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20th December, 2014 - 8:15 am (27 Comments)

After repeated Freedom of Information (FoI) requests we’re pleased to report that the Government has finally agreed to release the full consumer take-up figures for their Broadband Delivery UK project’s national roll-out of faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity, which is dominated by BT. The tiny rural county of Rutland dominates with an impressive score of 32.7%.

superfast berkshire

19th December, 2014 - 1:44 pm (3 Comments)

In a curious development the West Berkshire Council in England has withdrawn a major tender that was issued to help find a supplier for Phase 2 of their Superfast Berkshire project, which is currently working with BT to roll-out a “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to “around” 91% of local premises by the end of September 2015.


19th December, 2014 - 9:00 am (0 Comments)

Urban fibre optic (FTTB/H) provider Hyperoptic has today announced that the first residents of Greater Manchester to benefit from their new 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable broadband network in the area will be those who reside in the two developments (Multi-Dwelling Units) of Sovereign Point and Imperial Point (Salford Quays).


17th December, 2014 - 9:00 am (5 Comments)

UK ISP Call Flow Solutions, working as part of the Government’s £10 million Innovation Fund pilot(s), has finally started to deploy a new fixed wireless superfast broadband network to help serve communities in the most rural parts (i.e. final 5%) of Hampshire (Southern England).

bt superfast fibre van

16th December, 2014 - 2:11 pm (11 Comments)

The Superfast Northamptonshire project in England, which is currently aiming to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services available to about 90% of premises by September 2015, has finally signed a new contract with BT under the Broadband Delivery UK based Superfast Extension Programme (SEP). An extra 20,465 premises will now benefit from the on-going roll-out.

bt openreach logo uk

16th December, 2014 - 1:09 pm (20 Comments)

BTOpenreach has updated the “fibre availability checker” on their Superfast Openreach website with some new options, which helps to identify whether the area where you live has been upgraded to support the operators latest ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable NGA Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) or 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service.

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

16th December, 2014 - 9:04 am (4 Comments)

The European Commission has published its annual report into the coverage of superfast broadband (Next Generation Access) services around the EU, which again shows that the United Kingdom is making good progress on 30Mbps+ capable Next Gen (NGA) service delivery but still lags miles behind most other EU28 countries in terms of pure fibre optic connectivity (FTTH/P/B).


12th December, 2014 - 8:39 am (2 Comments)

After a decade of campaigning it’s finally been confirmed that residents of Great Asby, which is a beautiful little rural village in Cumbria (North West England), will soon be able to get online with broadband speeds of up to 330Mbps thanks to BT’s forthcoming FTTP network rollout. Sadly that also means the demise of the local community fixed wireless network.

fttc street cabinet under construction

11th December, 2014 - 12:19 pm (12 Comments)

A new report from the Shropshire County Council (SCC), which examines the various options available for providing “fibre broadband” to those areas that aren’t currently projected to received it, has shown that the local authority is still struggling to match the Government’s £11.38m Phase 2 Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funding.

fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

11th December, 2014 - 8:04 am (2 Comments)

The community owned Digital Dales (Fibre GarDen) project, which recently secured funding to build a new up to 100Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across the rural villages of Garsdale and Dentdale in Cumbria (England), has been questioned by a group of opposition Conservative councillors who are concerned about the projects deliverability.


10th December, 2014 - 9:14 am (42 Comments)

Gigaclear’s hope of being able to roll-out a 1000Mbps capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband service in the small rural Northamptonshire (England) village of Ashley have been dented after BT successfully encouraged locals to raise £15,000 in order to have their slower ‘up to’ 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) solution installed.

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8th December, 2014 - 12:22 pm (13 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today published their annual 2014 Infrastructure Report and revealed that 75% of premises are now within reach of a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connection (this falls to just 22% superfast coverage in rural areas or 33% for raw NGA reach), with take-up of related services hitting 22% (up from 16% last year).

rothbury broadband map sept2014

5th December, 2014 - 8:33 am (3 Comments)

It’s been a long time coming but Rothbury councillor Steven Bridgett has today informed us that the Northumberland County Council in North East England has finally uploaded a much more detailed coverage map of their local £19m iNorthumberland project, which also depicts their tentative plans for ultrafast 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) coverage.

worcestershire uk broadband

5th December, 2014 - 8:05 am (20 Comments)

The £21m Superfast Worcestershire (England) scheme shows why councils might be nervous about revealing the take-up figures for their state aid supported roll-out of BT’s “Fibre Broadband” (FTTC/P) network. A Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed that the county’s uptake for related upgrades is just 3.2% and naturally political opponents have been quick to criticise.

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