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Truespeed-Rural-Broadband-on-countryside-setting

12th June, 2024 (1 Comment)

Alternative network and broadband provider Truespeed, which is deploying a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural premises in South West England, has revealed that they now cover “over” 100,000 premises RFS (up from 95k in Feb 2024) and are home to 21,000 customers (up from 17k in Aug 2023).

broadband vouchers ultrafast gigabit uk full fibre

6th April, 2024 (4 Comments)

In a victory for some full fibre ISPs. The government’s Building Digital UK (BDUK) agency appears to have reversed an earlier decision, which removed gigabit broadband voucher eligibility for some properties (UPRNs) that had previously received public subsidy through the earlier Superfast (24-30Mbps+) scheme, when delivering fixed wireless access (FWA) networks.

Openreach Engineer working on fibre node

11th March, 2024 (13 Comments)

Network operator Openreach (BT) has today announced that their 1.8Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network has now covered over 1 million premises across the South West of England (i.e. Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire), which reflects an investment of over £300m.

Truespeed-2023-Van-on-Rural-Road

29th February, 2024 (5 Comments)

Alternative network operator and broadband ISP Truespeed, which is deploying a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural homes in parts of South West England, has this year decided not to maintain their previous Price Freeze by hitting existing customers with a sizeable hike.

Sky Stream Box and TV Set

7th February, 2024 (2 Comments)

Alternative network builder and broadband ISP Truespeed, which has spent the past few years deploying their 10Gbps capable full fibre (FTTP) network to homes in the South West of England, has today announced an exclusive partnership with Sky to offer a Sky Stream TV package (inc. Netflix and Discovery+) to their customers.

pound_sterling_broadband_voucher

27th January, 2024 (15 Comments)

A tricky conflict over eligibility for gigabit broadband vouchers and state aid subsidised contracts via the UK Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit scheme, which is overseen by the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) agency, appears to be disrupting the roll-out of full fibre (FTTP) networks in some rural parts of the country.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

15th January, 2024 (8 Comments)

The Devon County Council (DCC) in England has confirmed that it plans to use £7.8 million returned by BT, which relates to the clawback (gainshare) mechanism in past rural broadband upgrade contracts, to help plug the local authority’s financial deficit – instead of reinvesting it into further broadband upgrades.

Voneus-FTTP-Broadband-Cabinet

7th November, 2023 (12 Comments)

Rural focused network builder and UK ISP Voneus has announced the start of a new 1Gbps full fibre (FTTP) broadband roll-out across West Devon and East Cornwall in England, which began after their latest fibre cabinet was installed in the village of Bere Alston. More villages are expected to follow over the next “few months“.

Airband UK ISP Logo 2022

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.

18th September, 2023 (8 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP Wildanet, which is busy deploying a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across parts of South West England, has just opened a new “centre of excellence” in Cornwall to help train up the next generation of telecommunication engineers.

Truespeed-2023-Van-on-Rural-Road

16th August, 2023 (38 Comments)

Sad news today as another alternative builder of full fibre broadband, Truespeed, has confirmed to ISPreview that a good chunk of its workforce are now facing redundancy (possibly c. 150) and the rollout of their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to homes in the South West of England is due to slow.

Truespeed Engineers at Work

15th August, 2023 (29 Comments)

Rural UK broadband ISP Truespeed, which is deploying a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to homes in the South West of England (mostly in Devon, Wiltshire and Somerset), has revealed that they’ve now covered 91,000 premises (up from 75k in May 2023) and have over 17,000 customers (up from 15k).

21st July, 2023 (13 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT and satellite operator OneWeb have completed the deployment of their new rural broadband trial on Lundy Island, near the North Devon coast, which aims to help bring “high-speed, low-latency internet connectivity” to residents – supported by the UK Government’s (DSIT) Alpha Trials programme.

Wildanet Engineer Doing FTTP House Install

11th July, 2023 (9 Comments)

A new “independent report” from policy institute Curia, which was commissioned by rural UK ISP Wildanet, has claimed that the rollout of gigabit-capable broadband across Devon (England) could generate £1.125 billion of new business gross value added (GVA) for the county by 2030.

Wildanet-Van-in-Devon-UK

3rd July, 2023 (3 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP Wildanet, which deploying a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across parts of Cornwall and Devon in South West England, has today announced that existing investor Gresham House will pump another £50 million into the provider to help support their UK expansion.

rural_openreach_engineer_broadband

21st June, 2023 (17 Comments)

The state aid supported Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme in England has today issued a progress update on their £6m Fibre Extension Programme (FEP) contract with Openreach (BT), which was originally due to cover 2,000 rural premises with Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband by the end of 2021.

Wildanet Team with Signed Armed Forces Covenant

21st June, 2023 (2 Comments)

Rural UK ISP Wildanet, which is building a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across parts of Cornwall and Devon in England, has this week become the latest provider to sign the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) – witnessed by several of the many ex-service personnel already working for the company.

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