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11th February, 2020 (3 Comments)

Cable and full fibre ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has confirmed that they’ve just completed the build of their 516Mbps (average download speed) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover an additional 3,000 homes and businesses in the Essex town of Wickford.

29th January, 2020 (5 Comments)

The London Grid for Learning (LGfL), which until now has worked alongside Virgin Media Business to supply ultrafast broadband connectivity to around 3,000 schools (over 1.2 million children) in the capital city, is taking its efforts UK-wide and renaming to the National Grid for Learning (NGfL).

22nd January, 2020 (28 Comments)

Cityfibre’s £30m project to roll-out a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network across Southend-on-Sea, which is being supported by UK ISP partner Vodafone (with TalkTalk to follow later), has officially started to go live for new customers in the large Essex based town.

24th December, 2019 (5 Comments)

UK ISP County Broadband, which last year raised £46m to support the rollout of a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England region, has revealed that so far 10,000 homes and businesses across Essex and Norfolk have pledged an interest to get the service installed in their village.

12th December, 2019 (7 Comments)

Some of the staff at UK ISP County Broadband have taken a break from deploying their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England region, but only so they could raise over £1,000 and donate three large boxes of food to their local Colchester foodbank.

7th November, 2019 (5 Comments)

UK ISP County Broadband, which is being fuelled by £46m from Aviva to help it deploy a new “gigabit-capable” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England region, has seen its local workforce soar from 16 to 60 since the start of 2019 and they expect to hit 79 before the year is out.

county broadband engineer holding fibre duct ftth

18th October, 2019 (19 Comments)

UK ISP County Broadband, which last year raised £46 million from Aviva to help it rollout a new Gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England region, has today confirmed that their build plan will cover 50 rural villages by Q2 2020 (reaching 15,000 total homes passed).


14th October, 2019 (12 Comments)

Full fibre UK ISP Gigaclear has announced that 557 premises in Great Saling and Panfield, both within the Braintree District of Essex, can now access their Gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network as a result of both the state aid supported Superfast Essex contract (Phase 3) and their separate commercial roll-out.


20th September, 2019 (1 Comment)

Alternative network UK ISP County Broadband, which last year raised £46 million in investment to help it roll-out a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England region, has today begun the next phase of their build to cover 30 additional villages.

gigaclear narrow trenching uk fttp broadband

9th August, 2019 (27 Comments)

The Superfast Essex (SFE) project has begun informing rural residents in poorly served areas that completion of Gigaclear’s Phase 3 and Phase 4a contracts to rollout a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network have been delayed yet again, with completion being pushed from July 2020 to December 2021.

ditch witch openreach bt civil engineers

2nd August, 2019 (3 Comments)

A further 3,700 homes and businesses in rural parts of Essex (England) look set to gain access to a Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “ultrafast broadband” ISP network after Openreach (BT) and the Essex County Council (ECC) signed three new contracts, which are supported by public funding of £5m.

vodafone cityfibre ftth micro trench and engineer

30th July, 2019 (11 Comments)

Full fibre network builder Cityfibre has today announced that their £30m plan to rollout a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network to “nearly every home and business” in the town of Southend-on-Sea (Essex) – supported by UK ISP partner Vodafone – has finally begun the construction phase.

county broadband fttp cabinet fenced

17th July, 2019 (11 Comments)

Alternative network ISP County Broadband, which last year secured an investment of £46m to help it roll-out a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, claims to have identified 20 rural villages in South Norfolk and Breckland where they could extend their network in the near future.


10th July, 2019 (0 Comments)

UK ISP BitStreme (BitBahn.io) has today announced that they’ve launched their new 1Gbps capable hybrid fibre optic and Microwave wireless broadband network to cover three locations around Bedfordshire, which will very soon be followed by additional areas in Essex and Kent.

connected britain award

19th June, 2019 (0 Comments)

The annual Connected Britain Awards 2019 (Total Telecom) were handed out last might to a number of winners in London, which among other things saw several UK broadband ISPs and “full fibre” network projects (Openreach, BT, KCOM, Superfast Essex etc.) pick up awards for their various different efforts.

fibre optic cables laid flat

5th June, 2019 (1 Comment)

The UK Government has handed £2.1m to support a bid by the West Essex and East Hertfordshire Digital Innovation Zone and Superfast Essex projects, which will extend superfast broadband to 113 doctors surgeries and 680 homes across the Broxbourne, East Hertfordshire, Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford areas.

county broadband fttp cabinet

17th April, 2019 (13 Comments)

Some 60 homes in the rural Essex village of Cornish Hall End near Braintree will become the first to benefit from the start of County Broadband‘s roll-out of a new rural Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which is being supported by an investment of £46m from Aviva Investors.

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