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16th August, 2017 - 4:03 pm (2 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has launched a new offer for businesses in Westminster (London), which combines a discount on their FTTP/B ultrafast broadband service with the Connect Westminster voucher scheme that offers up to £2,000 to help local SMEs get a faster service installed.

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16th August, 2017 - 1:34 pm (15 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today proposed to cut the wholesale rental price of their mid-tier 330Mbps (50Mbps upload) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) “ultrafast broadband” lines, which will make the service cheaper to buy for a 12 month period and that could help to encourage greater uptake.

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15th August, 2017 - 1:17 pm (28 Comments)

The proposed Dark Fibre Access product from Openreach (BT), which would have allowed rival ISPs to gain “physical access” to the operator’s existing fibre optic cables (i.e. enabling them to install their own equipment at either end of the fibre within cable ducts), has today officially been cancelled.. for now.

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14th August, 2017 - 11:27 am (5 Comments)

A new report from techUK, which represents 950 companies in the United Kingdom’s technology sector, has called for “near universal” coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) by 2020 and 90% coverage of “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) to become a reality by 2025.

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7th August, 2017 - 11:03 am (32 Comments)

Last month Openreach (BT) launched a new consultation that hinted at a large-scale deployment of “full fibre” FTTP ultrafast broadband, which could cover up to 10 million premises by around 2025 (here). Today a leaked copy of that document has pegged the cost at between £3bn to £6bn.

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5th August, 2017 - 12:01 am (13 Comments)

Some fibre optic broadband ISPs in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe appear to be suffering from a shortage in supply of certain high capacity optical fibre cables from major European manufacturers, such as OFS and Tratos, which in some cases is causing huge delays.

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4th August, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

The Newcastle City Council has today announced that Hyperoptic have been chosen to supply their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises / Building (FTTP/B) based ultrafast broadband network to 25 of the local authority’s social housing developments. The roll-out is already underway.

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3rd August, 2017 - 8:33 am (0 Comments)

Optical fibre ISP Hyperoptic, which is focused on connecting big residential and office buildings inside 28 large UK cities and towns, has launched a new range of 20Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps capable standalone FTTP/B broadband packages that are aimed squarely at connecting students.

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3rd August, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

The annual 2017 Communications Market Report (CMR) has today been published, which reveals the latest information about the take-up and impact of Broadband, Mobile, Phone, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

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1st August, 2017 - 5:47 pm (33 Comments)

Business ISP Cerberus Networks appears to have become one of the first providers in the United Kingdom to launch a “commercial” package using Openreach’s (BT) new 330Mbps G.fast “ultrafast broadband” technology and they’ve also introduced some “affordable” FTTP services.


1st August, 2017 - 9:53 am (5 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today set out “detailed pricing proposals” for Openreach’s (BT) new Duct and Pole Access product, which allows their existing telegraph poles and underground cable ducts to be used by rivals in order to deploy new ultrafast broadband services (e.g. FTTP/H).

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29th July, 2017 - 12:01 am (35 Comments)

Grant Shapps’s (MP) cross-party British Infrastructure Group, which is supported by 57 MPs, has published its latest Broadbad 2.0 report, which among other things calls for consumers in the United Kingdom to be compensated for sub-10Mbps broadband speeds. Sadly it also makes some mistakes.

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28th July, 2017 - 7:56 am (0 Comments)

After a chaotic start to the year BT has today published their latest report for Q2 2017 (calendar), which saw their retail broadband base reach a total of 9,286,000 subscribers (up by 19K vs 29K in Q1) and this includes 5.1 million “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) users (up 170K vs 211K in Q1).

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28th July, 2017 - 12:01 am (12 Comments)

Ultrafast fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has announced that their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/B) broadband network, which is available across parts of 28 UK cities and towns, now covers 350,000 homes and they’ve raised another £100m to boost the roll-out. Next stop.. 5 million homes by 2025!

cityfibre urban fibre optic rollout

27th July, 2017 - 12:07 pm (1 Comment)

Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has today announced that they’re teaming up with internet service provider NGC Networks in order to support a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based broadband and Ethernet network in the West Yorkshire city of Wakefield.


27th July, 2017 - 10:58 am (1 Comment)

The B4RN for Casterton project has completed the primary roll-out of their 1Gbps community built and funded fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband network to the rural Cumbria village of Casterton and several surrounding areas, which was supported by £91,700 of local funding.

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25th July, 2017 - 8:19 am (3 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear and national operator Openreach (BT) have won the Phase 3 roll-out contracts for Berkshire in England, which will see a mix of 1Gbps FTTP and up to 80Mbps FTTC broadband being used to reach an additional 13,500 homes and businesses by the end of 2019.

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