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18th February, 2021 (0 Comments)

Manchester-based UK ISP VISPA has today revealed a little bit of extra detail about their tentative plan to deploy their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which over the next 18-months will aim to cover 10,000 homes.

16th February, 2021 (4 Comments)

Business focused UK ISP Connectus has announced that more than 100 companies operating out of the large Winsford Industrial Estate in Cheshire (England) can now access gigabit-capable broadband speeds after the provider designed, funded and deployed a new network to the area.

4th February, 2021 (9 Comments)

In a surprise development we’ve spotted that UK ISP TalkTalk has partnered up with a new network operator called Freedom Fibre, which seems set to deploy a 500Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband network across the large village of Culcheth in Warrington (Cheshire, England).

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15th January, 2021 (6 Comments)

The Cheshire East Council in England has awarded a new publicly funded contract, worth about £4.5 million, to UK ISP Airband in order to help extend gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband to a further 4,100+ homes and businesses in some of the hardest to reach (e.g. rural) areas.

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12th November, 2020 (2 Comments)

Manchester-based UK ISP VISPA has revealed that they’re preparing to rollout their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which would also be supplemented by the expansion of their existing Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network to serve locations where it is not possible to use a full fibre service.

9th November, 2020 (17 Comments)

The founder and CEO of UK rural “full fibre” broadband ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), Barry Forde MBE, has this morning announced that he intends to retire by the end of this year. The provider’s Board is currently overseeing the ongoing process of appointing a successor.

31st October, 2020 (1 Comment)

A new Fife-based “full fibre” broadband ISP called Gigaloch (Optilec) has recently surfaced, which appears to have plans to deploy their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural parts of the United Kingdom, albeit seemingly focused more on England and Scotland.

27th October, 2020 (48 Comments)

The CEO of rural UK full fibre ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), Barry Forde, has become the first person to sign-up to the provider’s new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) plan. The first live speed test of this produced a download speed of 8341Mbps and uploads of 6644Mbps, with latency of just 1ms.

4th July, 2020 (52 Comments)

UK ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which is deploying a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network to rural premises in several counties across England, has furnished us with a progress update and revealed that they aim to reach 40,000 properties passed by 31st March 2022 and possibly c.70,000 by 2025/26.

29th April, 2020 (29 Comments)

B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which is currently working with volunteers to help fund and build a new gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network across rural parts of England, has confirmed that they’re now making a 10Gbps broadband package available to “everyone who wants it.” But you’ll need deep pockets.

19th December, 2019 (11 Comments)

The B4RN Cheshire project, which is a region specific off-shoot of rural focused full fibre UK ISP B4RN, has confirmed that their “first customers [have started] to go live just in time for Christmas.” As usual the network build has been both partly funded and supported by local volunteers.

30th August, 2019 (12 Comments)

Pure fibre optic broadband ISPs appear to be cropping up every month and today is no exception as we welcome F&W Networks into the club, which has an aspiration to deploy a new 100Mbps to 10Gbps symmetric speed capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to over 1 million UK homes and businesses by 2024.

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1st August, 2019 (18 Comments)

The £22m+ state aid fuelled Connecting Cheshire project has finally completed Phase 2 of their contract with Openreach (BT) to rollout a “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) network – FTTC (VDSL2) and a little FTTP – to cover 95% of local premises (100,000 additional premises), albeit 7 months later than planned.

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24th May, 2019 (10 Comments)

After a long wait we’re pleased to report that the B4RN Cheshire project, which as the name suggests is a region specific off-shoot of rural focused full fibre UK ISP B4RN, is finally about to start digging work for Route 1 (i.e. connecting Capenhurst to Shotwick).

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30th January, 2019 (2 Comments)

Lancashire-based rural ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) has announced that they intend to almost double their staff count by hiring a further 20 people. The additional hires will help to grow their community built and funded 1Gbps FTTH network to reach more homes in the English countryside.

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27th November, 2018 (3 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, which is deploying a community built and funded 1Gbps “full fibre” (FTTH) rural broadband network to homes in several counties, have taken the hopefully temporary decision not to process new EIS1 forms (Enterprise Investment Scheme) for investments made into the ISP.

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11th September, 2018 (14 Comments)

Plucky rural ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which has spent the past 6 years deploying a 1Gbps capable community built and funded “full fibre” (FTTH) broadband network to remote homes in several counties across England, looks set to hit their 5,000 connections target by around the end of this month.

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