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30th September, 2016 - 7:49 am (0 Comments)

Good news for East Yorkshire. KCOM’s on-going deployment of their new ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) dominated “Lightstream” broadband network in Hull has now reached 100,000 local homes and businesses (premises passed), which is up sharply from 78,000 in May 2016.

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28th September, 2016 - 1:19 pm (0 Comments)

UK ISP Zen Internet has announced that the reach of their “next generation” consumer broadband and high-capacity data network (e.g. Ethernet, FTTC, FTTP, EFM and ADSL) will be extended to 400 Points of Presence (PoPs) in BT exchanges by January 2017 (reaching over 500,000 postcodes).


27th September, 2016 - 3:38 pm (8 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that they’re working with the largest water-only supplier in the United Kingdom, Affinity Water, to pilot a new approach in rural Hertfordshire that could see them running their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband cables through disused water mains.


26th September, 2016 - 12:57 pm (148 Comments)

The rural community of Cotwalton in Staffordshire (England) has become the latest to help pay for an “ultrafast” (330Mbps) FTTP broadband upgrade through BT’s existing Community Fibre Partnerships scheme, but the twist is that it’s also the first one to be combined with public funding.


26th September, 2016 - 9:44 am (5 Comments)

Cityfibre has published their full H1 2016 results, which among other things reveals that the joint 940Mbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband trial with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk in York (England) is now “completed” (14,000 premises passed) and “achieved all target objectives in terms of penetration and deployment costs.” But what comes next?


22nd September, 2016 - 11:37 am (42 Comments)

The CEO of Openreach (BT), Clive Selley, has today given a progress update on their plans to improve national broadband connectivity. Among other things this included improvements to their FTTP roll-out for new build homes, a list of trial locations for the 10Mbps USO focused LR-VDSL technology and a huge extension of their G.fast pilot to 138,000 UK premises.


22nd September, 2016 - 9:53 am (0 Comments)

Alternative network provider Cityfibre has today confirmed that the large county town of Northampton in Northamptonshire (East Midlands of England) has become its next “Gigabit City“, with their 45km long fibre optic (FTTP) network going live for local businesses today.


21st September, 2016 - 10:32 am (7 Comments)

Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet, which builds some of its own network and unbundles a few BT exchanges, has released a new range of broadband packages for businesses within its Wales and South West England network. It’s also one of the only ones to offer Fibre-on-Demand (FoD).


16th September, 2016 - 2:12 pm (5 Comments)

Communications provider MS3, which last week announced plans to roll-out an “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network around parts of Hull in East Yorkshire (here), has today confirmed an initial investment of £500,000 and named their first trial area of 1,200 homes.


15th September, 2016 - 5:39 pm (62 Comments)

Politicians and their “facts” often give us a headache and today it’s the turn of the Labour Party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who claims that the United Kingdom has some of the “slowest and most expensive broadband” among the 35 members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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14th September, 2016 - 9:28 am (14 Comments)

The large town of Reading in Berkshire (England) has today been confirmed as the next to become a “Gigabit City” after Cityfibre announced their intention to roll-out a new 30km long ultra-fast fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network in the area.

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11th September, 2016 - 8:44 am (9 Comments)

The Scottish Government has finally begun the formal process of setting out a plan for reaching its goal of 100% “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage by 2021, which will aim to reach an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 premises that are unlikely to benefit from their existing strategy.


9th September, 2016 - 1:11 pm (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has today signed a new 5-year and £1.7 million deal, which commits UK business ISP Onecom to be the launch partner for their new ultrafast (1Gbps+) fibre optic broadband (FTTP) and Ethernet network in Southend-on-Sea (Essex, England).


9th September, 2016 - 11:26 am (2 Comments)

BTOpenreach has confirmed that businesses covered by their trial of “ultrafast” (up to 1000Mbps) Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based broadband technology in the city of Bristol (South West England) will, for a limited time, be able to get the service with both a free connection and free rental.

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