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20th January, 2017 - 8:04 am (0 Comments)

The Connecting Cheshire project in England has announced that a further 6,000 homes and businesses will soon get access to faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services from Openreach (BT), which is largely thanks to a reinvestment of £4.3 million (mostly public money).

engineer touching broadband cables openreach bt

17th January, 2017 - 3:20 pm (0 Comments)

The state aid supported CSW Broadband project has confirmed that £2m in clawback is set to be reinvested by BT (Openreach) into the local roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity, which means that an additional 3,500 premises in Warwickshire will soon gain access.

warwicknet superfast broadband cabinet

17th January, 2017 - 10:33 am (0 Comments)

In a surprise announcement WarwickNet, which has made its name by building alternative fibre optic based broadband networks (FTTC, FTTP and Leased Lines etc.) to UK business parks, industrial estates and multi-tenancy buildings, has been gobbled up by Somerset-based ISP CableCom.

cityfibre public sector network fibre optic

17th January, 2017 - 7:48 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has confirmed that Stirling will shortly become their 4th “Gigabit City” project in Scotland, thanks to a £1.7m deal to support the roll-out of a new FTTP based Public Service Network (PSN) that will later be extended to local businesses.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

14th January, 2017 - 12:22 am (38 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project has revealed that their Phase 1 roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services with BT (Openreach) will miss its target by far more than the “circa 1,700 premises” that was claimed in December 2016; it has actually fallen short by c.11,000.


13th January, 2017 - 3:11 pm (3 Comments)

The Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, has today published the UK Government’s new Local Government Finance Bill that fleshes out their plans for a 100% business rates relief on new 5G Mobile and “full-fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband infrastructure, which is said to be worth £60m.

gigabit jersey uk jt

13th January, 2017 - 9:59 am (9 Comments)

The roll-out of a new Gigabit capable “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network on the English Channel Island of Jersey, which is being conducted by the state-owned ISP JT, has now completed 70% of its planned connections to the new network.


12th January, 2017 - 7:30 am (2 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP Gigaclear has signed a £250,000 partnership deal with the design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins, which will see the firm become their procurement partner for future fibre optic (FTTP/H) network expansion contracts around the United Kingdom.

openreach bt engineers struggle with fttc broadband cabinet

11th January, 2017 - 3:54 pm (0 Comments)

The iNorthumberland project in England, which last June 2016 hit the 90% coverage target for “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) or 95% if you include the sub-24Mbps “fibre” footprint (here), has now begun to expand under the £4.1m Phase 2 extension deal that will reach 3,700 extra premises.

gigaclear rural path fibre optic broadband

9th January, 2017 - 11:10 am (30 Comments)

The state aid supported Cotswolds Broadband CIC project, which is supposed to be deploying a new mixed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless broadband network to rural premises in West Oxfordshire (England), has been “terminated” following a supplier dispute.

Openreach BT UltraFast G.fast Fibre Broadband

7th January, 2017 - 12:01 am (64 Comments)

Openreach (BT) will on Monday officially start the deployment phase for their new pilot of ‘up to’ 330Mbps capable G.fast (ITU G.9700/9701) broadband technology, which by the end of March 2017 should have been rolled out to 138,000 homes and businesses in 17 places across the United Kingdom.

Hyperoptic UK Broadband ISP 2015 Logo

6th January, 2017 - 11:27 am (0 Comments)

New customers to Hyperoptic’s 1Gbps capable FTTB/P broadband network, which is available to a growing number of big residential and business buildings across 20 UK cities, look set to benefit after the ISP launch a new range of 12 month discounts on their various packages.


29th December, 2016 - 11:36 am (31 Comments)

The Government has today launched a new ‘Call for Evidence’, which seeks to gather feedback on the “best use of public funding” to encourage further and faster UK deployment of “full fibre” (FTTP/H) style ultrafast / Gigabit-capable broadband networks in partnership with local areas.

superfast cornwall

28th December, 2016 - 12:19 pm (25 Comments)

The £7.6m follow-on Superfast Cornwall contract, which is working with Openreach (BT) to expand the local availability of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) to at least another 8,600 premises by “early 2018“, has finally begun its roll-out. So far 1,450 premises in 25 communities have been reached.

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