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fibre topic cable red fiberevolution.com

25th September, 2014 (7 Comments)

The Digital Dales (Fibre GarDen) project has today revealed how much locals in the rural communities of Garsdale and Dentdale (Cumbria, England) will have pay in order to receive a service from the new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based superfast broadband network, which is due to start construction on Monday 5th October 2014.

telegraph pole and bt engineer

25th September, 2014 (16 Comments)

BTOpenreach recently completed a field trial of a new Mobile Infill Infrastructure Solution (MiiS), which is designed to leverage BT’s existing fixed line network in order to deliver mobile services into areas that suffer from “non-existent or patchy” coverage, and has now made the product available to mobile operators and ISPs across the United Kingdom.

slow broadband speed

25th September, 2014 (6 Comments)

A new uSwitch study, which analysed data from 3.1 million UK Internet speedtests between 1st July 2013 and 30th June 2014, has concluded that consumers get the best broadband ISP performance if they go online at 5am (least busy) and the slowest if they start surfing at 9pm; a drop in speed of 21% was recorded between these periods.

cityfibre fibre optic cable duct

24th September, 2014 (0 Comments)

CityFibre have unsurprisingly announced that Fujitsu has been chosen as the build partner for the first deployment phase of their new city-wide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP/H) broadband network for homes and businesses in York (England), which is being conducted alongside Sky Broadband (BSkyB) and TalkTalk.

fibre optic cable rural broadband b4rn.org.uk

24th September, 2014 (5 Comments)

The rural South Lanarkshire (Scotland) villages of Abington, Crawford, Crawfordjohn, Elvanfoot, Lamington, Leadhills, Roberton, Wanlockhead and Wiston look set to benefit after a local community project (B4GAL) confirmed the start of their community-owned and superfast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based network deployment.

bt uk isp logo

24th September, 2014 (0 Comments)

The start of a new season tends to mean new promotions and BT’s consumer division has obliged by introducing several new offers on their various standard (ADSL) and superfast (FTTC) broadband packages, which among other things pushes their entry-level ‘up to’ 17Mbps service down to just £2.50 per month for the first 6 months (£8 thereafter).

superfast 4gee

24th September, 2014 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (Everything Everywhere) has quietly announced that next year’s delayed commercial launch of their new 300Mbps capable 4G (LTE-Advanced) based Mobile Broadband service will also be accompanied by another trial to push the networks top performance up to a staggering 400Mbps (Megabits per second).

isle of man uk

23rd September, 2014 (0 Comments)

The Isle of Man, which is a British Crown dependency located in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland, has traditionally been dominated for broadband and phone services by Manx Telecom and Sure. But smaller rival Wi-Manx is now aiming to compete at a bigger level by applying to become a full service telecoms communications provider.


23rd September, 2014 (3 Comments)

WightFibre, which operates a cable broadband, TV and phone network on the Isle of Wight just off the central south coast of England (Hampshire), has announced that customers of their top 120Mbps (Megabits per second) package will be given yet another free speed boost to 152Mbps from October 2014.

labour political party uk

23rd September, 2014 (24 Comments)

Impossible promise or inevitable reality. The British Labour party has effectively kicked off their 2015 General Election campaign today by seeming to support new proposals from the Labour Digital group, which demands a “national focus on connectivity” that will deliver 1000Mbps (1Gbps) broadband to all homes and offices, with 10Gps connections for business hubs like Tech City.

bt copper cable thieves

23rd September, 2014 (27 Comments)

Criminals have disrupted the broadband and phone services for at least 5,000 people and businesses in the North East England town of Billingham (Durham), which is home to a total population of 36,000+, after they stole large sections of vital copper telecoms cable from BT’s local network.

wiltshire and south gloucestershire uk broadband map

22nd September, 2014 (0 Comments)

A local campaign has succeeding in extending the reach of BT’s “superfast broadband” (25Mbps+ FTTC/P) network in South Gloucestershire, which will now be expanded into a number of additional locations on its way to reaching 94% of the county by the end of March 2015.

network cable connector

22nd September, 2014 (0 Comments)

Both Virgin Media Business and TalkTalk Business have today launched a range of new broadband packages targeted at small and medium sized businesses, although both ISPs seems to be producing options that somewhat mirror their domestic services; albeit with only a few differences.

world internet connectivity

22nd September, 2014 (0 Comments)

Back in 2010 the United Nations (UN) set four key global digital development targets for Internet access and broadband connectivity, but how much progress has been made? Today the UN’s Broadband Commission has published their latest annual report, which reveals that a lot of progress has been made but some targets will slip the net.

leicestershire bduk broadband rollout map q1 2014

22nd September, 2014 (3 Comments)

The Superfast Leicestershire project in central England, which aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 96% of local homes and businesses by the end of March 2016 (i.e. an extra 62,000 premises), has uploaded a more detailed and interactive coverage map of the planned deployment.

business broadband connection voucher uk

22nd September, 2014 (1 Comment)

As expected the Government has today moved to boost the low uptake of their Connection Vouchers scheme, which offers grants worth between £200 and £3,000 to help small and medium sized businesses install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service in any of 22 cities across the United Kingdom, by making further changes.

talktalk uk isp

22nd September, 2014 (2 Comments)

Consumer broadband ISP TalkTalk set yet another record last week when the release of Apple’s latest iOS8 software update for iPhones and iPads helped to push the Internet data traffic on their network in the United Kingdom to a new peak of 1.25Tbps (Terabits per second), which equates to 1,250Gbps (Gigabits | note: 1000Mbps = 1Gbps).

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