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7th November, 2019 (5 Comments)

UK ISP County Broadband, which is being fuelled by £46m from Aviva to help it deploy a new “gigabit-capable” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England region, has seen its local workforce soar from 16 to 60 since the start of 2019 and they expect to hit 79 before the year is out.

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6th September, 2019 (23 Comments)

Police are investigating after around 2,200 premises in Cambourne were left without broadband ISP and phone access to Openreach’s (BT) national network following a major theft of the operator’s core copper cables, which is the latest in a spate of seemingly related “Metal Theft” incidents in Cambridgeshire.

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30th August, 2019 (16 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) broadband ISP and phone network in Cambridgeshire (England) has been struck by a series of “major cable thefts” over the past two weeks, which is understood to have disrupted communication services for around 4,000 premises. A reward of £1,000 is being offered to help catch the criminals.

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17th July, 2019 (2 Comments)

Cityfibre’s £30m project to rollout a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network to homes and businesses across the Cambridgeshire city of Peterborough has been given a boost with the appointment of a second civil engineering contractor, locally based firm Telcabo.


11th July, 2019 (0 Comments)

The University of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire County Council have joined forces to launch a new company called Light Blue Fibre, which will essentially open up access to over 100km of ducting and wholesale Dark Fibre for use by UK broadband ISPs that want to deploy Gigabit capable “full fibre” networks in Cambridge.

cityfibre construction fences

4th July, 2019 (20 Comments)

Once again contractors working for Cityfibre, which is investing £30m to deploy a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network in the city of Peterborough, have attracted local complaints. A lack of prior notification, blocked driveways / roads, rubble left on lawns and issues of work quality seem to top the gripes.

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26th June, 2019 (2 Comments)

In a surprising development Cityfibre’s Smart City trial with Cross Keys Homes (CKH) has been accused by Big Brother Watch of turning Peterborough’s social housing estates into “surveillance zones,” which apparently stems from a deployment of sensors that connect to their full fibre broadband network.

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20th May, 2019 (1 Comment)

Some 5,300 additional homes and business in Cambridgeshire look set to benefit from Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ultrafast broadband ISP technology. The news follows a new deal between the council and Openreach (BT), which will help to achieve their ambition for 99% “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage by the end of 2020.

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1st May, 2019 (1 Comment)

Some 60,000 homes and businesses across the city of Cambridge (Cambridgeshire, England) look set to benefit after Cityfibre announced the start of their £20m 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband roll-out, which is being supported by UK ISP partner Vodafone and is due to complete by the end of 2021.

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7th March, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Cambridgeshire County Council in England has today set an “ambitious new target,” which will see them aim to achieve “over” 30% coverage of Gigabit speed “full fibre” (FTTP etc.) broadband connectivity across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by 2022, among other things.


6th March, 2019 (16 Comments)

Cityfibre’s £30m deployment of a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network in Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) has suffered complaints after the City Councillor for Park ward, John Peach, highlighted some “absolutely atrocious” reinstatement work.

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6th February, 2019 (2 Comments)

The £30m project by Cityfibre and UK ISP Vodafone, which last year started deploying a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network across the Cambridgeshire city of Peterborough, this week achieved an important milestone by connecting its first homes.

virgin media 8gbps fttp broadband test

6th February, 2019 (65 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has this morning announced the trial of a new 8Gbps+ (8000Mbps+) home broadband service via their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based network, which is a small scale test that will run for six months and take place with 50 homes in the large Cambridgeshire village of Papworth.

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23rd January, 2019 (2 Comments)

Cityfibre and ISP partner Vodafone have recruited a former police communications director, Charles Kitchin, to oversee the £20m roll-out of their new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) ultrafast broadband network for homes and businesses in the UK city of Cambridge.

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9th October, 2018 (11 Comments)

Cambridge, Leeds and Southend-on-Sea have today been named as the next 3 UK cities and towns to be covered via Cityfibre and Vodafone’s joint deployment of a new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network by the end of 2021. The rollout is being supported by an investment of £171m.


6th August, 2018 (14 Comments)

At the end of last year we revealed that a new UK ISP called Cambridge Fibre was preparing to deploy a multi-Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network for homes and businesses in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (here). The provider now appears to have begun their rollout and launched packages.

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6th August, 2018 (1 Comment)

The Connecting Cambridgeshire project, which is working alongside Openreach (BT) to help extend fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage from around 96% today to 99% of premises in the UK county by the end of 2020 (here), has secured a £4.15m funding boost to help connect rural businesses.

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