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27th July, 2021 (4 Comments)

Belfast-based ISP Fibrus, which has spent the past couple of years deploying a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across Northern Ireland, has today announced that their build is being extended to include 300,000 premises in the North of England (i.e. Cumbria, Northumberland and North Yorkshire).

12th July, 2021 (16 Comments)

A new report suggests that UK ISP WeFibre (Telcom) may have dropped the rural Ceredigion (Wales) village of Llanon from their gigabit voucher supported Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband rollout plan, which occurred after Openreach (BT) announced that they’d cover the community. But the situation may not be so clear-cut.

21st June, 2021 (15 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, which is deploying a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural premises in several English counties, has revealed that they’ve now covered around 17,000 premises (8,600 connected customers) and are trialling a new £5 Connect Plus tariff.

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14th April, 2021 (1 Comment)

UK ISP BorderLink, which covers parts of Southern Scotland and Northern England with their ultrafast wireless broadband (100Mbps+) network, has secured a major £10.5m funding boost from the Gresham House Investment Fund (BSIF) to help them deploy 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) services.

23rd February, 2021 (15 Comments)

New UK ISP WeFibre, which is part of the wider Telcom Group (including sibling operator ClearFibre), has revealed to ISPreview.co.uk that they intend to deploy their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to serve 9 rural communities in Cumbria and West Wales.

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9th February, 2021 (5 Comments)

The Government’s Building Digital UK programme has begun a new consultation to help them identify what existing or planned commercial gigabit-capable broadband coverage exists in Cumbria (England), which will help to establish the areas where public investment may be needed to rollout the service.

23rd December, 2020 (62 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced the completion of their second and final contract phase under the state aid supported Connecting Cumbria (CC) project, which has now made “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP services available to nearly 95% of premises in the county (i.e. 127,000 extra homes and businesses).

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13th November, 2020 (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless and full fibre UK ISP LonsdaleNET (Lonsdale Network Services), which have recently been building a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network into remote rural parts of Cumbria’s Eden District, has just been acquired by Voneus for an undisclosed sum.

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.

3rd November, 2020 (10 Comments)

Two remote rural hamlets in the Eden district of Cumbria (England) – Raisbeck and Sunbiggin – can now access a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network after a local farmer helped to bring Openreach’s (BT) rollout costs down by excavating more than 1.5 miles of trench across 10 fields.

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.

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14th October, 2020 (0 Comments)

The new £4m Digital Borderlands Voucher Scheme has recently gone live for rural homes across Cumbria and Northumberland in England, which means that areas with slower (sub-30Mbps) broadband speeds can now apply for bigger vouchers to help them get a gigabit-capable broadband ISP connection installed.

24th August, 2020 (0 Comments)

One of our readers has spotted that wireless broadband ISP Solway Communications, possibly working on behalf of Grain, appears to be constructing a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network down several residential streets near Carlisle City Centre in Cumbria, England.

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.

24th June, 2020 (5 Comments)

A recent update on the planned £350m Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal has confirmed that internet slowspots in Northumberland and Cumbria (England) will “shortly” be able to take advantage of a new £4m Digital Borderlands Voucher Scheme, which will enable locals to access bigger vouchers to help install gigabit broadband.

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.

28th April, 2020 (6 Comments)

Rural focused UK ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which is working with volunteers to help fund and build a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in remote areas, has partnered ZYXEL to offer their AX7501 router for free to 21 schools in Lancashire, South Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales.

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