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telegraph pole and bt openreach engineer

20th April, 2017 - 10:24 am (8 Comments)

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today set out their final plans for opening up Openreach’s (BT) national network of telegraph poles and underground cable ducts so that they can be used by rival ISPs in order to deploy ultrafast “full fibre” broadband (FTTH/P) services.

warwicknet broadband cabinet

20th April, 2017 - 8:16 am (0 Comments)

Alternative network provider WarwickNet (CableCom) has announced that they’ve expanded their superfast and ultrafast broadband / Ethernet platform to businesses at 32 sites in a single month (168 total), serving more than 5,500 business premises across the UK (1,400 active customers).


18th April, 2017 - 3:50 pm (3 Comments)

The Herefordshire County Council in England has confirmed that its new state aid supported contract (Phase 2) with Gigaclear will help to put ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) broadband technology within reach of an additional 8,000 homes and businesses in the region.

countesswells development

18th April, 2017 - 10:24 am (6 Comments)

The £800 million Countesswells Development, which involves the creation of a new town with 3,000 homes and various spaces for business / schools near to Aberdeen, has claimed that it will also be the “first community in Scotland” to provide residents with access to “hyperfast” 1Gbps broadband.

fibre optic cable strands

15th April, 2017 - 1:03 am (19 Comments)

Over the next few years we expect to see the number of premises covered by ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) networks in the United Kingdom rise from nearly 1 million today to around 5 million+, but which ISPs provide this service and what do you get for your money? We take a quick look.

fibre optic fiber optic cables

12th April, 2017 - 4:07 pm (11 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has revised downward last year’s Comsof estimate for the cost of deploying ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based broadband networks across the EU (currently this still includes the UK) by 2025, which makes it €137 billion (£116bn) instead of €156bn (£132bn).


11th April, 2017 - 2:23 pm (13 Comments)

None of the 17 initial pilot locations announced for BT’s pilot of 330Mbps capable G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) broadband technology has included anywhere in Northern Ireland, but all that changed today after they confirmed that 4,000 premises in Antrim would benefit.

bt uk isp logo

11th April, 2017 - 7:30 am (9 Comments)

As most people known BT’s Consumer ISP division has long offered a range of broadband packages with capped usage allowances, at least it did until today as the options have been removed in order to avoid confusion. At the same time they’ve cut the price of their unlimited usage options.

hyperoptic engineers at work by daniel cheung

11th April, 2017 - 12:01 am (1 Comment)

Urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has today reached yet another social housing agreement, which means that “thousands” of homes in Thurrock (Essex) will soon gain access to their ultrafast 1Gbps capable FTTP/B based broadband network. A special £9 a month 5Mbps option will also be offered.

cityfibre installing fibre optic cables in uk city

10th April, 2017 - 10:44 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has announced that two further large towns in Berkshire (England) – Slough and Maidenhead – will be the next on their list to benefit from the deployment of a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband and Ethernet network for local businesses.


5th April, 2017 - 12:39 pm (2 Comments)

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner has fined fibre optic network builder Cityfibre £35,000 due to a “number of serious failures to comply with road works legislation in Scotland,” such as the one that occurred in Edinburgh (here) after a contractor sat exposed in a manhole on a busy street.

gigaclear new uk office opening

4th April, 2017 - 3:40 pm (3 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has opened expanded office space at Abingdon Business Park (Oxfordshire), which should enable them to cope with plenty of new staff and support their ever growing roll-out of ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) based broadband networks across England.


4th April, 2017 - 10:49 am (9 Comments)

New customers of Hyperoptic’s 1000Mbps capable FTTB/P broadband network, which is available around parts of 21 cities in the United Kingdom, can now benefit from a new offer that gives the first 3 months of service for free, albeit only when taking out a 12 month contract.

virgin media coaxial copper cable advertised as fibre optic

4th April, 2017 - 8:09 am (49 Comments)

Fans of accurate definitions may be pleased to note that the Advertising Standards Authority has finally agreed to review the often confusing way in which ISPs promote “fibre broadband” packages. This can be applied to both slower hybrid fibre (FTTC) and ultrafast full fibre optic (FTTH/P) services.

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