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15th March, 2020 (8 Comments)

The bosses of several other UK broadband ISPs and organisations, including Gigaclear, Cityfibre and Openreach among others, have now gone into self-isolation at home for at least 7 days after meeting the CEO of BT Group, Philip Jansen, last week. Initially it was thought that this only effected the chiefs of major mobile operators.

2nd March, 2020 (0 Comments)

A number of readers noted to us this morning that the West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) appeared to have announced new funding to help high speed broadband spread across more of the county, which was said to form part of the local authority’s £44m budget for 2020/21. But this is not the correct context.

26th February, 2020 (15 Comments)

Comparison site Broadband Genie has today revealed the winners of their broadband speed awards, which covers different categories across standard, superfast and ultrafast connections. Overall Hyperoptic, a full fibre (FTTP/B) ISP that serves apartment blocks, was named the fastest ISP for both downloading and uploading.

25th February, 2020 (6 Comments)

After another slight delay the Connecting Devon and Somerset project last week launched their new procurement process (previously due by end of 2019), which aims to find a supplier that can help them to roll-out “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) across the remaining poorly served homes and businesses in both counties.

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.

22nd January, 2020 (7 Comments)

Rural full fibre broadband ISP Gigaclear has today formally launched their new in-home Smart Wi-Fi “mesh solution” for customers, which harnesses the new Velop router from Linksys and makes it possible to easily extend the wireless network signal by adding a series of linked repeater nodes into the network.

8th January, 2020 (20 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today launched their first combined Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26 (FTMR), which proposes major changes to help boost investment in “full fibre” broadband and high capacity Ethernet (leased line) services for both the residential and business connectivity markets.

3rd January, 2020 (16 Comments)

The Herefordshire County Council (HCC) has confirmed that they’ve set aside £500,000 to support a new broadband grant scheme under the joint Fastershire project with Gloucestershire County Council, which will provide funding to help isolated communities that are not yet part of the current roll-out programme.

30th December, 2019 (66 Comments)

The Government’s £1.8bn Building Digital UK scheme has now helped to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP networks to 5,198,436 extra UK premises since 2012/13 and the latest take-up data to September 2019 shows demand from consumers continues to climb, reaching just over 70% in some counties.

18th December, 2019 (25 Comments)

Alternative network ISP Ecom, which is deploying a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in rural Buckinghamshire (England), has hit a snag after the developer of a new build homes site in Whitchurch appeared to shun their offer of a free “full fibre” build. Instead future owners may suffer slow ADSL.

17th December, 2019 (5 Comments)

The Gloucestershire and Herefordshire UK councils appear to be on the verge of agreeing a new £14m Broadband Strategy for their joint Fastershire project, which will run until the end of 2022 and aims to extend the reach of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks into some of the most poorly served parts of both counties.

10th December, 2019 (14 Comments)

Rural full fibre broadband ISP Gigaclear has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they are now in the final stages of piecing together the next phase of a revised commercial rollout plan for Devon and Somerset (England). Assuming all goes to plan then this could be finalised before the end of Q1 2020.

29th November, 2019 (7 Comments)

Rural full fibre ISP Gigaclear, which only very recently hiked their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband prices for new customers (here), will today introduce some big discounts on two of their top packages – 100Mbps and 300Mbps – that knocks £15 off the monthly price and makes activation free (saving £300 over the contract term).

28th November, 2019 (17 Comments)

At a time when most broadband ISPs are discounting their prices for Black Friday it’s been spotted that one rural full fibre (FTTP) provider, Gigaclear, has done exactly the opposite. As well as introducing a new 100Mbps (symmetrical speed) tier and Mesh WiFi system, they’ve also hiked the monthly prices of their old plans by an extra £4.

6th November, 2019 (12 Comments)

The troubled Connecting Devon and Somerset project has opened a public consultation on their recent Open Market Review (OMR), which examined the current and future level of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage in the two counties and set out a proposed intervention area, ahead of seeking suppliers for a new contract.

5th November, 2019 (6 Comments)

Some 1,274 homes and businesses across the remote rural Gloucestershire villages of Highnam, Maisemore, Tibberton and Upleadon (i.e. the Forest of Dean district) can now access a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband connection after UK ISP Gigaclear completed their rollout in the communities.

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16th October, 2019 (11 Comments)

Rural full fibre provider Gigaclear has, as part of the state aid supported Fastershire project in Gloucestershire, become the first ISP to drill their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network so that its optical fibre cable can run under the River Severn to reach 861 homes in two villages (Longney and Framilode).

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