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18th February, 2020 (1 Comment)

Rural UK ISP County Broadband, which is being fuelled by £46m from Aviva to deploy a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England, has announced their first expansion into South Cambridgeshire, where they initially plan to build across 9 hard to reach villages.

18th February, 2020 (7 Comments)

The Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) in East Sussex has agreed to invest £1.66m into a new 3 mile long fibre optic ring network in the centre of Brighton, which will be used to connect up key public sector sites in the city centre with the Brighton Digital Exchange (BDX) and a 5G mobile test bed at New England House.

18th February, 2020 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK, which from the end of this month will have expanded their new ultrafast 5G mobile (mobile broadband) network to cover 65 new locations (here), has signed a new nationwide backhaul capacity deal to harness Cityfibre’s growing full fibre network in order to fuel their new service.

17th February, 2020 (7 Comments)

A new broadband operator called Optifi Limited, which doesn’t yet appear to have a website, has cropped up in the UK market with an ambition to build an open access Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to “serve primarily residential” homes, as well as some commercial properties and related communal facilities.

15th February, 2020 (27 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone UK appears to have cut the price of their top two Gigafast Broadband products (500Mbps and 900Mbps) by £8 per month, which is what they offer in urban areas covered by Cityfibre’s on-going Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network build.

13th February, 2020 (22 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has published their Q4 2019 results, which reveals that their “gigabit capable” broadband and TV network was extended to another 154,000 premises in the quarter (up from 119K in Q3) and their total broadband base now stands at 5,271,000 (up by 1.9K in Q4 vs 2.4K in Q3).

13th February, 2020 (3 Comments)

The Colchester Borough Council (CBC) in Essex appears to be in the process of approving a proposal from Swedish operator VXFIBER, which is looking to invest £10m in order to build a new gigabit-capable “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP network that will eventually cover most of the town (homes and businesses).

12th February, 2020 (1 Comment)

UK ISP Airband has announced that they’ve begun work on the new state aid supported Broadband for Rural Businesses in Oxfordshire (BiRO) project, which despite the name aims to supply 557 business and 619 incidental residential premises with access to their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

12th February, 2020 (58 Comments)

How about this for consumer choice. Some premises along a street in St James’s (Central London) have just become one of the first UK locations to enjoy a choice of three “full fibre” (FTTP) ultrafast broadband networks, including via Hyperoptic, Openreach (BT) and G.Network. But many more will soon crop up.

11th February, 2020 (0 Comments)

Last month saw Hull-based UK ISP KCOM unveil a new £100m project to extend the coverage of their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network into new parts of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire (here and here). This week the provider has connected their first customer in Driffield to the new network.

11th February, 2020 (3 Comments)

Cable and full fibre ISP Virgin Media UK (Liberty Global) has confirmed that they’ve just completed the build of their 516Mbps (average download speed) capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover an additional 3,000 homes and businesses in the Essex town of Wickford.

8th February, 2020 (43 Comments)

The Government’s new 10Mbps+ Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband is due to start next month, although for some ISPs Ofcom’s approach to eligibility has created a few puzzled faces. As a result some people may live in areas covered by a 1Gbps FTTH ISP, yet still be able to request the USO.

7th February, 2020 (23 Comments)

UK ISP BT has today slashed the price of their 67Mbps (average speed) “Superfast 2” broadband (FTTC / FTTP) and phone bundle, which is now being offered for £29.99 per month (plus £10 upfront) for the first 24 month contract term (£37.99 thereafter). On top of that they’re offering an £80 Reward Card (pre-paid Mastercard).

7th February, 2020 (6 Comments)

Fibre optic UK broadband ISP Trooli (CallFlow), which last year secured €30m from European investors (here) and extended their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to reach 10,000 homes and businesses (mostly in Kent and Hampshire), has today gained a further £5m of funding via a senior facility agreement with NatWest Bank.

7th February, 2020 (2 Comments)

The Welsh Government (WG), which is currently working with Openreach (BT) to extend gigabit-capable”full fibre” (FTTP) broadband to a further 26,000 premises by March 2021 (here and here), has announced that they intend to open some of their own telecoms ducts up for use by ISPs to help boost connectivity and capacity supplies.

6th February, 2020 (11 Comments)

Cityfibre has secured the contract to roll-out a new “full fibre” (Dark Fibre) network to connect 170 public sector sites (e.g. schools, libraries and offices) across the West Midlands city of Wolverhampton. The deal is being supported by £4.9m of public funding under the UK Gov’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) scheme.

6th February, 2020 (16 Comments)

A small but important update has just been issued, which confirms that UK rural “full fibre” broadband ISP Gigaclear has reached a settlement with the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project. As part of that the provider will continue a commitment to complete the work in areas that were started under the former contracts.

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