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11th August, 2020 (3 Comments)

Alternative “full fibre” ISP YouFibre, which a few months ago started their first gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network roll-out in the small Durham (England) town of Peterlee (here), has just recently followed that by welcoming the first of several live customers.

10th August, 2020 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has completed another network extension, which this time sees an additional 2,500 homes in Leasowe – an area on the north coast of the Wirral Peninsula (Merseyside) – gain access to their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service.

10th August, 2020 (4 Comments)

UK ISP Hyperoptic, which has deployed their 1Gbps capable “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband network across large apartment and office buildings in various cities, has launched a new migration service that makes it cheaper and easier for them to switch people who are still stuck in an existing contract with another ISP.

8th August, 2020 (2 Comments)

New UK ISP Beacons Telecom (related Facebook page) has today revealed some of the first details about their plans to deploy a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based gigabit-capable broadband network across rural parts of Wales, which is already starting to connect some of its first customers.

8th August, 2020 (32 Comments)

The UK Government has today announced that nearly half a million premises have been connected to gigabit-capable broadband since summer 2018, which stems from £1bn of public investment. But in order to push take-up they’re now launching a new Gigabit Take-Up Advisory Group (GigaTAG).

7th August, 2020 (7 Comments)

Broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which is busy deploying their “hyperfast” (1Gbps) full fibre (FTTP/B) network out across large apartment buildings in various UK cities, has hailed itself as outperforming industry rivals after they secured a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of +51 (only around 10% of UK brands get an NPS of 40 or more).

6th August, 2020 (6 Comments)

Full fibre ISP Gigaclear has announced that new customers in rural areas covered by their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network can now benefit from a significant discount on their first 18 months of service, which has been introduced as part of their special Summer Sale until 14th August.

6th August, 2020 (5 Comments)

London UK broadband ISP CommunityFibre has published the results from a new 3Gem Research survey of 500 SMEs in the city, which among other things found that 85% of businesses don’t know how fast their broadband speed needs to be to thrive and a third upgraded their service during COVID-19 due to “inadequate speed / connection.”

6th August, 2020 (7 Comments)

UK ISP Pine Media have announced that they plan to include an additional 20,000 premises into their roll-out of gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband technology in the South Yorkshire city of Sheffield, which will see their total coverage reach 50,000.

5th August, 2020 (0 Comments)

The UK government’s new £900m Getting Building Fund (GBF), which seeks to help create new jobs, skills and infrastructure across England in order to aid the recovery from COVID-19, has announced its allocations to various regions. A few of the projects also include funding for new gigabit broadband and “full fibre” networks.

5th August, 2020 (39 Comments)

A seemingly growing number of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP customers, at various UK providers, have over the past few weeks reported that requests to upgrade (regrade) their service to a faster tier are being delayed. The finger of blame is being cast toward BT’s Wholesale division.

4th August, 2020 (24 Comments)

UK ISP Giganet (M12 Solutions) has today launched a new residential division – Giganet Home. At the same time they’ve also expanded the availability of their Openreach based and 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband services to homes across the UK (initially it was only available to properties in Salisbury).

4th August, 2020 (6 Comments)

A recent update to Sky Broadband’s latest SR203/204 Sky Hub wireless router appears to have caused a bug for the ISP’s VoIP using customers, which results in a 1 hour time difference on DECT handsets that can sometimes prevent calls from reaching the customer. But a fix is coming, even if we don’t know when.

4th August, 2020 (8 Comments)

The Scottish Government has issued a small update on the progress of their £600m R100 (Reaching 100%) project with BT, which is working to extend “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage. The good news is that the first Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) build is about to begin, but the voucher scheme may be delayed.

4th August, 2020 (12 Comments)

Broadband and TV provider Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has today published their Q2 2020 results, which saw them add +39,200 new UK internet customers in the quarter (up from +8,200 last quarter) to total 5,318,400. At the same time their network coverage grew by 93,000 premises (unchanged).

4th August, 2020 (35 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK claims to have today become the UK’s “largest gigabit broadband network” after switching-on their DOCSIS 3.1 network upgrade in Leeds, Bradford, Glasgow and surrounding areas, which means that a total 3.6 million premises can now access their top Gig1 service (1104Mbps download and 52Mbps upload).

3rd August, 2020 (0 Comments)

Business and residential ISP Glide, which has an ambition to cover 200,000 premises by the end of 2020 (mostly via fibre optic broadband solutions), has announced that it will be providing gigabit fibre connectivity to two business parks in Rainham, Essex.

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