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28th August, 2020 (4 Comments)

The CEO of Rural ISP County Broadband, Lloyd Felton, has called on the UK Government to put more “resources and training opportunities into the engineering industry” in order to help tackle the shortage of skilled “full fibre” engineers, which are needed in order to keep the roll-out of gigabit-capable broadband moving.

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30th July, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new Opinium survey has found that the loss of electricity for longer than 24 hours would be the biggest “inconvenience” for those surveyed in the East of England (76%), which is followed by the broadband link going down (9%), fridge not working (8%), loss of central heating (5%) and the car failing to start (3%).

1st June, 2020 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has announced that civil engineering firm Lite Access Technologies has been signed to help complete their £20m roll-out of a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network to 60,000 premises in the UK city of Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), which is due to complete by the end of 2021.

26th February, 2020 (6 Comments)

Rural UK ISP County Broadband, which fuelled by £46m from Aviva is working to roll-out a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England, has named the 14 villages that have signed-up to be the first in line to receive a service over their new network.

18th February, 2020 (1 Comment)

Rural UK ISP County Broadband, which is being fuelled by £46m from Aviva to deploy a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England, has announced their first expansion into South Cambridgeshire, where they initially plan to build across 9 hard to reach villages.

15th January, 2020 (28 Comments)

UK ISP Vodafone has today finally confirmed our report from last month (here), which revealed that their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network with Cityfibre had gone live in the city of Cambridge. The deployment is costing £20m and will ultimately cover around 60,000 local premises.

17th December, 2019 (3 Comments)

A new UK ISP called Connect Fibre (Fibre Assets Ltd.) has today announced its presence to the industry and that comes alongside their goal of becoming Cambridgeshire’s “first open access full fibre broadband” operator, although strictly speaking Openreach (BT) and Cityfibre may have already taken that crown.

16th December, 2019 (14 Comments)

Full fibre network builder Cityfibre, which is currently in the process of investing £20m to build a new Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network that will reach around 60,000 premises in Cambridge via UK ISP partner Vodafone (here), appears to have put their network live with the first customers getting a connection.

4th December, 2019 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic broadband ISP Grain Connect has announced a new agreement with property developer This Land™, which will see them roll-out their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the developer’s future new build homes schemes in Cambridgeshire (England).

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.

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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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