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3rd July, 2015 - 3:00 pm (9 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.

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3rd July, 2015 - 1:00 am (8 Comments)

New research claims that the first Superfast Cornwall contract, which recently completed and expanded the reach of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to 95% of premises in the English county (up from the original target of 80%), has so far delivered a local economic benefit worth £186.1m.


1st July, 2015 - 11:52 am (2 Comments)

The East Sussex County Council, which is working in partnership with Brighton and Hove City, has today become one of the last local authorities in England to sign a Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract to help expand the reach of superfast broadband connectivity to thousands more homes.


1st July, 2015 - 9:01 am (3 Comments)

The incumbent telecoms operator for Hull in East Yorkshire, KC, has today published a new report which they claim proves the positive impact that their FTTP dominated roll-out of superfast broadband is having. Overall the local digital economy now accounts for £6.93bn per annum (24% of the total).

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30th June, 2015 - 12:27 pm (0 Comments)

The Cumbria County Council in England has today signed a new Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract that will extend the reach of BT’s superfast broadband services to several thousand additional homes and businesses in the area.


30th June, 2015 - 11:51 am (5 Comments)

The West Sussex Better Connected scheme in England, which is working with BT to expand the coverage of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to around 98% of local homes and businesses by Spring 2016 (90% will get “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+), has signed a new deal that will extend this to another 3,000+ premises by the end of 2017.


29th June, 2015 - 10:20 am (6 Comments)

The Superfast West Yorkshire project in England, which is aiming to roll-out BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 97% of local homes and businesses by the end of September 2015 (708,000 total premises), has signed a new £13m deal to extend this to another 28,000 premises.

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26th June, 2015 - 9:56 pm (30 Comments)

The second round of contracts for the Government’s Superfast Extension Programme (SEP), which is designed to push UK coverage of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services from 90% in early 2016 to 95% by the end of 2017, has in some cases struggled to reach a deal with BT and the latest contract to fall foul is for Devon and Somerset in England.


25th June, 2015 - 1:26 pm (13 Comments)

The state aid fuelled Superfast Essex project in England has become to latest to break with the tradition of BT contracts by agreeing to a new £7.5m deal with Gigaclear, which will see 4,500 premises in the Epping Forest area benefit from their “ultrafast” 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.


24th June, 2015 - 1:37 pm (6 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.


23rd June, 2015 - 9:59 am (12 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has revealed the first package and price details for their new 940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in the city of York (England), which as we revealed last month is being called Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO). Existing customers will effectively get it at “no extra cost“.


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.


20th June, 2015 - 8:45 am (48 Comments)

The Superfast Cornwall project has confirmed that the rural English county continues to have the largest deployment of ultrafast 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology anywhere in the United Kingdom, with the total number of premises passed increasing from 62,000 one year ago to 85,000 now.


19th June, 2015 - 1:42 pm (1 Comment)

The Broadband East Riding project in Yorkshire (England) has signed a new Superfast Extension Programme contract with the government’s Broadband Delivery UK office, which should help the area to meet the goal of putting superfast broadband (24Mbps+) within reach of 95% by 2017.

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