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28th May, 2015 - 9:54 am (14 Comments)

The Wales Audit Office (WAO) has today posted its report on the progress of the Superfast Cymru project, which is working with BT to make “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity available to 96% of Wales by the end of 2016. On the whole progress is described as “reasonable“, but several problems have been identified (e.g. the 100Mbps speed target for 40%).


27th May, 2015 - 2:33 pm (32 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project, which is predominantly working with BT to deploy superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services across the United Kingdom, has published the programmes latest take-up figures for March 2015. Adoption continues to rise and more projects are now touching the 20% claw-back threshold.

openreach fttc cabinet with engineer smiling

27th May, 2015 - 1:57 pm (0 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which had been working with BT to make “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 90% of local premises by the end of 2014 (86% for “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+), has finally completed its first major deployment phase.. albeit seemingly somewhat later than planned.

b4rn fibre optic broadband dig - april 2015

26th May, 2015 - 2:01 am (34 Comments)

It’s officially a shade over two years since the community built and funded B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project first put shovels to the ground and began building their own 1000Mbps capable fibre optic broadband network to connect remote parts of rural Lancashire (England). But with over 1,000 premises now live, there’s still plenty more to come.


21st May, 2015 - 9:00 am (1 Comment)

Pure fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has announced that their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/B) network has just reached residential boats in London’s South Dock marina (including South Dock and Greenland Dock), which we guess makes it a “Fibre-to-the-Boat” service. Ho ho.


20th May, 2015 - 11:19 am (43 Comments)

A tiny rural civil parish village called Claverton in Somerset, which is home to around 115 people (70 homes) and resides near Bath in England, has apparently become the first such UK village to privately co-fund with BT to build a completely new “fibre broadband” (FTTC) network.

telegraph pole rural broadband openreach engineer

20th May, 2015 - 9:47 am (15 Comments)

BT has confirmed that 100 businesses in the city of Swansea (Wales) will benefit when they begin their technically-focused trial of 500Mbps capable G.fast (ITU G.9701) broadband technology in the area this summer.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

20th May, 2015 - 8:55 am (9 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK project, which aims to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds available to 95% of the country by 2017/18 and is largely dominated by BT, has been deemed “effective” by a new independent evaluation. But the report also raises a few concerns.


19th May, 2015 - 1:49 pm (0 Comments)

A total of three Government supported Phase 2 Broadband Delivery UK contracts have today been signed between BT and the English counties of Wiltshire, Lincolnshire and Central Bedfordshire (inc. Bedford Borough, Luton and Milton Keynes), which will expand the reach of superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity to many more premises.


19th May, 2015 - 8:49 am (27 Comments)

Internet providers Sky Broadband and TalkTalk have launched a new website called Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO), which appears designed to showcase the forthcoming commercial launch of their new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network for residents in the city of York (England).

fibre optic uk superfast broadband internet cables

14th May, 2015 - 1:35 pm (15 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK programme, which aims to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services available to 90% of the population by 2016 and 95% by 2017, has so far helped to put related connections within reach of 2.5 million additional homes and businesses (premises passed).


14th May, 2015 - 12:04 pm (1 Comment)

Last week we confirmed that the Connected Counties project for Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire in England had signed a new contract with BT to extend the reach of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity beyond the current target of 90% (April 2016). Today we have the first solid details concerning the roll-out plan.

talktalk uk isp

14th May, 2015 - 8:11 am (2 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has posted their latest results for Q1-2015 (calendar), which revealed that the provider added +47k broadband subscribers in the quarter to total 4,283,000 (sharply up from +15k added in Q4 2014). But there’s bad news for some of the recent off-net (BT based) broadband customer gains from Virgin Media and Tesco.


12th May, 2015 - 12:45 pm (8 Comments)

A previously unknown operator called TrueSpeed Communications has announced a new deal with Hibernia Networks, which will help it to roll-out a 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable pure fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network to cover homes and businesses in parts of North East Somerset and possibly Wiltshire (England).

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