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gigaclear fibre optic engineer and box

24th March, 2017 - 8:37 am (4 Comments)

Gigaclear has announced that their “ultrafast” Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network, which covers tens of thousands of premises in various rural areas across England, is now set to be powered by electricity from 100% renewable sources thanks to a new deal with Ecotricity.

bt fibre optic cable bloom

21st March, 2017 - 1:33 pm (14 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) Managing Director of Infrastructure Delivery, Kim Mears, has revealed that the telecoms giant has increased their UK coverage of 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband technology from 350,000 premises last year to 435,000 now and the ramp up continues.

csw broadband property level broadband map

21st March, 2017 - 10:16 am (3 Comments)

The CSW Broadband project with BT (Openreach), which aims to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) available to “nearly” 94% of premises Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry (England) by 2017, has launched a new coverage map with detail down to the level of individual properties.


20th March, 2017 - 2:15 pm (5 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council in England has confirmed that a third extension contract worth £6.4 million has been signed with Openreach (BT), which will enable an additional 3,200 homes and businesses to access their FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

telegraph pole rural broadband openreach engineer

20th March, 2017 - 9:55 am (0 Comments)

The Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project with Openreach (BT), which is currently working to roll-out “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services to “at least” 95% of local premises by December 2017, has confirmed that a further 2,000 premises will benefit thanks to contract clawback.


20th March, 2017 - 8:50 am (1 Comment)

Residents of three small rural villages in the borough of Darlington (Durham, England) have been left upset after the local council pulled £50K of public investment to help roll-out faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to the area, which is partly due to Openreach trebling their quote for the work.

forge manor derbyshire development uk

18th March, 2017 - 7:06 am (22 Comments)

Owners of new build homes on the Forge Manor development in Derbyshire, which is being built by Wain Homes, have been left bewildered after an error by the developer meant they would only get a slow copper ADSL broadband service, after initially being promised 300Mbps FTTP.


17th March, 2017 - 1:37 pm (18 Comments)

The £410 million Digital Scotland project with BT (Openreach) has announced that £15.6 million from contract clawback (Gainshare) will be reinvested to raise the number of homes and businesses that have access to “superfast broadband” speeds of greater than 24Mbps.


17th March, 2017 - 11:11 am (1 Comment)

The Lincolnshire County Council in England has recently signed a new Phase 3 roll-out contract with Openreach (BT), which aims to help expand the local coverage of 24Mbps+ capable “superfast broadband” (FTTC/P) services towards 97% of premises. Expect more FTTP.


17th March, 2017 - 8:58 am (56 Comments)

Front line customer service staff at the biggest ISPs aren’t always the most knowledgeable of people. One such example occurred recently when a member of BT Business’s Twitter care team informed a potential customer that they couldn’t have ‘FTTP on Demand’ because the Government had “pulled” it.

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

16th March, 2017 - 9:42 am (3 Comments)

A Bristol-based startup called Optic Networks (UK) Ltd. has today floated their ambition to roll-out a new 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable fibre optic broadband network in the United Kingdom, which would aim to serve “large areas of tenanted and owned high rise multi dwelling units.”


15th March, 2017 - 2:02 pm (1 Comment)

The £34m+ e-Sussex project, which has been working with Openreach (BT) to make FTTC/P “fibre broadband” services available to 99% of local premises in the county (96% will get “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+), has officially completed its first contract and reported good take-up of 37%.

gigaclear fibre optic street works rural

15th March, 2017 - 10:59 am (10 Comments)

The £700K publicly funded (loan) Aylesbury Vale Broadband project in rural Buckinghamshire has pulled out of their ultrafast FTTP/H roll-out in Great Brickhil after Gigaclear confirmed that they were about to start work. Meanwhile the two are set to go head-to-head in the village of Soulbury.


15th March, 2017 - 7:29 am (3 Comments)

East Yorkshire ISP KCOM has today confirmed that their “ultrafast” Lightstream fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) network in Hull, which is costing about £60 million (total capital investment) to roll-out or roughly £400 per premise, has just connected its 40,000th customer.

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