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27th December, 2021 (28 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has kindly provided ISPreview.co.uk with some new network traffic data, which shows the average monthly UK data consumption of broadband users across their network for the past 13-months – from September 2020 to October 2021. Interestingly, traffic actually declined through the spring and summer.

24th December, 2021 (13 Comments)

Open Fibre Networks Limited (OFNL – formerly IFNL), which deploys Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband ISP networks to UK new build home developments, finally looks likely to boost the download speeds of their top residential packages to 1Gbps (1000Mbps) during 2022.

Connecting Shropshire UK Logo

23rd December, 2021 (12 Comments)

The Shropshire County Council (SCC) in England has this week allocated another £1 million (total so far of £2m) to help boost the value of the Government’s local rural gigabit broadband vouchers, which now offers grants worth up to £4,000 (homes) or £7,000 (small businesses) to cover the costs of installing such a network.

cityfibre fence sign photo

23rd December, 2021 (5 Comments)

CityFibre UK has today confirmed that their £32m rollout of a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in the South Yorkshire town of Barnsley, which was disrupted after the collapse of their previous contractor NMCN (here), will now be conducted by Svella Connect.

copper vs fibre optic openreach engineer

23rd December, 2021 (20 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced a new round of price increases for UK broadband ISPs and phone providers that take their Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) product, which forms part of their transition to gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) lines and the plan to stop selling WLR from September 2023 (full withdrawal by Dec 2025).

bt smart hub 2 router front

22nd December, 2021 (16 Comments)

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a website advert for BT’s broadband ISP packages – seen during December 2020 – after they “misleadingly” presented their “Stay Fast Guarantee” on packages as a guaranteed minimum speed for the package, when that was not actually the case.

toob-engineer-and-van

22nd December, 2021 (0 Comments)

New ISP toob, which is busy building a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across parts of England, has today secured “up to” £87.5m of new funding from the Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund and accelerated their target to reach 1 million UK premises by 2027 (previously it was 2031).

VMO2-EV-Electric-Van

22nd December, 2021 (24 Comments)

Network operator Virgin Media (VMO2) has today published a summary of the United Kingdom’s 2021 connectivity habits across their national mobile, fixed broadband ISP and TV networks, which stems from having analysed the data of tens of millions of customers between 1st January and 10th December 2021.

B4RK-Broadband-for-Rural-Kent

21st December, 2021 (5 Comments)

Fixed wireless and full fibre ISP Broadband for Rural Kent (B4RK), which models itself on B4RN’s community build strategy and has been deploying its own Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, looks set to complement that effort in 2022 by launching a new range of full fibre packages on Openreach’s national network.

fibre to the home broadband

21st December, 2021 (17 Comments)

After a long wait, the UK Government has today finally tabled a consultation on changes to the existing Building Regulations (2010), which will effectively make it mandatory for property developers to ensure that almost every new home is built with support for “gigabit” speed broadband ISP connections.

SWS Broadband Leaflet in Rural Field

21st December, 2021 (1 Comment)

Shrewsbury-based ISP SWS Broadband (RBBS – Rural Broadband Solutions), which serves premises in rural parts of Shropshire (England) and Wales with their fixed wireless and full fibre networks, has today acquired Cadence Networks Limited for an undisclosed sum to support their UK expansion plans.

20th December, 2021 (6 Comments)

Full fibre builder Netomnia has today announced that the Wiltshire town of Trowbridge and the Somerset town of Frome will be next in line to benefit from their rollout of a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network. This aims to cover 1 million UK homes and businesses by the end of 2023.

fttp openreach fibre first rural broadband

20th December, 2021 (5 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced that they’ve connected 100,000 customers, via various different partner ISPs, to their new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Northern Ireland. All of this will complement the £130m (capex) currently being invested between 2021 and 2022 to expand their coverage across NI.

20th December, 2021 (2 Comments)

Morden-based UK broadband ISP Grayshott Gigabit, which a few months ago (here) started to deploy a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural parts of East Hampshire, the Surrey Hills and surrounding areas, has finally started to go live for customers in the village of Hindhead (Surrey).

Connexin-FTTP-Cabinet-on-Crane

17th December, 2021 (16 Comments)

UK ISP Connexin, which a few months ago (here) confirmed they would invest £80m to end KCOM’s “broadband monopoly” in Hull and East Yorkshire by building their own rival 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, has this week achieved a key milestone with the installation of their first street cabinet.

hyperoptic_engineer_fibre_splice

17th December, 2021 (0 Comments)

City-focused broadband ISP Hyperoptic, which has deployed gigabit-capable FTTP/B networks across parts of 43 UK towns and cities (e.g. large residential buildings / MDUs), has today launched a new “low-bandwidth” Proof of Concept (PoC) pilot to help connect “smart home equipment“. But homeowners won’t be able to harness the extra line.

Lit Fibre Engineers Working Near Pavement Chamber

17th December, 2021 (7 Comments)

Full fibre ISP Lit Fibre, which is currently deploying a 10Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to reach 500,000 UK homes by 2026, has named the neighbouring seaside towns of Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea in Essex (England) as the next ones to benefit from their rollout.

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