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scotland broadband progress 2018 uk r100

20th September, 2018 (11 Comments)

The Scottish Government’s future £600m R100 strategy has come under pressure after a new 2018 report from Audit Scotland, which works to ensure that public money in Scotland is spent correctly, warned that it “will be difficult” to deliver the stated ambition of 100% “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage by 2021.

fastershire_airband

19th September, 2018 (0 Comments)

The state aid supported Fastershire project has announced that they’ve secured a further £5m of funding from the Government’s Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme (RBIS), which will be used to extend a new hybrid fixed wireless and fibre optic ultrafast broadband network to reach remote premises in 10 additional areas.

giganet

18th September, 2018 (8 Comments)

Business and residential ISP Giganet (M12 Solutions), which is positioning itself to be a single source provider in the UK telecoms market, has launched its new website with packages across a variety of Openreach (BT) and alternative network based Leased Lines (Ethernet), FTTC, G.fast and FTTP broadband connections.

zen internet uk isp

18th September, 2018 (24 Comments)

Rochdale-based UK ISP Zen Internet has this week become the latest provider to launch a range of residential “ultrafast broadband” packages using hybrid fibre G.fast technology, which can offer average download speeds of 145Mbps (30Mbps upload) or 300Mbps (50Mbps upload).

openreach mortar bomb

17th September, 2018 (11 Comments)

On the list of things that telecoms engineers dread finding, unexploded bombs from World War II must surely feature right at the top. Such munitions are potentially very unstable and the heavy bombing campaigns of the past mean that even today people are still discovering them across the UK.

Connecting Shropshire UK Logo

14th September, 2018 (26 Comments)

A new report on local economic growth will next week warn Shropshire County Council in England of the “disappointing” news that their goal of providing all homes and businesses in the region with access to “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) by 2020 is “no longer likely [to] be achieved,” but it should get there eventually.

10Mbps broadband uk uso usc

13th September, 2018 (22 Comments)

Ofcom has revealed that only BT (Openreach), KCOM, Hyperoptic, Quickline and Broadway Partners have expressed a formal interest in becoming suppliers for the new Universal Service Obligation (USO), which from 2020 will make it possible for anybody in a slow speed area to request a broadband speed of at least 10Mbps.

vodafone and cityfibre home wall ftth install

12th September, 2018 (53 Comments)

ISP Vodafone has today revealed how much UK consumers will need to pay in order to access their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based “Gigafast Broadband” network, which is initially being rolled out to cover 1 million homes in up to 12 of Cityfibre’s existing cities by the end of 2021.

vodafone broadband martin freeman

12th September, 2018 (0 Comments)

A mix of consumer complaints, including one from rival ISP BT, has resulted in the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banning a website, radio and TV advert – featuring actor Martin Freeman – for Vodafone’s fixed line home broadband service after its “Ultimate Speed Guarantee” feature was found to be “misleading.”

sky broadband uk logo 2017

10th September, 2018 (22 Comments)

After a period of uncertainty it’s today been revealed that Sky Broadband has done a new wholesale deal with Openreach (BT) to sell the operator’s range of “ultrafast broadband” (G.fast and FTTP) services on to UK customers, which will come at a hefty price discount of up to 40%. Sky now hope to double their customer base.

openreach bt fttc broadband modem

8th September, 2018 (30 Comments)

It’s been over two years since Openreach (BT) withdrew its own VDSL2 modem as an option from their Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) installation service, which many ISPs initially provided to customers before self-installations and all-in-one routers became the norm. Now future firmware updates are also due to end.

rural openreach bt engineer

7th September, 2018 (2 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England has revealed how an additional £11.15m of funding, which was recently secured from the Government’s £75m Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme (RBIS), could boost “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage from the current target of 95% to 97%.

digital derbyshire

6th September, 2018 (27 Comments)

Sparse rural communities and new build housing developments are two of the areas that councillors in Derbyshire are now recognising as problems for their on-going Digital Derbyshire (DD) project, which currently aims to ensure that 98% of local premises can access “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) by the end of 2018.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

31st August, 2018 (33 Comments)

Low cost UK ISP TalkTalk has today further discounted the special offer prices of their residential focused broadband and phone bundles. One of the biggest reductions is on their 63Mbps FTTC based “Faster Fibre Large” package, which has fallen from £28.50 a month to just £25 for 18 months of service.

eol all in one pcp fttc huawei openreach cabinet

28th August, 2018 (2 Comments)

The Suffolk County Council in England has officially confirmed that their £64m state aid supported Better Broadband for Suffolk (BBS) project with Openreach (BT) will achieve 98% coverage of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) capable (FTTC/P) networks by the end of 2020 as hoped (up from over 93% today).

bt fttc street cabinet phils photo

24th August, 2018 (19 Comments)

Consumers adopting one of Openreach’s 80Mbps Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC / VDSL2) based UK broadband ISP lines (usually advertised with average speeds of c.60-65Mbps) are likely to create fewer fault reports during the initial provision phase after the new “low level error correction” feature began being applied to them.

united kingdom black map

20th August, 2018 (19 Comments)

The Government’s £1.6bn+ Broadband Delivery UK project has today published its latest take-up data to the end of March 2018 (Q1) for the state aid supported roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP networks across the United Kingdom, which continues to see strong levels of adoption.

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