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30th May, 2024 (4 Comments)

Network operator Freedom Fibre, which has so far built their gigabit-capable broadband (FTTP) ISP network to cover 300,000 UK premises (27th Mar 2024) – mostly in the North West of England, has confirmed to local residents in the Cheshire village of Hollins Green and Rixton that they’ve acquired the local full fibre network from CityFibre.

23rd May, 2024 (3 Comments)

The UK government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout scheme has today awarded the £43 million (state aid) regional contract for Cheshire (Lot 17) in England to alternative network provider Freedom Fibre. The deal aims to extend their gigabit capable full fibre (FTTP) network to 15,000 additional premises in hard to reach rural areas.

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23rd February, 2024 (38 Comments)

Network operator nexfibre, which shares the same parentage as Virgin Media (VMO2), has this morning published a new quarterly (Q1 2024) progress update on their work to deploy a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) broadband ISP network across up to 7 million UK premises.

FACTCO Electrical and Broadband Engineers Working

30th November, 2023 (0 Comments)

Network builder and UK ISP FACTCO has today announced that their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network has gone live for 800 premises across the riverside Cheshire (England) village and civil parish of Hale, which sits just a bit South East of Liverpool.


28th November, 2023 (2 Comments)

UK ISP and network builder Zzoomm has today announced their new 2Gbps speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network has just gone live in the Cheshire town of Middlewich. The build is said to have cost the operator £2.5m and covers 6,500 local homes and businesses.


7th November, 2023 (40 Comments)

Network operator nexfibre, which holds a wholesale partnership with Virgin Media (VMO2) to deploy a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across up to 7 million UK premises, has today published its first “nationwide rollout plan” for 2024 – listing the first large batch of planned locations.

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26th October, 2023 (0 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP Airband, which aspires to reach 600,000 UK premises via a mix of Wireless and Full Fibre (FTTP) networks by the end of 2025, has recently launched a new Black Friday promotion that offers new customers their first four months of service for free – saving up to £220.

Brsk Engineer Over Street Cabinet

23rd October, 2023 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP and network builder Brsk, which is rolling out a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the Midlands (rollout plan), has announced that their network is expanding into Cheshire and one of the first locations to start going live is the market town and civil parish of Wilmslow – home to 26,000 people.


13th August, 2023 (12 Comments)

A few months ago we reported (here) on how residents in two Cheshire villages had been mistakenly been told by UK ISP TalkTalk that their full fibre (FTTP) broadband service – under the old UltraFibreOptic (UFO) platform – was about to be disconnected. But unfortunately, the provider seems not to have learnt its lesson.

grain connect fibre optic build

4th August, 2023 (7 Comments)

Alternative network operator and UK ISP Grain has revealed that they intend to deploy their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across “more than” 10,000 homes in the Cheshire (England) town of Warrington, which reflects about one tenth of the town’s c.98,000 residential properties.

virgin media o2 engineer at work over trench 2021

27th July, 2023 (35 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) has confirmed that their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) broadband network, via wholesale network partner nexfibre, is being expanded to cover the town of Crewe in Cheshire (England).

VXFiber LilaConnect Engineers in Street

22nd June, 2023 (21 Comments)

More bad news for alternative networks today. Swedish provider VXFIBER, which alongside subsidiary and ISP LilaConnect had recently been busy rolling out several new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP networks in the UK, has confirmed to ISPreview that they’ve paused the rollout.


20th May, 2023 (6 Comments)

Low-cost UK broadband ISP TalkTalk has apologised after customers in two rural villages outside Warrington, which are being served by their older UltraFibreOptic (UFO) based gigabit FTTP network on CityFibre’s platform, were mistakenly told that their service was due to be disconnected.


4th May, 2023 (0 Comments)

Fife-based broadband ISP Gigaloch, which in 2020 began building their own Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across a few remote rural communities in Cheshire (England) and Perthshire (Scotland), has secured their first institutional financing round and are now aiming to cover up to 200,000 premises (mostly in Scotland).


25th April, 2023 (1 Comment)

Network operator Freedom Fibre, which aims to cover over 2 million premises in England and Wales with their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network – supported by UK ISP TalkTalk, has today added three new neighbouring towns along the Wirral Peninsula in Cheshire and Merseyside to their rollout plan.

13th March, 2023 (1 Comment)

Consultancy firm FarrPoint has today posted the results of a recent survey they conducted alongside the Connecting Cheshire (Digital Cheshire) partnership to measure 4G mobile (mobile broadband) coverage across the region’s “main transport routes” (i.e. motorways, A and B roads), which reveals a mixed picture of network reach.


27th February, 2023 (3 Comments)

Network builder Freedom Fibre, which aims to cover over 2 million UK premises with their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network and is being supported by ISP TalkTalk, has awarded thousands of pounds worth of grants to 13 local community schemes in some of the areas where their new infrastructure is being built.

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