Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

Broadway Partners Target 500K UK Premises for FTTP Broadband

Thursday, May 21st, 2020 (11:29 am) - Score 2,606
broadway_partners_ftth_rural_lane

Rural operator Broadway Partners (ISP Broadway Broadband) has today announced that they will aim to roll-out their “gigabit-capable … fibre” network to cover 500,000 UK homes and businesses by the end of 2022, starting with 5,000 in Wales (Monmouthshire) and Scotland (Perth & Kinross, Stirlingshire and Ayrshire).

At present the operator has already done a limited deployment of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology in the tiny rural Monmouthshire (Wales) village of Llanddewi Rhydderch (here) and they’ve previously revealed a plan to extend that network to another 50 villages in the county (here), although today’s announcement drops this figure to 40.

However the company now intends to go much further and have today “significantly raised” their medium-term target, from 10,000 to 500,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2022. As above their initial focus seems to be on parts of the United Kingdom where they’ve previously deployed some existing fixed wireless (TVWS) solutions, such as Wales and Scotland.

Sadly the announcement doesn’t tell us much about where all of the funding for this is expected to come from, although at least part of it is due to be supported by the UK Government’s new £200m Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) scheme (i.e. vouchers for rural homes and businesses). But Broadway isn’t the only one using that and so it will only take them so far.

Michael Armitage, CEO of Broadway, said:

“Bringing a range of technology options, including wireless and fibre, to the challenge of rural connectivity, ensures we can deliver fast, affordable broadband in the most challenging on locations. With a pipeline of hundreds of villages and communities ready for ‘the fibre treatment’, we are pleased to be doing our bit to get the country connected.”

Broadway, which is already ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 certified, added that they’ve been quick to implement new policies and procedures following the Covid-19 outbreak, to ensure strict compliance with Government guidelines on safe working practices.

As a result, the company has not slowed its rate of network expansion, and the demand for its services has never been stronger, with the network comfortably absorbing the 50% month-on-month traffic increases prompted by the surge in home-working and video calling and streaming,” said the provider.

The ISP’s related entry-level 100Mbps fibre service (12-month contract) costs from £19.99 (incl. VAT) per month, which is pretty cheap for a rural service of that speed. Apparently all of their planned deployments will also be complemented by a “broad portfolio of Fixed Wireless and 4G technologies, ensuring no-one is left behind in the new digital world.”

Leave a Comment
7 Responses
  1. Avatar Karl M says:

    Does the press release give any clues as to which villages have been dropped from the rollout plans?

  2. Avatar Mr FTTP says:

    Another Fibre to the press statement.
    500,000 properties. You have to laugh.
    A few villages in Wales and Scotland doesn’t make you a telecoms giant.
    Will be interesting to see how they manage and support installations over such a wide area.

    And they have the money to do this?

  3. Avatar Philip Cheeseman says:

    Im pleased for those who can benefit but could some providers please target small towns? Big operators target cities (often with build over of virgin and/or other fttp operators), small operators target rural but only openreach seem to target small towns and then it seems to be a completely scatter gun approach.

    1. Mark Jackson Mark Jackson says:

      A number of smaller providers, like Zzoomm and Gigaclear, have targeted small towns. The problem is that small providers make small progress, on a relative national scale, so you don’t really notice as much but they’re doing some. Welcome to the reality of FTTP being a slow burn for deployment, which is inherent to the technology.

  4. Avatar Simon says:

    According to one of their Facebook posts, they’ve only reached sign-up threshold in 4 villages in Monmouthshire and are now going into feasibility stage, but they’re being tight lipped about which ones they are.

  5. Avatar Notachanceinhell says:

    Jesus Mark, how can you fall for their utter Bullshit!

  6. Avatar John Newell says:

    If these plans exist, how come OFCOM do not list them as an alternative USO provider within 1 year?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Vodafone £22.00
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Hyperoptic £22.00
    Avg. Speed 50Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Onestream £22.49 (*29.99)
    Avg. Speed 45Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • xln telecom £22.74 (*47.94)
    Avg. Speed 66Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Plusnet £22.99 (*36.52)
    Avg. Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £55 Reward Card
Prices inc. Line Rental | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (2812)
  2. BT (2791)
  3. FTTC (1790)
  4. Building Digital UK (1759)
  5. Politics (1687)
  6. Openreach (1641)
  7. Business (1454)
  8. FTTH (1341)
  9. Statistics (1250)
  10. Mobile Broadband (1248)
  11. 4G (1076)
  12. Fibre Optic (1071)
  13. Wireless Internet (1035)
  14. Ofcom Regulation (1028)
  15. Virgin Media (1017)
  16. EE (708)
  17. Vodafone (680)
  18. Sky Broadband (674)
  19. TalkTalk (672)
  20. 5G (533)
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact