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CityFibre Trenching Engineers 2022

6th February, 2024 (55 Comments)

CityFibre has today secured another five of the UK government’s Project Gigabit broadband rollout contracts, totalling over £394m. The deals will spread their full fibre (FTTP) ISP network to over 202,000 hard to reach premises across parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Sussex, Kent, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire & Milton Keynes.

CityFibre Engineer on Planning Tablet

11th January, 2024 (14 Comments)

Network operator CityFibre has announced that they’ve completed their project to deploy a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network across the Berkshire (England) town of Slough. The new network is now ‘Ready for Service’ across almost 42,000 homes, or about 80% of local premises.

toob broadband router and box

29th November, 2023 (4 Comments)

Hampshire-based network builder and gigabit broadband ISP toob, which is currently rolling out its own full fibre (FTTP) network across the South of England (e.g. Southampton, Camberley, Aldershot, Farnborough, Fareham and Gosport), has today separately expanded their coverage into parts of Berkshire via CityFibre’s network.

23rd February, 2023 (0 Comments)

Network operator CityFibre has announced that they’ve signed a key wayleave agreement (land / property access) with Silva homes, which will see them add another 5,000 homes to their full fibre (FTTP) network coverage in the Berkshire (England) town of Bracknell (they’re already investing £20m on a larger deployment there).

CityFibre Digger and Driver Picture 2021

8th December, 2022 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has today confirmed that they are investing £15 million to deploy their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network to cover “almost every home and business” across the market town of Wokingham in Berkshire (England).

5g mobile wireless mast tower uk

7th September, 2022 (16 Comments)

The UK Government’s recent changes to Permitted Development (PD) rights for mobile infrastructure (here), which aimed to help extend 5G and 4G (mobile broadband) coverage in rural areas of England (e.g. allowing taller masts of up to 30 metres), appear to have been rejected in West Berkshire where the council has added new obstacles.

1st September, 2022 (12 Comments)

Broadband ISP and digital infrastructure builder Grain (Grain Connect) has today added three new locations to their ongoing UK rollout of a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which will see them building across Watford (Hertfordshire), Reading (Berkshire) and Northampton (East Midlands).

Swish Fibre Engineer Outside Van

25th August, 2022 (1 Comment)

Fibre builder and UK ISP Swish Fibre, which until now has been busy deploying their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 250,000 premises across the Home Counties of England, has begun to extend their plans into Yorkshire by establishing a new subsidiary – Swish Fibre Yorkshire.

2nd July, 2022 (10 Comments)

Swish Fibre, which is building a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 250,000 premises across the Home Counties of England, appears to have quietly added a few additional locations to their build plans – mostly catching some of those that were near to existing deployments.

1st March, 2022 (12 Comments)

The Berkshire (England) towns of Sandhurst and Crowthorne have just become the latest to start going live on Zzoomm’s new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network, which should eventually reach over 10,500 premises in the two locations. The UK ISP has also frozen their prices.

Swish Fibre ONT and Engineer

24th February, 2022 (4 Comments)

UK ISP Swish Fibre, which is deploying a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 250,000 premises across the Home Counties of England, has today given a brief progress update on their build and appointed Nigel Sudell to their Senior Leadership Team, as Chief Integration Officer (CIO).


5th February, 2022 (11 Comments)

The Broadband Delivery UK team have just published a new batch of Public Reviews (PR) and Open Market Reviews (OMR) for additional parts of England – mostly covered by Phase 2 of the Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout. Both aim to identify which areas need state aid support for future builds.

13th January, 2022 (9 Comments)

Broadband ISP Trooli, which aims to reach 1 million premises with their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network by the end of 2024 (mostly across Kent, East Sussex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Suffolk), appears to have recently added a number of new locations to the “coming soon” section of their rollout plan.

6th December, 2021 (0 Comments)

Homes in the Berkshire (England) town of Slough, specifically those covered by CityFibre’s local £24m rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTH) broadband network in the area, now have an additional choice of UK ISP after Purefibre joined their wholesale platform.

22nd October, 2021 (15 Comments)

The Reading Borough Councillor for Transport, Tony Page, has warned CityFibre that the local traffic disruption being caused by their rollout of a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in the town is so bad that, if it doesn’t improve, they may “seek to remove” the company’s contractor Instalcom.

19th October, 2021 (3 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media Business (VMO2) has secured a major new state aid supported contract from the West Berkshire Council (WBC) in England, which will see them deploy a new “full fibre” broadband and Ethernet network to connect more than 80 public sites (schools, GPs and public libraries etc.) by March 2022.

electricity low voltage poles uk

6th September, 2021 (15 Comments)

Broadband ISP Trooli, which is building a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across parts of South and South East England, has signed one of the first long-term Joint User Pole (JUP) agreements with UK Power Networks. The move will enable them to run their fibre optic cables across certain low voltage electricity poles.

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