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virgin media fibre trench and cable

8th March, 2018 (25 Comments)

A number of residents in the large Cambridgeshire village of Papworth Everard, which has a population of roughly 3000, claim to have been taken by surprise after Virgin Media’s four year old trial of a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network suddenly came to a halt.

fibre optic cables on pcb circuit board

24th November, 2017 (0 Comments)

A new provider called Cambridge Fibre Networks, which doesn’t yet appear to have a website, has applied to Ofcom for Code Powers in order to help it construct a new multi-Gigabit speed “full fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband network for homes and businesses around the East and West of Cambridge.

cityfibre street works fibre optic urban

17th November, 2017 (0 Comments)

A further 150 businesses in the South Fengate part of Peterborough (Cambridgeshire, UK) can now access a 1Gbps capable connection, which comes after Cityfibre completed the 4km extension of their existing c.120km fibre optic Ethernet and broadband network in the cathedral city.

openreach bt engineers struggle with fttc broadband cabinet

7th November, 2017 (59 Comments)

The Cambridgeshire County Council has announced the completion of their Phase 2 Broadband Delivery UK contract with Openreach (BT), which has successfully expanded the coverage of FTTC/P based fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 95% of local premises by the end of 2017.

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25th September, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Connecting Cambridgeshire project, which is currently helping to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 99% of homes and businesses in the county by the end of 2020, has setup a new online survey in the hope that local businesses can help them to spot any remaining gaps in coverage.


4th July, 2017 (6 Comments)

Alternative network provider County Broadband has contracted the John Henry Group to deploy a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the rural Cambridgeshire village of Broughton, which has for many years been forced to suffer sub-2Mbps ADSL speeds.

bt openreach fibre optic cable and engineer

1st March, 2017 (8 Comments)

The Cambridgeshire County Council has today revealed that the next phase of their Connecting Cambridgeshire scheme in England will aim to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 99% of homes and businesses in the county by the end of 2020.


9th February, 2017 (18 Comments)

BT’s Westwood Exchange (EMWSTWO), which is located in central Peterborough (Cambridgeshire) and serves 10,000 premises in the city, is suffering on-going disruption after a number of trespassers gained access to the property last Friday evening (3rd Feb 2017) and remain on the site.

virgin media fibre optic install with mike fries and john malone

11th October, 2016 (1 Comment)

Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has confirmed that an additional 360,000 homes and businesses in Scotland are set to benefit from their on-going £3bn Project Lightning network expansion by 2019. Elsewhere 19,000 have separately been confirmed for the roll-out in Cambridgeshire (England).

gfast broadband node

11th May, 2016 (6 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT has revealed the technical capabilities for their forthcoming pilot of “ultrafast” 300-500Mbps G.fast technology (consumer ISP products should start at 160Mbps), which will be rolled out to cover 25,000 premises in Cambridgeshire and Kent this summer.

bt openreach blowing fibre

9th March, 2016 (5 Comments)

The Connecting Cambridgeshire scheme in England, which is currently working with BT (Openreach) in order to make FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services available to 95% of the county by 2017, has said that another 7,500+ premises could benefit from a future contract extension.

bt openreach engineer cable duct manhole uk

22nd January, 2016 (2 Comments)

The £29.75m Connecting Cambridgeshire project in England, which aimed to make BT’s superfast broadband (24Mbps+) network available to 90% of premises in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by the end of 2015 (98% for the raw “fibre broadband” footprint), has today officially completed its target.

testing fibre

12th August, 2015 (0 Comments)

The Connecting Cambridgeshire project in England has today become the latest Broadband Delivery UK scheme to confirm that BT will return £5.3 million through clawback to be reinvested in improved coverage of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connectivity.

openreach fibre broadband is coming

13th April, 2015 (0 Comments)

The Connecting Cambridgeshire project, which is currently working with BT to make superfast broadband speeds available to 90% of premises in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (England) by the end of 2015, has signed an extended Broadband Delivery UK contract that should push the coverage up to around 95% by the end of 2017.

wifi hotspot zone

16th March, 2015 (0 Comments)

The Cambridgeshire County Council in England has today announced the launch of a free public WiFi (wireless Internet) network around Cambridge and some of its surrounding areas, which will cover more than 100 public buildings and open spaces.

gigaclear fibre optic cables ultrafastunderriver.com

23rd January, 2015 (62 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has begun construction of a new 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) based broadband network for approximately 1,500 premises in the rural Peterborough (England) villages of Ashton, Bainton, Barnack, Helpston, Pilsgate, Southorpe, Tallington and Ufford.

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