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ISP News Archives for January 2017

Openreach bt g.fast UK broadband availability checker

31st Jan 2017 (23 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that their Fibre Availability Checker will tomorrow be updated to enable the inclusion of a G.fast order journey, but you shouldn’t expect to get a lot of detail. Plus the coverage of their “ultra fast” service is very limited.

gigaclear fastershire deployment rural road

31st Jan 2017 (4 Comments)

The Superfast Northamptonshire project in England has today signed two new contracts – worth £10.23m – with rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, which will enable the provider to roll-out their ultrafast (1Gbps+) Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to 6,330 premises.


31st Jan 2017 (13 Comments)

The £15m Get Digital Faster project, which is already working to extend the coverage of Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to 47,000+ premises in the Greater Manchester (England) area, has announced that a further 2,900 will also benefit thanks to clawback of £1.4m.

cityfibre logo in office building space

31st Jan 2017 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network developer Cityfibre has today published a preliminary trading update for the year to 31st December 2016, which among other things confirms that they have pure fibre networks in 42 UK “cities” and this reflects 3,383km of network assets in use (up from 743km at the end of 2015).

buffering internet - please wait

31st Jan 2017 (4 Comments)

A new uSwitch.com survey of 2,002 “nationally representative” UK adults via Opinium has revealed that a third of consumers who suffered downtime while trying to switch broadband ISP are less likely to ever attempt such a move again, while ISPs tended to blame outages on engineer delays and admin errors.

three uk mobile broadband

30th Jan 2017 (15 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today announced that embedded WiFi Calling is finally available for Android and iOS users, which means you can make voice calls or send texts over WiFi from your device and without needing a third-party app. Useful if you don’t have a Mobile signal.


30th Jan 2017 (19 Comments)

Property developer CALA and Openreach (BT) have finally agreed, following our article last year (here), to roll-out a “fibre broadband” (FTTC) service to “around” 330 new build homes in Surrey (Brookwood Farm) and 260 in Reading (Orangery and Parklands).

bellway homes at qeii development

30th Jan 2017 (4 Comments)

Urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has taken a break from deploying “hyperfast” broadband to big apartment or office blocks in the major UK cities. Instead they’ve begun rolling out their Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) network to a housing estate in Hertfordshire’s Welwyn Garden City.

talktalk uk fibre broadband

30th Jan 2017 (8 Comments)

Internet provider TalkTalk has today reduced the price of their ‘up to’ 38Mbps and ‘up to’ 76Mbps FTTC based “Fibre Broadband” packages for new subscribers on an 18 month contract and they’ve also removed the £50 one-off setup fee. The offers are expected to be available until 16th March 2017.

fibre optic cable rural broadband b4rn.org.uk

30th Jan 2017 (1 Comment)

The Welsh Government has revealed that the uptake of their two broadband voucher schemes, which are designed to help businesses and rural homes gain access to a faster connection, has been fairly small and as a result some tweaks may be required in order to boost uptake.


30th Jan 2017 (0 Comments)

The £700k publicly funded Aylesbury Vale Broadband project in rural Buckinghamshire (England) has now extended the ducting network for their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) service to the village of Hoggeston, with neighbouring Littlecote also being within sight.

wales in the united kingdom map

28th Jan 2017 (13 Comments)

Problems with gaining access to private land are reportedly delaying the Welsh Government’s joint Superfast Cymru project with Openreach (BT) to roll-out faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to around 40,000 extra homes and businesses in Wales.

wildcard networks ltd street cabinet uk

28th Jan 2017 (0 Comments)

Newcastle-upon-Tyne based business ISP Wildcard Networks (Wildcard UK Limited) has hinted at tentative plans to expand their mix of wireless and fibre optic based superfast broadband networks to reach more businesses and homes in the North East of England.


27th Jan 2017 (7 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association has today pledged to work with “fibre broadband” infrastructure providers in order to agree a new wayleave deal for better access across private land, but only if the Government “proves its commitment” to improving rural broadband connectivity.


27th Jan 2017 (0 Comments)

The Senior Product Manager for TV at TalkTalk, Davide Turi, has revealed that broadband ISP TalkTalk is working on a “completely new” TV product that appears to be aimed at mobile devices (Smartphones, Tablets etc.). Turi recently joined the ISP after working at Sky on their Sky Q TV platform.

virgin media superhub3 telephone ports voip

27th Jan 2017 (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’ve just begun a limited deployment of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology to replace their old phone (line rental) service, but it’s currently only being sold in areas where the operator has deployed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology.

BT HQ UK Building Logo

27th Jan 2017 (53 Comments)

BT has today published their latest quarterly results (Q4 2016 calendar), which saw their retail broadband base grow by +83k to total 9,276,000 subscribers (up from +76k added in Q3) and Openreach report that 7,177,000 now take an FTTC/P based “fibre broadband” service via their UK network.

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