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21st October, 2016 - 3:33 pm (3 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has today uploaded a batch of reports and case studies that are designed to provide help and information for anybody looking to establish their own community broadband solutions.


19th October, 2016 - 2:02 pm (15 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has announced that their 300Mbps capable “fibre optic” broadband and TV network will be expanded to reach an additional 20,000 homes and businesses in the UK city of York, which is where Cityfibre, Sky Broadband and TalkTalk have also been deploying 940Mbps FTTP.


18th October, 2016 - 12:41 pm (30 Comments)

Openreach (BT) and Huawei have today claimed to be the “first companies in Europe” to trial three new ultrafast fibre optic broadband technologies, including 40Gbps (Gigabits per second) capable NG-PON2, 10Gbps XGS-PON and 2.5Gbps GPON (Gigabit Passive Optical Network) over a single fibre.


17th October, 2016 - 8:24 am (9 Comments)

A new report from Ovum, which was jointly commissioned by BT and Australia’s nbn, has forecast that some 29 million subscribers will be using a G.fast based ultrafast broadband connection by 2021 (3% of the global fixed broadband market) and most of those will be in Western Europe.


14th October, 2016 - 8:34 am (7 Comments)

The West Sussex County Council has proposed a new “Gigabit West Sussex” framework that will shortly start seeking suppliers to help it “bring ultrafast [FTTP/H broadband] to as many parts of the County as possible,” starting with a contract to deploy a new Dark Fibre network in Adur & Worthing.


13th October, 2016 - 3:53 pm (66 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project has released its latest Q2 2016 take-up data for the state aid supported roll-out of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which shows that many local authorities are seeing 30% adoption of the new service and that will help reinvestment.

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13th October, 2016 - 11:55 am (2 Comments)

A new BT commissioned report from Analysys Mason has perhaps unsurprisingly warned that Ofcom’s effort to encourage alternative network (AltNet) ISPs to build rival ultrafast broadband networks, such as by opening up access to Openreach’s cable ducts, may fail to achieve the desired result.


13th October, 2016 - 8:53 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP TrueSpeed Communications has confirmed that their roll-out of a symmetric 150Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the rural Chew Valley area of North East Somerset (England) is now in the process of reaching three more local communities.


12th October, 2016 - 1:30 pm (0 Comments)

KCOM has today announced the next roll-out phase for their “ultrafast” Lightstream fibre optic (FTTP/C) broadband network in Hull (East Yorkshire), which reflects the next 6 months of deployment from now until March 2017; this will add an additional 25,000 premises passed to the total.


12th October, 2016 - 10:16 am (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has today announced that the Berkshire town and civil parish of Bracknell will become their next “Gigabit City“, which means that an existing fibre optic network in the area is being re-purposed in order to supply local businesses with 1Gbps capable / FTTP style broadband.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

12th October, 2016 - 9:55 am (9 Comments)

BT has said that the Government can avoid imposing a tricky industry levy on ISPs or using public funding to help pay for the proposed 10Mbps broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) because they’ll take the full responsibility, as well as pushing superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to 97-98% of the UK.

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11th October, 2016 - 9:35 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network developer Cityfibre has today confirmed that the South Yorkshire (England) cities and towns of Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster will be the next to benefit from their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) style network.


11th October, 2016 - 7:44 am (0 Comments)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has confirmed that an additional 360,000 homes and businesses in Scotland are set to benefit from their on-going £3bn Project Lightning network expansion by 2019. Elsewhere 19,000 have separately been confirmed for the roll-out in Cambridgeshire (England).


10th October, 2016 - 10:32 am (28 Comments)

The European Commission has published a new Analysys Mason study that examines the cost of, among other things, providing 1Gbps capable fixed line broadband connections to all residential areas across the 28 EU member states, which for now still includes the United Kingdom.

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