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county broadband fttp street works

20th September, 2019 (1 Comment)

Alternative network UK ISP County Broadband, which last year raised £46 million in investment to help it roll-out a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England region, has today begun the next phase of their build to cover 30 additional villages.

gigabit jersey uk jt

19th September, 2019 (0 Comments)

The stated-owned telecoms operator JT (Jersey Telecom), which recently deployed a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network to cover the English Channel Island of Jersey, is celebrating today after being short-listed in two categories as part of the World Communication Awards 2019.


19th September, 2019 (40 Comments)

Reports this morning claim that BT (Openreach) are in “secret” negotiations with the government and UK ISPs about a new six point plan, which could see the last of their old copper phone lines being switched off by 2027 and replaced by “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband. Provided everybody agrees of course.


18th September, 2019 (1 Comment)

New full fibre ISP Fibrus, which last year said it planned to invest £100m+ over the next 5 years in order to build a new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network across part of Northern Ireland (here), has today officially begun their rollout in Dundrum (County Down).

testing fibre

18th September, 2019 (25 Comments)

A couple of months ago Openreach (BT) cut the wholesale prices for their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ultrafast broadband lines for UK ISPs (here) and revealed that they were planning to introduce two new top tiers for consumers – 550Mbps (75Mbps upload) and 1000Mbps (115Mbps). Today we’ve learnt how much these will cost.


18th September, 2019 (14 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband (Comcast) has made no secret of their desire to work with “full fibre” (FTTH) alternative network (altnet) providers (here) and, in keeping with that, they’ve today agreed a new wholesale access deal with the Brookfield Utilities UK Group (GTC / OFNL), which builds fibre optic networks to UK new build homes.

box broadband logo

18th September, 2019 (0 Comments)

Thousands of additional homes in Surrey and West Sussex (England) look set to benefit after UK ISP Box Broadband confirmed that they had secured significant new investment from high net worth individuals, which will enable them to expand their unlimited 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

farming rural broadband mobile and cows

18th September, 2019 (11 Comments)

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) will today publish the outcome of their inquiry into the rural challenges of gaining access to superfast broadband, 4G mobile networks and accessing digital-only services across the United Kingdom, which identifies a number of problems with the Government’s strategy.

united kingdom map and broadband cable mobile

17th September, 2019 (20 Comments)

Ofcom has published a Summer 2019 update to their Connected Nations report, which reveals that “full fibre” (FTTP) UK broadband coverage has risen to 8% (up from 7% four months ago) and the number of premises unable to get 10Mbps+ has declined from 619,000 to 578,000. Geographic 4G mobile cover remains at 66%.

cityfibre installing fibre optic cables in uk city

17th September, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Goldman Sachs backed Cityfibre, which is currently investing £2.5bn in order to deploy a 1Gbps FTTH broadband ISP network to 5 million UK premises by the end of 2025 (here), will today announce the appointment of former National Grid boss, Steve Holliday, as its new Chairman.

telegraph pole high engineer

16th September, 2019 (11 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG) has quietly made a small but important change to LOT 1 (North West Wales) of their £22.5m Phase 2 “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) roll-out contract with BT (Openreach), which so far as we can tell appears to replace the hybrid fibre FTTC deployment areas with ultrafast “full fibre” FTTP.

andrew glover

16th September, 2019 (19 Comments)

Andrew Glover, Chair of the UK ISPA, has told ISPreview in a new interview that a no-deal Brexit could harm both the industry’s supply chain and access to a skilled workforce. Glover also warns that DNS over HTTPS (DoH) raises a “host of security concerns” and says “considerable regulatory change” is needed to hit full fibre targets.

virgin media project lightning rollout wrexham

15th September, 2019 (7 Comments)

The Offa Community Council in Wrexham (Wales) is to lodge a complaint with the main town council after local residents in several areas complained about Virgin Media’s “terrible” street works, which had been left like a “snails tail” and some driveways were inaccessible for over a week.

copper vs fibre optic openreach engineer

14th September, 2019 (57 Comments)

Several industry sources have indicated to ISPreview.co.uk that they now expect the Government to water down Boris Johnson’s (Prime Minister) pledge to cover the United Kingdom in “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband by 2025, which will instead be replaced by “gigabit” or “gigafast” terminology (i.e. delivery by more than just full fibre).


13th September, 2019 (7 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has today established a new Cymru Wales Board, whose members include engineers and support staff from across the country. The board’s primary purpose will be to provide guidance and direction to the organisation, not least to help its rollout of FTTC and FTTP broadband ISP networks.

binary pound gbp money uk

13th September, 2019 (1 Comment)

A new piece of research from Oxera, which was commissioned by the Broadband Stakeholder Group think-tank, has helped to highlight some of the benefits (better employment, increased economic activity etc.) that UK Local Authorities could expect if they help to rollout 5G mobile and “full fibre” broadband.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

12th September, 2019 (40 Comments)

In yet another major upset the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project has today taken the decision to end their contract with “full fibre” broadband ISP Gigaclear, which last year suffered significant delays that set some parts of their rollout back by around 2 years. Sadly efforts to agree a revised plan were not successful.

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