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9th August, 2019 (27 Comments)

The Superfast Essex (SFE) project has begun informing rural residents in poorly served areas that completion of Gigaclear’s Phase 3 and Phase 4a contracts to rollout a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network have been delayed yet again, with completion being pushed from July 2020 to December 2021.

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2nd August, 2019 (2 Comments)

A further 3,700 homes and businesses in rural parts of Essex (England) look set to gain access to a Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “ultrafast broadband” ISP network after Openreach (BT) and the Essex County Council (ECC) signed three new contracts, which are supported by public funding of £5m.

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8th July, 2019 (22 Comments)

The Government’s Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, Margot James MP, has wrongfully claimed that its Building Digital UK programme has now helped to push fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network coverage to 97% of UK premises (the expectation is that this could reach around 98% by the end of 2020).

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5th July, 2019 (13 Comments)

The Building Digital UK scheme, which since 2013 has helped to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 5,123,530 extra premises (up by +46.9K since Q4 2018), has just published its latest take-up data to the end of March 2019. Coverage continues to grow, albeit slowly as contracts near their end.

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25th June, 2019 (9 Comments)

Rural focused full fibre ISP Gigaclear, which has an ambition to deploy a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 500,000 UK premises by the end of 2022, has appointed James Lowther to be its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

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20th June, 2019 (13 Comments)

Anybody lucky enough to be covered by Gigaclear’s rural Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network may like to know that they’ve significantly discounted the price of their symmetrical 300Mbps and 900Mbps speed (average) packages, which also come with free activation (usually £30-£120) and installation.

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4th June, 2019 (10 Comments)

Rural ISP Gigaclear, which has been struggling to deploy a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to some of England’s most challenging communities, has posted its results to the end of 2018 and revealed that they now cover 93,000 premises (up 58% over 2017) and have 19,000 live customers (up 30%).

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3rd June, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Scottish Government has officially implemented a new Code of Practice in Scotland, which appears to create a uniform technical standard for “narrow trenching” method of civil engineering (i.e. trenches less than 300mm in width) that could help to speed up the rollout of fibre broadband ISP networks across the country.

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1st June, 2019 (34 Comments)

The troubled Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) project has announced that it is looking for ISPs to help support the launch of a new funding scheme, which is due to launch later in 2019 and will help rural communities to get a faster broadband network built. Meanwhile Gigaclear has been given a deadline to get their FTTP plan sorted.

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17th May, 2019 (14 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP Gigaclear has been fined £10,339.17 in Somerset UK after it admitted that some of its work, which involved deploying a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network around the small market town of Wellington, had failed to comply with the 1991 New Road and Street Works Act.

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10th April, 2019 (47 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn publicly funded Broadband Delivery UK scheme, which has so far helped to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 5,076,552 extra premises since 2013, has today published its latest take-up data to the end of 2018. The good news is it continues to grow and boost coverage.

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9th April, 2019 (8 Comments)

Despite a recent delay to Gigaclear’s state aid supported contract with the Superfast Essex (SFE) project (here), the rural UK ISP has today confirmed that some of the first homes in Uttlesford to benefit from their new 900Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network have now gone live in Birchanger.

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29th March, 2019 (10 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today set out more detail on how they intend to change market regulation in order to promote competition and investment in the roll-out of Gigabit capable “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP networks, which will support the Government’s ambition for “nationwide” FTTP coverage by 2033.

gigaclear fastershire fttp build

20th March, 2019 (15 Comments)

A bit of good news from rural “full fibre” provider Gigaclear, for a change. The ISP has announced that Greenmeadows Park (Bamfurlong, Cheltenham), which was last year named as the slowest street for broadband speeds in the United Kingdom, has now become one of the fastest after a 900Mbps+ capable FTTH network went live.

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18th March, 2019 (19 Comments)

The UK Government has officially backed a bid to extend £18.7m of public funding so that it can be used to further extend “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) in Devon and Somerset up to March 2023, which follows various historic and recent delays to the project’s roll-out plan. Sadly they’ve yet to resolve the Gigaclear situation.

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15th March, 2019 (18 Comments)

The CEO of Sky UK (Sky Broadband), Stephen van Rooyen, has written a letter to the heads of several alternative “full fibre” (FTTP) network ISPs, seemingly in the hope of opening talks that could result in new wholesale or other agreements to help “increase investment” and “bring ultrafast broadband to more homes.”

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8th March, 2019 (74 Comments)

The latest forecast from the Government’s £1.8bn Broadband Delivery UK programme appears to now be predicting that fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) capable ISP networks will cover 97% of premises by March 2020, which is slightly down on some previous 98%+ remarks (not official targets).

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