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gigler uk

4th October, 2012 (5 Comments)

CityFibre, which owns the contract for deploying a 1Gigabit per second (500Mbps uploads) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) fibre optic broadband network in the south coast city of Bournemouth (England), has today announced the launch of a new ISP called Gigler to help deliver the service to consumers.

fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

1st October, 2012 (3 Comments)

A new broadband action group called B4GAL (Broadband for Glencaple and Lowther) appears to be proceeding with plans that could eventually result in nine rural South Lanarkshire (Scotland, UK) villages being connected up to a new community-owned and superfast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network.

broadband and phone prices pound sign

26th September, 2012 (3 Comments)

Telecoms analyst Point Topic has today revealed that the average cost of standalone broadband packages (tariffs) offered to consumers has continued to fall for superfast fibre optic and cable based broadband ISP packages, yet the price of slower DSL (e.g. ADSL2+) services has stayed fairly flat.

london uk broadband internet city

20th September, 2012 (3 Comments)

The government’s culture secretary, Maria Miller, has today confirmed the final funding allocations for 10 of the largest UK cities (including all four capitals) in its now £114.1m strong Urban Broadband Fund, which aims to support the roll-out of “ultrafast” (80-100Mbps) broadband ISP services and “high speed public wi-fi“.

Television iptv video streaming uk

18th September, 2012 (11 Comments)

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of business ISP Timico UK, Trefor Davies, has predicted that the next generation of Ultra High Definition TV (Super Hi Vision) technology will “dispel any doubts” about the need for everybody to eventually have access to a true 1Gbps capable fibre optic (FTTH / P) broadband connection.

b4rn fibre optic FTTH dig

17th September, 2012 (42 Comments)

One of the founders of Lancashire’s unique community-built and owned “hyper-fast” fibre optic (FTTH) rural broadband network, Chris Condor, has in our exclusive interview told ISPreview.co.uk that “fibre is the only technology worth investing time, effort and money in”. Condor also warned that the UK government’s current strategy wasn’t working.

wireless internet

13th September, 2012 (7 Comments)

The boss of UK Broadband, sibling of Hong Kong telecoms giant PCCW, has called upon the government and telecoms operators to adopt a more “joined-up” network design to achieve their superfast broadband goals and suggested that we should be aiming to deliver download speeds of “at least 30Mbps” (same as the EU target for 2020).

cambridgeshire fibrewave fibre optic uk network

12th September, 2012 (0 Comments)

As expected Ofcom has today officially granted code powers to ISP Fibrewave Networks, which allows them to carry out street works as part of their plans to roll-out a new rural fibre optic based Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) superfast broadband network in Cambridgeshire (initially covering the villages of Earith, Bluntisham and Colne).

broadband farming uk

12th September, 2012 (2 Comments)

The UK governments Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has today given its first of two pre-contract agreements for £157,500 to help 525 homes and businesses in Garsdale and Dentdale (Cumbria) gain access to a superfast “fibre optic” broadband service through its £20m Rural Community Broadband Fund (RCBF).

fttc uk broadband cabinets

10th September, 2012 (3 Comments)

The Local Government Association (LGA), which claims to be the national voice of councils across the United Kingdom, has warned that last week’s newly proposed measures to boost the roll-out of superfast broadband services by relaxing planning rules will result in a “significant erosion of people’s ability to influence their local environment“.

fibre optic cable trench uk

7th September, 2012 (16 Comments)

The UK government’s new Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt Maria Miller MP, has announced plans to “fast-track” the roll-out of superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services around the country by resolving “unnecessary bureaucracy” in the current planning system. However the proposals are nothing new.

channel islands guernsey and jersey uk

6th September, 2012 (4 Comments)

JT Global (Jersey Telecom) claims to have exceeded expectations after it connected the first 1,000 homes to its new ultra-fast 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network on Jersey (Channel Islands), with around 3% choosing to take their 100Mbps (Megabits per second) service.

channel islands guernsey and jersey uk

16th August, 2012 (3 Comments)

JT Global (formerly Jersey Telecom) has signed a new deal with Swedish open access network specialist Netadmin Systems to help it manage the operation and roll-out of their ultra-fast fibre optic broadband (FTTH) service to 42,000 premises on Jersey (Channel Islands) within the next 3 years.

cambridgeshire fibrewave fibre optic uk network

10th August, 2012 (9 Comments)

Telecoms regulator Ofcom UK has today proposed to grant Fibrewave Networks the power to “carry out street works” as part of its plan to roll-out a new rural fibre optic based superfast broadband ISP network in Cambridgeshire, which will initially cover the villages of Earith, Bluntisham and Colne.

b4rn broadband 4 rural north

26th July, 2012 (2 Comments)

The £1.86m B4RN (Broadband 4 Rural North) scheme has moved another step closer to launching its community-built and ultra-fast 1Gbps fibre optic broadband (FTTH) service, which will reach several villages across rural north Lancashire UK, after it signed a crucial capacity deal with Geo Networks (GEO).

b4rn lancashire uk fibre optic dig

23rd July, 2012 (10 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband 4 Rural North) project, which is working to link thousands of rural homes in north Lancashire UK via a new non-profit and community built fibre optic (FTTH) broadband network, has now started to install its infrastructure into local premises and could go live “in the next few weeks“.

fibre optic cable uk

2nd July, 2012 (7 Comments)

BTOpenreach, which manages ISP access to BT’s UK telecoms network, has today made its new “premium” ultra-fast 330Mbps (Megabits per second) capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband service fully available to the market and consumers.

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