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20th February, 2020 (12 Comments)

Cityfibre has announced that they’ve begun their £25m project to roll-out a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network across the District of Adur and Borough of Worthing in West Sussex, which is being supported by UK ISP partner Vodafone (with TalkTalk expected to follow later).

20th February, 2020 (3 Comments)

As well as securing a £7.5m four-year contract extension to continue providing network and IT services to Norfolk County Council (NCC) in England, Capita has today also announced that they’ve picked up the £6m contract to deploy a new “full fibre” network to reach local public sector sites.

19th February, 2020 (4 Comments)

The West Sussex County Council (WSCC) has approved a new public investment of £20 million (mostly funded by last year’s business rates deal) to support their new “Full Fibre Programme,” which aims to increase “full fibre” and maximise coverage of gigabit-capable broadband services across the county.

18th February, 2020 (7 Comments)

The Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) in East Sussex has agreed to invest £1.66m into a new 3 mile long fibre optic ring network in the centre of Brighton, which will be used to connect up key public sector sites in the city centre with the Brighton Digital Exchange (BDX) and a 5G mobile test bed at New England House.

18th February, 2020 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK, which from the end of this month will have expanded their new ultrafast 5G mobile (mobile broadband) network to cover 65 new locations (here), has signed a new nationwide backhaul capacity deal to harness Cityfibre’s growing full fibre network in order to fuel their new service.

13th February, 2020 (3 Comments)

The Colchester Borough Council (CBC) in Essex appears to be in the process of approving a proposal from Swedish operator VXFIBER, which is looking to invest £10m in order to build a new gigabit-capable “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP network that will eventually cover most of the town (homes and businesses).

6th February, 2020 (11 Comments)

Cityfibre has secured the contract to roll-out a new “full fibre” (Dark Fibre) network to connect 170 public sector sites (e.g. schools, libraries and offices) across the West Midlands city of Wolverhampton. The deal is being supported by £4.9m of public funding under the UK Gov’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) scheme.

6th February, 2020 (8 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council in England appears to be proposing a new plan to the UK Government, which – if funding can be secured – would see the local authority using their own skills and resources to help dig new “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP networks into remote rural communities (inc. installations direct to homes).

5th February, 2020 (0 Comments)

Scotland-based UK business ISP Commsworld today claims to have become the first operator to take advantage of Openreach’s (BT) new Dark Fibre X (DFX) product, which is only focused upon serving the limited inter-exchange connectivity market. As a result broadband speeds of 10Gbps may reach several Borders towns.

29th January, 2020 (7 Comments)

Ofcom has today implemented softer rules to support Openreach’s (BT) IP (VoIP) and FTTP UK migration trials in Salisbury and Mildenhall (here), which aim to test the processes for moving customers off older copper broadband ISP and telephone services. Discounts and a new bulk migration process are part of the changes.

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).

28th January, 2020 (1 Comment)

UK ISP FACTCO (Fibre & Communication Technology Company) has announced that they’ve extended their 10Gbps capable “full fibre” network to cover all of the 180+ businesses (c.600 staff) in the Baltic Creative CIC, which is situated within Liverpool’s (Merseyside) Baltic Triangle area and is supported by the Government’s voucher scheme.

28th January, 2020 (0 Comments)

Ofcom has decided to drop last year’s investigation into whether BT had correctly billed for Excess Construction Charges (ECCs) when providing new UK business lines (Ethernet services etc.). The regulator made their decision in light of the “limited consumer harm” and “proactive steps” that Openreach had taken to address the issue.

28th January, 2020 (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology Group (its.), which runs a number of fibre optic and hybrid wireless broadband ISP networks across parts of the United Kingdom (often offered via wholesale), has recruited the former Head of SME at Virgin Media Business – Dave Ferry – to help support their future “full fibre” roll-out plans.

28th January, 2020 (9 Comments)

A team of South African and Chinese scientists have figure out how to harness multiple quantum patterns of twisted light (from a laser) so that it can be sent across a conventional single mode fibre optic cable (these can usually only support one pattern), which wouldn’t ordinarily be possible without a custom made fibre.

27th January, 2020 (0 Comments)

UK ISP Glide (Glide Business, Glide Student, Glide Residential and Glide Shared Living), which has an ambition to cover 200,000 premises by the end of 2020 (mostly fibre optic), has appointed Richard Jeffares to be its new Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in order to help lead the provider forward.

11th January, 2020 (13 Comments)

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has given its approval to the selection of a preferred bidder (due to be named within the next few weeks) to deliver on their Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) project, which originally aimed to deploy a 450km long Gigabit speed fibre network to serve 1,300 public sector sites.

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