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15th March, 2017 - 7:29 am (3 Comments)

East Yorkshire ISP KCOM has today confirmed that their “ultrafast” Lightstream fibre optic broadband (FTTP/C) network in Hull, which is costing about £60 million (total capital investment) to roll-out or roughly £400 per premise, has just connected its 40,000th customer.

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13th March, 2017 - 1:01 am (3 Comments)

The Superfast South Yorkshire (SFSY) programme with Openreach (BT) has confirmed that a total of 28 areas are planned to be connected via “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) technology over the “coming months“, although many of those will be businesses.

connexin trial elva-1 ppc-10g

21st February, 2017 - 1:03 am (13 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Connexin, which operates networks in Hull (East Yorkshire) and Lincolnshire, today claims to have become the “first company in the UK” to trial an Elva-1 PPC-10G with RF Com. This is a 5G style 10Gbps wireless link that could give their network a big boost.


20th February, 2017 - 4:08 pm (7 Comments)

Wireless ISP Boundless Networks has today announced that they’ve become “one of the first companies in the UK” to trial a new 160Mbps capable “ultrafast” Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband network, which could soon be rolled out across rural parts of North Yorkshire.

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20th February, 2017 - 10:39 am (9 Comments)

The Leeds City Council in Yorkshire (England) has proposed a new scheme that could generate £45m for the local economy over the next 10 years and help “thousands” of “digitally excluded” adults by giving them access to free home broadband connections, wifi and Tablet computers.


3rd February, 2017 - 11:31 am (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has had to retract a notification that it sent to KCOM last year, which found “reasonable grounds for believing” that the operator had “failed” to take sufficient measures to maintain uninterrupted telephone access to emergency services.

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25th January, 2017 - 8:19 am (2 Comments)

Communications provider MS3 has announced that their new “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based broadband ISP network in West Hull (East Yorkshire, England) – connectHull – has finally connected its first homes in a trial area that covers roughly 1,200 premises.

b4rn barbon and middleton fttp cabinet

24th January, 2017 - 11:52 am (16 Comments)

The rural villages of Barbon and Middleton in Cumbria have today won a grant of £9,900 from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and its Sustainable Development Fund (SDF), which will be used to help B4RN roll-out a 1Gbps community-built FTTH network. JFDI.

Middleton (Leeds) virgin media broadband and tv rollout

17th January, 2017 - 1:13 am (4 Comments)

Hundreds of homes around the residential suburb of Middleton (Leeds), which last April celebrated after Virgin Media deployed their 300Mbps cable (DOCSIS) broadband network into the area, have faced a long and uncertain wait after the project appeared to stall. But progress is finally being made.

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10th January, 2017 - 7:18 am (1 Comment)

Doncaster-based ISP Origin Broadband, which tends to focus on the budget side of the market, has managed to raise an extra £3 million of investment via Calculus Capital, which is a Private Equity fund manager and specialist in the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT). Expect more sales staff to be hired.

Superfast South Yorkshire UK Logo

23rd December, 2016 - 10:33 am (1 Comment)

The Superfast South Yorkshire project, which is working with Openreach (BT) to roll-out “fibre broadband” to cover 97.9% of the region by the end of 2017 (Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield), has revealed that local businesses in Sheffield will soon benefit from a new voucher scheme.

B4RN Fibre Optic Roll-out on a Hill

10th December, 2016 - 1:02 am (17 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, which has been busy rolling out a 1000Mbps community built and funded fibre optic (FTTP/H) broadband network to rural homes in parts of Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire, has now activated its 2,450th connection and they continue to expand. JFDI.

raydale road yorkshire

5th December, 2016 - 1:42 pm (0 Comments)

Some 20 homes in the sparse community of Raydale, which sits inside of the remote Yorkshire Dales National Park (England), have been connected to a new community wireless (WiFi) broadband network that can deliver connection speeds of up to 40-60Mbps.


25th November, 2016 - 1:57 pm (7 Comments)

Communications provider MS3 has today begun the roll-out of their new “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based broadband network in West Hull (East Yorkshire, England), which is supported by an initial investment of £500K and will cover a trial area of roughly 1,200 homes.

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