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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 (7 Comments)

Broadband ISP Swish Fibre, which is currently building a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 250,000 premises across the Home Counties of England, has moved to match B4RN’s example (here) by conducting a real-world speed test of their XGSPON based platform – hitting 7.68Gbps download.

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.

6th October, 2020 (8 Comments)

New UK ISP People’s Fibre, which in June 2020 scrapped their plan to deploy a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Deeside (Wales) due to Openreach’s rival rollout (here), has now revealed that they intend to cover Braintree in Essex. Except Gigaclear also plan to cover the area.

30th September, 2020 (3 Comments)

Rural focused UK ISP Gigaclear has announced that their existing deployment of gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology in the Braintree District of Essex is to be extended into the local town of the same name. As a result the provider now expects to cover 20,000 premises in the area.

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22nd September, 2020 (0 Comments)

Swedish operator VX FIBER, which is also busy building gigabit-capable “full fibre” broadband ISP networks in parts of the UK (e.g. London, Stoke-on-Trent and Colchester), has today announced that global investment firm AMP Capital is to acquire a majority stake in the company and support it with new investment.

3rd September, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new project commissioned by the Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ) looks set to result in 83 GP surgeries across West Essex and East Hertfordshire in England being upgraded to support broadband or fibre optic Ethernet connections with speeds of up to 1Gbps (Gigabit per second).

28th August, 2020 (4 Comments)

The CEO of Rural ISP County Broadband, Lloyd Felton, has called on the UK Government to put more “resources and training opportunities into the engineering industry” in order to help tackle the shortage of skilled “full fibre” engineers, which are needed in order to keep the roll-out of gigabit-capable broadband moving.

3rd August, 2020 (0 Comments)

Business and residential ISP Glide, which has an ambition to cover 200,000 premises by the end of 2020 (mostly via fibre optic broadband solutions), has announced that it will be providing gigabit fibre connectivity to two business parks in Rainham, Essex.

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30th July, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new Opinium survey has found that the loss of electricity for longer than 24 hours would be the biggest “inconvenience” for those surveyed in the East of England (76%), which is followed by the broadband link going down (9%), fridge not working (8%), loss of central heating (5%) and the car failing to start (3%).

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.

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22nd June, 2020 (3 Comments)

The Thurrock Council has announced that a contract for delivery of the £4.436 million state aid funded Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) build across South Essex, which aims to connect 129 public sector sites across Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock with gigabit capable broadband, will soon be awarded.

10th June, 2020 (55 Comments)

New ISP Swish Fibre, which last year began work to extend their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 250,000 premises across the Home Counties (i.e. just outside London), has today unveiled a full list of 33 poorly served towns (22 new additions) where their service is due to be rolled out next.

21st May, 2020 (9 Comments)

Rural ISP County Broadband, which is being supported by a £46m investment from Aviva and working to roll-out a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England, has just completed their latest deployment to Eight Ash Green, Aldham and Dale Close in Stanway near Colchester (Essex).

5th May, 2020 (5 Comments)

The Colchester Borough Council (CBC) in Essex and its commercial arm, Colchester Amphora Trading, has – after 2 years of planning and negotiations – been awarded £3.3m from the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) fund in order to start building a new Dark Fibre network. But local homes are also set to benefit.

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.

23rd April, 2020 (8 Comments)

Full fibre ISP Gigaclear has announced that their on-going roll-out of a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Essex (England) has now covered 10,000 premises, which includes 1,153 homes and businesses that were added in just the last month alone. A further 20,000 are due to be covered by December 2021.

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