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united kingdom binary blue map broadband

15th December, 2017 - 12:46 pm (4 Comments)

The Connected Nations 2017 report has today been published by Ofcom, which reveals a huge rise in the availability of fixed line 300Mbps+ “ultrafast broadband” services to 36% of the UK (up from 2% last year). Elsewhere 4% (1.1 million premises) still cannot receive speeds of 10Mbps+ (down from 6%).

scotland_broadband_map_project_split

14th December, 2017 - 5:25 pm (14 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today confirmed that it plans to spend £600 million on gap funding for their R100 programme, which aims to make a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) capable network available to 100% of Scotland by the end of 2021 (March 2022 when viewing as a financial year).

cityfibre_northampton_dig

14th December, 2017 - 8:47 am (1 Comment)

As expected Cityfibre has today signed a new £1.7 million contract that will extend their existing fibre optic based Public Service Network (PSN) in the city of Aberdeen (Scotland) by approximately 17km, which should reach an additional 57 public sector locations.

b4rn east anglia network building and spade

14th December, 2017 - 8:08 am (3 Comments)

The recently formed B4RN East Anglia (B4RNorfolk) ISP has this week gathered a group of volunteers to help mark the official start of construction on their new community built and funded 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network for rural Norfolk and Suffolk (England).

fibre_broadband_is_here_cabinet

13th December, 2017 - 8:24 am (9 Comments)

The state aid supported Better Broadband for Oxfordshire partnership with Openreach (BT) has today claimed to have successfully completed their Phase 2 contract by helping to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) connectivity to cover 95%+ of the county by the end of 2017 as planned.

boundless_networks

12th December, 2017 - 4:34 pm (1 Comment)

In an interesting development fixed wireless ISP Boundless Networks has today won approval registered to become a supplier for the Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, which is being supported by the £200m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) programme.

aylesbury-vale-farmer-digging

12th December, 2017 - 10:00 am (3 Comments)

The Aylesbury Vale District Council in Buckinghamshire (England, UK) has agreed to conduct an independent inquiry into the controversial Aylesbury Vale Broadband project, which was setup by the council to roll-out an ultrafast rural “full fibre” (FTTH) network but has since run into difficulties.

here_east_campus

11th December, 2017 - 10:18 am (0 Comments)

Tenants (commercial and retail businesses) of the 1.2 million square feet Here East campus, which is based at the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London UK, can now access broadband and Ethernet speeds of ‘up to’ 1Gbps via WiFi and fibre optic connectivity within 5 working days.

openreach fibre broadband fttc cabinet

6th December, 2017 - 11:28 am (43 Comments)

The Community Fibre Partnerships scheme that Openreach (BT) runs, which offers grants up to £30,000 to help co-fund the cost of upgrading an area to receive their FTTC or FTTP based “fibre broadband” network, expects to have benefited 60,000 UK premises within 12 months (currently 30,000).

zen internet uk isp

6th December, 2017 - 8:00 am (27 Comments)

Zen Internet appears to have quietly become one of the first ISPs to begin offering the new 150Mbps and 300Mbps “Full Fibre” FTTP ultrafast broadband tiers to residential consumers, which can be taken either with or without line rental and the pricing is pleasantly affordable.

testing fibre

5th December, 2017 - 1:50 pm (18 Comments)

The Superfast Staffordshire project with Openreach (BT) claims to have succeeded in its original Phase 2 contract goal, which aimed to make fixed line FTTC/P superfast broadband (24Mbps+) networks available to order by 95% of premises before the end of 2017 (c.97% in terms of the raw “fibre” footprint).

hyperoptic 1gbps broadband sign

5th December, 2017 - 1:17 pm (3 Comments)

Urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic, which is rolling out their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB/P) broadband network to parts of 28 UK cities and towns, has today confirmed that they’ve started the roll-out of Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) and expect to finish the work in 2018.

openreach bt engineering team with spades

4th December, 2017 - 8:43 am (76 Comments)

The CEO of Ofcom, Sharon White, has claimed that Openreach’s (BT) aspiration to conduct a “large-scale” rollout of 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband to 10 million UK homes and businesses by around 2025 is “dependent on up to £7 a month being added to broadband bills.”

openreach engineer with drum of fibre optic cable

1st December, 2017 - 4:33 pm (9 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has opened a new consultation on a change to help foster the roll-out of “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband networks by preventing BT from reducing its wholesale charges for slower hybrid fibre (FTTC) connections in areas where rivals are building new networks.

openreach 2017 van and fibre cable with engineer

30th November, 2017 - 11:47 am (8 Comments)

As expected the Superfast Worcestershire programme has signed a new £6.2 million extension contract with BT (Openreach), which will push their FTTP/C based “superfast broadband” network out to reach more than 5,300 extra premises (reaching 96% of Worcestershire UK by 2019).

openreach_aerial_drone_carrying_fibre_optic

30th November, 2017 - 9:00 am (28 Comments)

Sometimes getting fibre optic cable from one point to another over difficult terrain (rivers, unstable rocks etc.) can be tricky, which is partly why Openreach (BT) has today become one of the first in the world to use an aerial drone to help deploy the cable for a new FTTP network in the village of Pontfadog.

red fibre optic cable blast 2017

28th November, 2017 - 4:50 pm (9 Comments)

The Government has today launched a new review that will examine what changes need to be made (e.g. planning, copper switch-off) in order to make the United Kingdom attractive for investment to support the rollout of new “full fibre” broadband (FTTP/H) and future 5G Mobile networks.

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