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GoFibre Van

27th November, 2023 (0 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP GoFibre (BorderLink), which is building a 10Gbps capable full fibre (FTTP) network across the North of England and Scottish Borders area, has announced that they’ve completed the first phase of their £6.6m state-aid supported Project Gigabit contract in rural Teesdale – putting services live across 885 covered homes.

Project-Gigabit-Funded-by-UK-Government

25th November, 2023 (10 Comments)

The UK Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout scheme has today announced two new contracts, which sees ISP Gigaclear awarded £26.5m to cover around 10,000 rural premises in North and South Oxfordshire. At the same time, Connect Fibre has scooped a £16.5m deal to cover 6,000 premises in North East Staffordshire.

National-Underground-Asset-Register

24th November, 2023 (9 Comments)

The Government’s National Underground Asset Register (NUAR), which represents a new digital UK map of underground pipes and cables (broadband, power, water etc.) – intended to help reduce accidental damage, has released a progress update that suggests the map could be expanded and possibly even made accessible to the public.

Big Ben, Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament - 123rf

22nd November, 2023 (12 Comments)

The Chancellor of the UK government, Jeremy Hunt, has today given his 2023 Autumn Statement, which among other things has announced that the new “Full Expensing” policy will be made permanent. The change will help some full fibre broadband and mobile operators to bring down the cost of their network roll-outs. Planning tweaks are also coming.

13th November, 2023 (8 Comments)

Gigabit broadband ISP and network builder Wessex Internet has secured £35 million of addition funding, including a Senior Debt Facility from Triodos Bank UK, which will be used to help fuel their deployment of a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service across rural parts of Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Somerset in England.

9th November, 2023 (3 Comments)

Network builder and broadband ISP Brsk, which is deploying a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the Midlands (rollout plan), has today announced that their infrastructure has grown to cover 350,000 premises (up from 266k on 8th August 2023).

R100-Subsea-cable-work

6th November, 2023 (0 Comments)

The Scottish Government has published a small progress update on their £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project with Openreach (BT), which reveals that an additional 42,000 premises (up from 24,194 in late May 2023) have now been covered by their rollout of a new “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) capable ISP network.

23rd October, 2023 (0 Comments)

Technical UK consultancy firm FarrPoint has today published their first Digital Connectivity Readiness Index (DCRI), which is designed to enable policymakers and digital leaders to identify where a region performs well and where challenges remain when it comes to mobile (4G, 5G), gigabit broadband, skills and other areas.

2023 Openreach-engineers-inspecting-duct

17th October, 2023 (2 Comments)

The Essex County Council (ECC) has announced that Openreach (BT) has officially completed their state aid supported Phase 4b contract under the Superfast Essex (SFE) project, which helped to extend gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband lines to another 3,559 premises in hard to reach rural areas.

wessex_internet_fibre_optic_tractors

5th October, 2023 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP and network builder Wessex Internet has today announced that the first customers have gone live as part of their first £6m Project Gigabit contract with the UK government, which is deploying a new full fibre (FTTP) network to 7,100 uncommercial premises in rural parts of North Dorset (England).

European Union member states

28th September, 2023 (9 Comments)

The European Commission has published their annual ‘Broadband Coverage in Europe’ study, which reveals how the EU’s fixed broadband and 5G mobile networks compare across all of its 27 countries, plus Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We take a closer look to see how the UK is fairing.

CityFibre Enginers Over Trench

21st September, 2023 (15 Comments)

CityFibre has announced that they’ve awarded their “first round of contracts” to civil engineering firms under their state-aid supported Project Gigabit broadband rollout contracts in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Hampshire and Suffolk. The deployments will bring full fibre (FTTP) lines to a total of 715,000 extra rural properties.

Project-Gigabit-September-2023-UK-Progress-Map

21st September, 2023 (22 Comments)

The Building Digital UK agency has released their latest September 2023 progress update on the Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout scheme, which is now running live contracts and procurements worth over £2bn in state aid (up from £1.4bn in July) to help extend coverage to an extra 1.1 million hard to reach premises.

Vodafone 4G and 5G OpenRAN Rural Mast

14th September, 2023 (5 Comments)

The UK Government’s Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has today announced the names of 19 successful projects that have secured a slice of £88m in funding to help support the development of open network solutions, such as 4G and 5G based OpenRAN on mobile networks and other technologies.

Project-Gigabit-UK-Broadband-Investment

11th September, 2023 (21 Comments)

The Government’s Building Digital UK agency has published the outcome of last year’s reviews into several key urban areas under their £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout, which looked to identify which parts of Greater London, Merseyside and Greater Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham might be left unserved.

wales map point uk

7th September, 2023 (5 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has released a new update on the £52.5m Phase 2 Superfast Cymru contract with Openreach (BT), which confirms that the “build phase of the contract has now concluded” and a total of 37,497 extra premises (up from 36,869 in Q1) have gained access to their full fibre (FTTP) broadband ISP network.

uk map broadband mobile isp computer network

4th September, 2023 (6 Comments)

The Government has posted an updated State Aid evaluation of the previous ‘Superfast Broadband Programme’ (UK National Broadband Scheme), which specifically examines the final Phase 3 of the project to extend “superfast” (30Mbps+) coverage – run between 2016 and 2022. Suffice to say, it finds various economic and coverage benefits.

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