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hyperoptic engineers at work by daniel cheung

11th April, 2017 (1 Comment)

Urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has today reached yet another social housing agreement, which means that “thousands” of homes in Thurrock (Essex) will soon gain access to their ultrafast 1Gbps capable FTTP/B based broadband network. A special £9 a month 5Mbps option will also be offered.

fiber optic cable blue

17th February, 2017 (12 Comments)

Around 900 businesses in Colchester (Essex, England) are slowly starting to gain access to a new “ultrafast” (1Gbps+) broadband network, which follows a Dark Fibre roll-out deal that was signed in September 2016 between Colchester Borough Council and an independent network operator.

gigaclear fttp frosty street cabinet

16th December, 2016 (0 Comments)

Rural fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has announced that their state aid supported and 1000Mbps+ capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband roll-out in the Epping Forest area of Essex (England) has now reached 2,000 premises passed of its 4,500 goal for the end of 2017.

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11th November, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Superfast Essex project in England, which is working with Openreach (BT) and Gigaclear to roll-out “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) networks to 95% of the county by 2019, yesterday put out a new tender for their future Phase 3 roll-out that will aim to push coverage to 97% by 2020.


9th September, 2016 (0 Comments)

Cityfibre has today signed a new 5-year and £1.7 million deal, which commits UK business ISP Onecom to be the launch partner for their new ultrafast (1Gbps+) fibre optic broadband (FTTP) and Ethernet network in Southend-on-Sea (Essex, England).


23rd May, 2016 (3 Comments)

Chelmsford-based wireless ISP FibreWiFi (Buzcom), which predominantly focuses upon delivering 30Mbps+ capable broadband coverage to significant swathes of Essex and parts of Suffolk in England, is now an approved supplier for the Government’s £60m Universal Broadband Voucher Scheme.

fibre optic cable duct

2nd May, 2016 (7 Comments)

Industry sources have reportedly revealed that Cityfibre are working with BT (Openreach) to test a major deployment of Ofcom’s newly proposed Duct and Pole Access (DPA) solution, which could help ISPs to build alternative networks by giving them better access to BT’s cable ducts and poles.

cityfibre street works fibre optic dig

17th March, 2016 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic builder Cityfibre has today won a new 10-year and £3.24 million contract to build a new 50km long Dark Fibre network in Southend-on-Sea (Essex, England), which will provide ultrafast broadband and data services to 120 key public sector sites and local businesses.

road works broadband uk street

1st March, 2016 (5 Comments)

The Colchester Borough Council in Essex (England) has become the latest to call on local property developers to consider the need for faster “direct fibre” broadband connectivity when seeking planning permission for new builds, although it’s not an enforced requirement.


2nd February, 2016 (5 Comments)

The situation in Welshwood Park (Essex, England) is not your ordinary tale of slow broadband and stems from a decision 20 years ago, when locals refused to allow new cables to be laid. Sadly this made it harder to upgrade the area and so until now residents have been isolated from faster services.

gigaclear fttp frosty street cabinet

21st December, 2015 (24 Comments)

After just three weeks of deployment Gigaclear has today confirmed that the first property (a house in the Ongar village of Bobbingworth) on their new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the Epping Forest area of Essex (England) is now connected.

gigaclear fastershire fttp build

1st December, 2015 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has begun construction of their £7.5 million project to deliver a new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Essex (England), which should benefit 4,500 premises in the Epping Forest area by the end of 2017.

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26th November, 2015 (43 Comments)

The Superfast Essex scheme in England, which is working to extend the availability of BT’s “superfast fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 95% of the county by mid-2019, has become the latest to confirm that clawback will result in £1.9m being returned to help further boost coverage.

fibre optic bt boom

12th August, 2015 (2 Comments)

The Superfast Essex project in England, which a few months ago announced that its contract with BT would be extended to push “superfast fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services out to 95% of the region (55,000 extra premises), has today unveiled the first areas to benefit. The deployment date has also been brought forward by a year.


21st July, 2015 (0 Comments)

It’s not uncommon to read about how business parks are sometimes overlooked by the state aid supported roll-out of superfast broadband services, although it now appears as if seven such parks in Colchester (Essex, England) will at least benefit from a new investment of £200,000.

gigaclear fibre optic engineer and box

25th June, 2015 (13 Comments)

The state aid fuelled Superfast Essex project in England has become to latest to break with the tradition of BT contracts by agreeing to a new £7.5m deal with Gigaclear, which will see 4,500 premises in the Epping Forest area benefit from their “ultrafast” 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.


25th March, 2015 (3 Comments)

The £24.62m Superfast Essex project in England, which aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 87% of local homes and businesses by the end of summer 2016, has agreed to continue their partnership with BT and extend the coverage to a further 51,000 premises.

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