extra UK premises.

b4rn rural fibre optic cable fibrequeen

30th June, 2017 - 11:26 am (3 Comments)

The community funded and built 1Gbps B4RN Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network in rural parts of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire has received some extra support from the EU’s Digital Single Market team, which has published a couple of new videos on the project.

virgin_media_copper_coax_cable_virgin_fibre_broadband

22nd June, 2017 - 12:00 am (52 Comments)

Three of the UK’s most pioneering providers’ of ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband – Gigaclear, Cityfibre and Hyperoptic – have today called on the Advertising Standards Authority to stop rivals from using the term “fibre” to advertise services delivered over slower copper wires.

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