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7th September, 2020 (8 Comments)

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has today echoed existing calls for the UK Government to setup a new “Infrastructure Bank” to help deliver on their planned expansion of “gigabit-capable” and “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband networks, as well as to support roads, railways and housing.

27th August, 2020 (13 Comments)

The UK Government has today called on local authorities to help support the roll-out of gigabit-capable broadband (FTTP, DOCSIS 3.1) and 5G mobile networks by, among other things, implementing new advice on land access and valuations in order to speed up the pace of deployment.

4th August, 2020 (12 Comments)

Broadband and TV provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today published their Q2 2020 results, which saw them add +39,200 new UK internet customers in the quarter (up from +8,200 last quarter) to total 5,318,400. At the same time their network coverage grew by 93,000 premises (unchanged).

4th August, 2020 (35 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK claims to have today become the UK’s “largest gigabit broadband network” after switching-on their DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrade in Leeds, Bradford, Glasgow and surrounding areas, which means that a total 3.6 million premises can now access their top Gig1 service (1104Mbps download and 52Mbps upload).

16th July, 2020 (0 Comments)

New research from Point Topic has found that world fixed broadband subscribers grew by just 1.25% (13.9 million) in Q1 2020 to total 1.13 billion, but the main impact from COVID-19 won’t be understood until Q2 and Q3. Meanwhile almost every connection technology saw growth, except copper (ADSL etc.) lines that fell -10.3% year-on-year.

13th July, 2020 (6 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media has completed an extension of their soon-to-be “gigabit-capable” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to include 4,000 homes in the Nottinghamshire town of Warsop, which means that locals can access top average download speeds of 516Mbps (35Mbps upload).

10th July, 2020 (53 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has just made their first UK deployment of a new-ish technology – Remote Phy (R-PHY) – on their Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) based DOCSIS broadband and TV network in Coventry. The development will make their network more efficient, which should lead to better internet speeds and reliability.

9th July, 2020 (58 Comments)

Remember that £5bn pledge by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to have “gigabit broadband sprouting in every home” by the end of 2025 (here)? Perhaps unsurprisingly, it now looks like the Government are watering down their language on that to “go as far as we possibly can by 2025.”

8th July, 2020 (17 Comments)

Some 4,500 homes in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, have now gained access to Virgin Media UK’s new “gigabit-capable” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband and TV network. The work forms part of their on-going Project Lightning network expansion.

8th July, 2020 (15 Comments)

Over the past few months’ we’ve seen the UK Government step-up market engagement exercises as part of work to develop a framework for their £5bn investment, which aims to ensure that “every home” can access “gigabit-capable” broadband by the end of 2025. As a result we now have a better idea of what this will look like.

2nd July, 2020 (38 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) will today announce that over 600,000 premises across the cities of Edinburgh and Liverpool are the next ones to get their latest DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrade, which makes 1Gbps broadband speeds available to local homes and businesses (i.e. average downloads of 1104Mbps and 52Mbps upload).

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29th June, 2020 (85 Comments)

Cable and full fibre broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has done exactly as we reported a couple of weeks ago (here) and today made their 516Mbps tier available as a standalone package for the first time (no TV bundle required). At the same time they’ve also bumped the top speed of their Ultimate Oomph TV bundle to 600Mbps.

22nd June, 2020 (11 Comments)

The Policy Exchange, which is an educational charity that also claims to be the UK’s leading think tank, has published a new report that calls on the UK Government to help the post-COVID19 recovery by, among other things, investing more into “gigabit broadband” and reducing VAT from 20% to 15%.. again.

16th June, 2020 (6 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today announced that a further 6,000 premises have been connected to their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based gigabit-capable broadband and TV network, which follows the completion of a deployment in Manchester’s inner city area of Longsight.

16th June, 2020 (92 Comments)

Cable and full fibre ISP Virgin Media UK could be about to make a number of significant service changes for July 2020, such as making their existing 516Mbps (36Mbps upload) broadband bundle available to non-TV (standalone) customers and then boosting their TV Oomph plan to a top download of 600Mbps!

12th June, 2020 (0 Comments)

Some 4,000 additional homes in the large West Yorkshire village of Stanley (Metropolitan Borough of Wakefield), which is home to a population of 15,000, have now been covered by UK ISP Virgin Media’s new “gigabit-capable” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband and TV network.

9th June, 2020 (6 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has today confirmed that their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network (inc. TV services) is now available to 6,000 extra homes in Barmulloch and Cardonald near Glasgow, which is on top of the additional 220,000 premises that have been reached in Scotland since 2016.

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