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21st October, 2014 - 2:07 pm (0 Comments)

The Sevenoaks Prep School in Kent (England) has become one of the first customers to benefit from Gigaclear’s new Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network, which as part of the local and slightly delayed Underriver Project can now deliver speeds of up to 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) to local homes and businesses.

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21st October, 2014 - 12:13 pm (1 Comment)

Plans to extend the joint £94 million Connecting Devon and Somerset (England) project have been cast into doubt again after several district councils expressed concern at BT’s requirement that they sign “gagging orders” (Non-Disclosure Agreements) and the operators alleged inability to guarantee that residents in their area would receive access to faster broadband speeds.


20th October, 2014 - 8:53 am (24 Comments)

Sometimes the most advanced and interesting developments happen towards the end of a roll-out and that appears to be the case in Surrey (England), where one of our readers has spotted an ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) rollout finally taking place in the tiny village area of Hascombe.


17th October, 2014 - 8:24 am (0 Comments)

The Superfast Dorset project in central southern England has today announced the next batch of telephone exchange areas that will soon benefit from an upgrade to BT’s latest “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network as part of the programmes third roll-out phase, which is expected to help another 9,000 local premises to connect.

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16th October, 2014 - 1:21 pm (5 Comments)

Fibre optic broadband ISP Gigaclear has announced that their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) network is set to reach 5,000 homes and businesses in several rural Northamptonshire villages (East Midlands of England) by the end of 2017.

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16th October, 2014 - 12:01 am (2 Comments)

The Superfast Cymru project has this morning announced the next batch of communities that, from September 2015 onwards, will be upgraded to support BT’s “fast fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network. The announcement means that related work is now effectively planned to take place in every telephone exchange across Wales.

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14th October, 2014 - 10:21 am (1 Comment)

The Digital Scotland project has today announced the next 67 locations (80,000 homes and businesses), including 15 new communities in the Highlands and Islands region, that will benefit from the £410m scheme which aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 85% of premises in Scotland by the end of 2015 and rising to 95% by the end of 2017.

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10th October, 2014 - 1:31 pm (0 Comments)

The West Sussex Better Connected project in England, which is working to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to around 98% of local homes and businesses by Spring 2016 (note: 90% will get “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+), has announced the next set of Phase Three roll-out areas.


9th October, 2014 - 10:05 am (21 Comments)

On Tuesday next week the Suffolk County Council in England will vote to approve a new plan that aims to extend their existing £40m Better Broadband for Suffolk project and make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds available to 95% of the county, although it won’t complete until sometime in 2018 (later than the national target of 2017).

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9th October, 2014 - 1:39 am (0 Comments)

The £24.5m Broadband Improvement Project for Northern Ireland, which aims to make faster BT based “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to an additional 45,000 premises by December 2015, it appears to be making some progress, with a new postcode checker being added and a general roll-out plan surfacing.


6th October, 2014 - 3:15 pm (0 Comments)

UK ISP WarwickNet has confirmed that around 100 businesses on the Binley Industrial Estate in Coventry (England) can now access their new superfast broadband network, which among other things offers leased-line speeds of up to 1Gbit/s; not to mention slower but cheaper FTTC services.


6th October, 2014 - 11:33 am (4 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project has managed to connect 600 premises in rural Lancashire (England) to its new 1000Mbps (1 Gigabit per second) capable community built and funded Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network, with customers typically paying £30 per month for the service. But Cumbria and Yorkshire could soon see some B4RN action too.

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1st October, 2014 - 7:51 am (19 Comments)

KC’s on-going efforts to deploy a superfast fibre optic (FTTP/C) broadband network in Hull (East Yorkshire, England), which is called ‘Lightstream’, has passed another milestone after a brief trading statement from parent company KCOM confirmed that 10,000 people had now subscribed to the service.

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30th September, 2014 - 1:38 pm (3 Comments)

A new study of 1,770 Internet users in the United Kingdom, which was conducted by Tata Communications, has revealed that a desire for “light speed connectivity” came top of the list when respondents were asked for their thoughts on the most inspirational opportunity that the Internet will facilitate in the next 3-5 years.

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