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fibre optic cable wave

22nd August, 2016 (15 Comments)

Cityfibre has announced that the roll-out of their new multi-million-pound and 40km long Gigabit fibre optic (FTTP) broadband and Ethernet network in the city of Glasgow (Scotland) will begin within the next 3-4 months, which seems to represent a delay from the original “early in 2016” plan.

cityfibre fibre_optic_construction

8th August, 2016 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has issued an update on the £5.6m deal with Edinburgh City Council in Scotland, which is extending their existing Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network in the city to around 150km. The work is now expected to complete by the end of next month.


3rd August, 2016 (0 Comments)

Once again Cityfibre has chosen Bradford-based Exa Networks to be its ISP partner for the launch of their new ultrafast multi-Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband / Ethernet network in the city and metropolitan borough of Sheffield (South Yorkshire, England).

cityfibre uk

25th July, 2016 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today issued a brief trading update for the first six months of 2016 to 30th June, which reveals that they signed 3,702 new customer connections in the period and that’s over three times the total amount sold in all of 2015 (1,110).

talktalk uk fibre broadband

20th July, 2016 (3 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has today issued a Q2 2016 (calendar) trading update, which confirms that they lost another 9,000 broadband subscribers in the quarter (est. total 3,987,000) and their joint 940Mbps FTTH network roll-out with Sky and Cityfibre in the City of York (England) has covered 11,000 premises.

openreach bt cable duct manhole

6th July, 2016 (10 Comments)

The outcome of Ofcom’s recent Business Connectivity Review (here and here), which gave Openreach’s (BT) competitors “physical access” to its fibre optic cables (i.e. allowing them to “take direct control of the connection“), clearly hasn’t gone down well at urban fibre optic broadband builder Cityfibre.

cityfibre fibre_optic_construction

5th July, 2016 (1 Comment)

Cityfibre has today confirmed that the large Buckinghamshire (England) town of Milton Keynes will become the latest to join their flock, with a new 160km long Gigabit capable fibre optic broadband network being made available to local businesses, schools and colleges.


4th July, 2016 (1 Comment)

CityFibre has announced that their 90km long fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network in the city of Peterborough (East England), which was completed over one year ago and originally only intended to connect 107 public sector sites, has now received an order to connect another 220.

fibre optic cables green and blues uk

1st July, 2016 (0 Comments)

Urban fibre optic (FTTP/H) network builder Cityfibre has today announced a strategic partnership with rural ISP Gigaclear. The deal is designed to “dramatically accelerate” the roll-out of next generation “ultrafast” Internet access to hundreds of thousands of rural homes and businesses across the UK.


28th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

The city of Stirling in central Scotland, which is partly wrapped around an old fortress and medieval town, looks set to build a new fibre optic broadband network in the area after the local council approved a new Gigabit City plan.

cityfibre fibre optic cable

23rd June, 2016 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre, which specialises in building ultrafast urban fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks, has signed a new national Master Services Agreement (MSA) with international network provider Level 3 that will allow the latter to procure fibre and expand their service to enterprise customers across the UK.

fibre optic cables from above

17th June, 2016 (12 Comments)

Broadband providers Virgin Media and Cityfibre have complained that a change to the Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) business rates (charges) for their network assets (e.g. any fibre optic cables that they put into the ground) is hitting them with a massive Fibre Tax hike.

talktalk uk isp

12th May, 2016 (6 Comments)

After a rocky start TalkTalk appears to be on the path to recovering from last year’s cyber-attack, but not before reporting that they ended Q1 2016 (calendar) with a total of 3,996,000 on-net broadband subscribers (down from 4.1 million six months ago). Elsewhere mobile customers might be in for a difficult transition.

fibre topic cable fiberevolution.com

11th May, 2016 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure developer Cityfibre has today moved forward with its plan to expand their pure fibre optic based Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) / Ethernet network into the large towns of Milton Keynes and Northampton by signing up with two ISP partners in a deal worth £7 million.

aberdeen city broadband

4th May, 2016 (10 Comments)

Earlier this year the city of Aberdeen in Scotland signed a major £250m City Deal with the Government (here) and we’re now starting to get the first details on what this could mean for digital connectivity, with free city centre wifi and fibre optic upgrades being high on the agenda.

fibre optic cable duct

2nd May, 2016 (7 Comments)

Industry sources have reportedly revealed that Cityfibre are working with BT (Openreach) to test a major deployment of Ofcom’s newly proposed Duct and Pole Access (DPA) solution, which could help ISPs to build alternative networks by giving them better access to BT’s cable ducts and poles.

fibre optic fiber optic cables

25th April, 2016 (0 Comments)

As expected Cityfibre has today confirmed that the two cities of Leeds and Bradford in Yorkshire (England) have become the latest to benefit from their ultrafast Gigabit capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband and Ethernet data network, which can connect local public sector and business sites.

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