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23rd July, 2014 - 9:50 am (0 Comments)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which covers 34 countries that support democracy and a market economy, has reported that at the end of 2013 the United Kingdom ranked 8th for fixed line broadband penetration (i.e. 35.2 subscribers per 100 inhabitants). Fibre optic (FTTH/P/B) connections also continued to grow.


21st July, 2014 - 11:15 am (0 Comments)

Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which delivers 100Mbps fibre optic (FTTH) and 30-50Mbps wireless broadband services to premises in rural parts of North Dorset and South West Wiltshire in England, has expanded their radio network to reach homes and businesses in Tisbury.

google fibre

18th July, 2014 - 7:58 am (45 Comments)

Internet giant Google appears to be probing the British broadband market for a partner to help build their own 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, which is despite previously stating that they had no plans to ever take the Google Fibre service outside of the USA.

broadband isp switching uk

17th July, 2014 - 10:57 am (2 Comments)

The UK communications regulator has launched another mini consultation (Call for Input) on the long road to introducing their new broadband and phone switching process, which once live could now be expanded to more fixed-line operators than just those operating off BT’s national copper telecoms network (e.g. KC and Virgin Media’s cable network).


9th July, 2014 - 11:13 am (29 Comments)

The CEO of B4RN’s 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband (FTTP/H) roll-out in rural Lancashire (England), Barry Forde, has offered up an interest insight into the difficulty of being an alternative network operator to BT when bidding for public funds from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) office.

copper cable uk scrap crime theft

9th July, 2014 - 9:43 am (22 Comments)

Telecom giant Alcatel-Lucent appears, perhaps to the dismay of fibre optic campaigners, to have given the traditional copper telephone line a new lease of life after its Bell Labs research division claimed to set a new world record by delivering “ultra-broadband” speeds of 10,000Mbps (Megabits per second) over the aging infrastructure using a prototype technology called XG-FAST (G.fast2?).

copper telecoms and broadband cable scrap

3rd July, 2014 - 2:54 pm (10 Comments)

The latest Q1-2014 global broadband report from UK telecoms analyst Point Topic has revealed that the world is now home to 690.1 million fixed line broadband subscribers (+1.9% in the quarter), which is up from +0.4% recorded at the end of 2013. It’s also the first quarter where the market share for older copper line broadband connections (e.g. ADSL, SDSL) has dipped below 50%.

gigaclear uk

2nd July, 2014 - 9:06 am (39 Comments)

Rural-focused fibre optic (FTTP) broadband ISP Gigaclear has secured private investment worth £7.75 million to help fund the next phase of its growth and a roll-out of 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Internet access into more areas, which could reach 15,000 premises by the end of 2015 and go much further in the future.

gigabit jersey uk jt

26th June, 2014 - 12:07 pm (1 Comment)

The latest update from JT Global (Jersey Telecom) has revealed that 8,479 customers have now subscribed to the operators 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network on Jersey (Channel Islands), which is up from 7,600 in March 2014.

fast broadband uk

26th June, 2014 - 10:02 am (39 Comments)

A new study conducted by NL Kabal and Cable Europe, which is a trade association for cable operators like Virgin Media, has boldly predicted that in around 6 years’ time the average consumer demand for broadband ISP download speeds will reach a staggering 165Mbps and uploads of 20Mbps. Miles above today’s current average.

kc hull isp engineers

25th June, 2014 - 1:39 pm (19 Comments)

KC’s roll-out of ‘Lightstream’ superfast broadband technology in East Yorkshire (England), which is dominated by their 350Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) network (with some slower FTTC), is slowly moving outside of Hull and has now reached 350 homes in the small-ish civil parish village of Wawne (Waghen).

hyperoptic uk fttb

23rd June, 2014 - 12:30 am (14 Comments)

Hyperoptic, which is busy rolling out a 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-To-The-Home / Building (FTTH/B) network across big residential and office buildings in the UK cities of London, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, will today cut the price of their “hyper-sonic” packages in half for the first 6 months of service.

new build uk homes gtc infrastructure

20th June, 2014 - 1:20 pm (2 Comments)

Multi-utility infrastructure provider GTC has today officially launched its 300Mbps (Megabits per second) Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network, which will become their standard technology of choice across all future new build homes in the United Kingdom.

gigaclear uk

20th June, 2014 - 12:48 pm (37 Comments)

Gigaclear has today announced tentative plans to make their 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based fibre optic broadband ISP network available to 1,500 homes and businesses across eight rural villages near Peterborough in England.

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