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19th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

The latest ISPreview.co.uk survey of 1,860 online readers has found that the vast majority of respondents (86.8%) support the Government’s aspiration for universal coverage of ultrafast “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP networks by 2033, but only 43.5% believe it’s actually achievable.

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17th November, 2018 (4 Comments)

The UK Government’s Digital Minister, Margot James, appears to have indirectly lent support to Cityfibre’s efforts to stop slower “hybrid fibre” (FTTC, HFC DOCSIS etc.) broadband ISPs from using the same marketing terms as significantly faster “full fibre” (FTTP) providers, which the MP agreed was “misleading advertising.“

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16th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

An attempt by the Maldon District Council’s Finance Committee to block £45,000 of funding for the local roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+), which is being conducted alongside Essex County Council UK, has been stopped after members of the district council voted against the committee’s decision.

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15th November, 2018 (9 Comments)

Early Black Friday sales will begin later this morning with Hyperoptic choosing to further reduce the price of their 1Gbps capable “hyperfast” FTTP/B home broadband service, which currently covers 500,000+ premises in parts of 28 cities across the UK (mostly large apartment buildings). Prices now start from just £15 a month.

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14th November, 2018 (6 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has today welcomed a vote by the European Parliament to approve the new European Electronic Communications Code (EECC), which could boost investment in “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband and 5G mobile. But they also called on the EU to get tough on “fake fibre” marketing by ISPs.

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13th November, 2018 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has announced that they’ve begun construction of their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the city of Coventry, which alongside ISP partner Vodafone will aim to cover “almost every home” in the city by the end of 2021.

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13th November, 2018 (10 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK has reported that they added +44,000 new fixed line home broadband customers during the last quarter (Q2 FY19) to total 479,000, which is down from the +52,000 added in the previous quarter to June 2018. Meanwhile their mobile base shrank to 17,055,000 (quarterly fall of -377,000).

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12th November, 2018 (24 Comments)

The government has today revealed that 7,000 UK businesses and surrounding homes have taken advantage of their £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), but strong demand means they now expect the funding to dry up a year sooner than expected. In response the top voucher values have been cut to £2,500.

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10th November, 2018 (38 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project and UK ISP Gigaclear have issued a new joint statement, which states that the provider has yet to “demonstrate a credible approach” for each area in their revised roll-out plan. As a result their state aid supported deployment of 1Gbps FTTP broadband remains on hold.

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8th November, 2018 (20 Comments)

A Sky News report has today claimed that TalkTalk’s proposed £1.5bn plan to roll-out a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 3 million UK premises may have stalled, which allegedly stems from a valuation dispute with investment partner Infracapital.

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8th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

The community built and 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network for Michaelston-y-Fedw in Wales (here) has been named as the only UK finalist in this year’s forthcoming 2018 European Broadband Awards event.

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7th November, 2018 (17 Comments)

City focused “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband ISP Hyperoptic has announced a significant equity raise with the investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi (Mubadala Investment Company), which in total means they will now have £500m to help them bring forward their roll-out to reach 2 million UK premises by 2021.

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6th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC (Brookfield Utilities UK / OFNL) has announced that a sixth ISP – BreezTel – is joining their platform and will thus be able to offer services over their Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network, which is being deployed to some new build home developments.

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6th November, 2018 (1 Comment)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association last night unveiled the winners of their inaugural 2018 awards event (The INCAs), which aims to recognise and celebrate the best alternative broadband network providers (altnets) from across the United Kingdom. Wins were secured by Hyperoptic, KCOM and others.

5th November 2018
Openreach installing full fibre broadband in Nottingham.
Pictured: Cllr Kay Cutts (Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council), Kim Mears (MD) and Reese Orton (Chief Engineeer Contractor Liason Officer).

5th November, 2018 (36 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced that the next UK cities and towns to benefit from their “Fibre First” programme, which aims to roll-out a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 3 million premises by the end of 2020, will be Nottingham and Belfast.

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5th November, 2018 (1 Comment)

London focused UK ISP G.Networks and their investment partner Albion Capital have closed a new deal, which will result in Cube Infrastructure Managers (Cube IM) providing an “initial” £60m of additional funding to help roll-out FTTP “ultra-fast broadband” to serve 120,000 premises (“businesses and residents“).

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5th November, 2018 (3 Comments)

Last year UK ISP Hyperoptic announced that “thousands” of homes across 12 of Thurrock’s (Essex) social housing developments would get access to their 1Gbps fibre optic (FTTP/B) broadband network. Today we learn that a further 20 such sites will benefit, thanks to an extension of their agreement with the Council.

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