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15th April, 2014 - 9:30 am (0 Comments)

A new grant worth £550,000 from the often criticised Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF) looks set to help 9 additional villages (3,300 properties) in the south eastern county of Berkshire (England) to receive a “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) service from BT.


15th April, 2014 - 7:58 am (14 Comments)

In a major development two of the United Kingdom’s largest ISPs, TalkTalk and Sky Broadband (BSkyB), have “joined forces” with fibre optic infrastructure developer CityFibre to expand its existing Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the City of York (England) by launching a 1000Mbps capable “ultra-fast” broadband service to thousands of local homes.


11th April, 2014 - 8:14 am (5 Comments)

The £132m “Big Build” Superfast Cornwall scheme, which involves a public and private partnership where BT are aiming to make their “high-speed fibre optic broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 95% of Cornwall in England and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014, has reached another crucial milestone by covering 90% of local premises.


10th April, 2014 - 11:57 am (2 Comments)

BT has revealed that its UK-wide £2.5 billion roll-out of “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity has achieved a significant milestone by making the service available to 1 million homes and businesses in Scotland (premises passed), with another 400,000 expected to be done before their commercial deployment is completed.


9th April, 2014 - 1:06 pm (2 Comments)

Wansdyke Telecom, which is building a 1000Mbps capable rural fibre optic broadband (FTTP/H) network that aims to connect “every community in [North East] Somerset that wants it” (provided they can find the £2m needed), has today revealed how much their first package will cost and effectively pledged to guarantee the speeds they offer.


7th April, 2014 - 10:11 am (65 Comments)

The challenge of bringing faster broadband connectivity to the masses is not solely a rural issue and nor is it always a matter of wealth, much as the millionaire residents of the One Hyde Park development in Knightsbridge (London) have begun to find out. Sometimes not even buying a modern £20m+ apartment will get you better than an ADSL line.


4th April, 2014 - 11:16 am (12 Comments)

The £51 million Connecting Cumbria scheme, which is rolling out BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) network to over 93% of the county by the end of 2015 (last 7% to get 2Mbps+), has managed to upgrade the first part of the Lake District some 9 months ahead of schedule.


2nd April, 2014 - 4:52 pm (9 Comments)

The Connecting Cheshire project in England has found another £643k to help boost its state aid supported £28.5 million roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services, which will add an additional 1,000 “rural” premises to BT’s local network coverage.


2nd April, 2014 - 1:13 pm (0 Comments)

The Superfast Lancashire project in England has announced a finalized list of the next 15 communities to receive access to BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network under the state aid supported scheme, which intends to make the service available to 97% of local premises by the end of 2015.


1st April, 2014 - 8:56 am (16 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT might have scrapped the original UK roll-out target for their “ultra-fast” 300Mbps capable (30Mbps uploads) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology (here), but that doesn’t mean to say the deployments have stopped and now another 800 businesses in Birmingham look set to benefit.


31st March, 2014 - 6:54 am (0 Comments)

The Telford and Wrekin council looks set to re-join the £24.6m Connecting Shropshire project in England, which is currently rolling out BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to 93% of local premises by the end of Spring 2016, after it submitted a formal expression of interest.


27th March, 2014 - 12:58 pm (3 Comments)

The state aid supported £35.2m Superfast Surrey project in England has become one of the first Broadband Delivery UK based schemes to reach the half-way mark after street cabinets serving around 42,000 local premises across the county were connected to BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network.


23rd March, 2014 - 8:11 am (95 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England, which last week touted extra funding to help reach their 100% coverage target for BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network (here), now looks set to become the first UK county to trial the operators latest Fibre-to-the-Remote-Node (FTTRD) technology for even faster speeds.


22nd March, 2014 - 7:26 am (7 Comments)

The Digital Durham and Tees Valley project in North East England has confirmed new funding with BT and the Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF) that will push their existing superfast broadband (25Mbps+) coverage target up from 94% to 96% by September 2016.

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