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bt superfast fibre van

4th December, 2018 (0 Comments)

The Dorset County Council in England appears to have begun the process of seeking a supplier for the future Phase 4 contract of their Superfast Dorset project, which hopes to extend the coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks to an additional 4,000 to 20,000 homes and businesses.

juice broadband coverage

12th November, 2018 (7 Comments)

Poole-based ISP Juice Broadband has once again expanded the coverage of their 50Mbps capable Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) superfast broadband network in Dorset, which has just seen a new mast go live to cover more of the rural Purbeck and Studland areas. They’ve also launched a 300Mbps service for Bournemouth.


5th November, 2018 (13 Comments)

Fixed wireless broadband ISP Wildanet is on course to complete a successful crowdfunding raise of over £1m thanks to at least 320 investors. This will enable them to expand their network to reach around 12,000 customers in some increasingly remote rural parts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and possibly even South Wales.

uk wifi wireless internet access for free

6th July, 2018 (1 Comment)

Investment from the Dorchester Business Improvement District (BID), local councils and Brewery Square has enabled a free public WiFi wireless internet network to be deployed by a company called Fusion Wi-Fi across Dorchester’s town centre in Dorset (England).

braemer drive

27th November, 2017 (14 Comments)

Virgin Media’s attempts to deploy ultrafast broadband and cable TV services around the Highcliff area of Christchurch in Dorset (UK) have been slowed a little after several residents of Braemer Drive complained that their engineering teams were causing too much noise and traffic disruption.

juice broadband

17th November, 2017 (1 Comment)

Poole-based ISP Juice Broadband has announced that their fibre optic fed Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband network has expanded the coverage of their 50Mbps capable service to new areas in East Dorset and West Hampshire, from a tower on St Catherines Hill near Christchurch.

wessex internet van

16th November, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Ranston Estate has agreed terms to acquire M12 Solutions’s share of their alternative network ISP Wessex Internet, which has deployed a mix of fibre optic (FTTH) and fixed wireless broadband services into rural parts of North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset in England.

money investment broadband

31st July, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Superfast Dorset programme in central southern England has launched a new ‘Community Broadband Fund’, which offers a maximum of £1,500 per eligible premise to help properties in poorly served areas get access to a “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) connection.

openreach 2017 engineer and van

11th July, 2017 (1 Comment)

A new £7.4 million deal has this week been signed between BT and Dorset County Council in England, which will enable Openreach to roll-out their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to an additional 3,800 businesses and homes in the county by summer 2019.


25th April, 2017 (0 Comments)

Several of Virgin Media’s street cabinets in Bournemouth (Dorset, England), specifically those around the Square and opposite The Old Fire Station in Holdenhurst Road, have been given a “colourful” makeover by local artist Kev Munday. As always with art, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

gbp uk internet money pile

6th March, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Christchurch and East Dorset Councils have confirmed that they intend to launch a new Broadband Voucher Scheme in April 2017, which will be aimed at helping local businesses to get a “superfast broadband” connection installed.

poundbury estate dorchester dorset

22nd February, 2017 (21 Comments)

The plight of poor broadband connectivity on existing new build home developments, which are often shunned by developers and the national Broadband Delivery UK programme, has once again reared its ugly head. This time the issue centres on Poundbury in Dorset.

wessex internet cherry picker truck

9th January, 2017 (1 Comment)

Alternative network ISP Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which has deployed a mix of fibre optic and fixed wireless based broadband services to rural parts of North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset in England, has upgraded to a new 10Gbps link and attracted 1,500 customers.


7th October, 2016 (0 Comments)

A mix of support from the Superfast Dorset project and local ISP VoIP Unlimited has enabled the isolated village of Kimmeridge on the remote Dorset (England) coast, which previously struggled to get even 1Mbps via BT’s fixed lines, to build a new 50Mbps wireless broadband network.


30th August, 2016 (7 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast Dorset project in England has revealed that a combination of roll-out savings and strong take-up (clawback) have resulted in an extra 800+ premises in 31 areas being added to 2017’s local roll-out plan for Openreach’s (BT) FTTC/P based “fibre broadband” network.

Wireless network

25th August, 2016 (0 Comments)

Patients, visitors and staff at three of Dorset’s (England) most important hospitals in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole should now be able to access a free WiFi wireless Internet service thanks to a joint effort by The Cloud (Sky), the Bournemouth Hospital Charity and Hospedia.


23rd August, 2016 (7 Comments)

Alternative network provider Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which offers a mix of fibre optic and fixed wireless based superfast broadband services to rural parts of North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset in England, has now covered 119 villages in the region.

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