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south_west_england_outage

2nd September, 2016 (22 Comments)

A number of ISPs (e.g. Sky Broadband and Gigaclear) in big parts of South West England are currently being affected after a major (trunk) fibre optic cable was damaged in an unspecified incident, which has cut Internet and phone services around parts of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

engineer touching broadband cables openreach bt

16th July, 2016 (7 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council in England has confirmed that an extra investment of £1.49m is being made into their Phase 2 Superfast Extension Programme, which will work with BT (Openreach) to expand FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to 95-97% of the region by Dec 2017.

gigaclear fastershire fttp build

23rd June, 2016 (0 Comments)

Rural ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that their Fastershire Phase 2 project, which is funded by £3m of state aid from Broadband Delivery UK and £7m from the provider itself, has already put its 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network within reach of 1,000 extra premises in Gloucestershire (England).

gigaclear digger and fence

14th June, 2016 (7 Comments)

The on-going state aid supported deployment of Gigaclear’s new 5Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network in rural Gloucestershire (England) has suffered a blip today after their main fibre optic cable in the area was damaged, resulting in a loss of service for some locals.

businesses need broadband connections

5th March, 2016 (4 Comments)

At least part of the on-going effort to roll-out superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services in the Cotswolds, which is a rural area that predominantly straddles both Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, has been halted after Gloucestershire Council suspended £500,000 of its joint funding.

router with fibre optic cables on top

17th December, 2015 (2 Comments)

The UK Government has allocated £2 million of additional public investment from a new fund to help improve the coverage of ultrafast broadband (100Mbps+) services in rural areas around Gloucestershire (England), with a particular focus on poorly served parts in the Forest of Dean.

gigaclear rural path fibre optic broadband

8th December, 2015 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that their first 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based cabinet is now live as part of the £10m Fastershire contract (here), which aims to reach an extra 6,495 premises in rural Gloucestershire (Cotswolds) by the end of May 2017.

testing fibre

16th November, 2015 (0 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council in England has confirmed that its second state aid supported £1.54m contract with BTOpenreach has now entered into the deployment phase, which should put their “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network within reach of an extra 1,800+ local homes and businesses.

gigaclear fibre optic engineer and box

5th November, 2015 (1 Comment)

Gigaclear has already started the build of their new 1000Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in rural Gloucestershire (England) and they’ve now published the full roll-out schedule for that deployment, which should benefit 6,495 premises by the end of May 2017.

gigaclear fibre optic trench digging

22nd October, 2015 (5 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has announced the start of construction on their new 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in rural Gloucestershire (England) and the Cotswolds, which should reach 6,495 additional premises in the county by the end of 2017.

uk wifi wireless internet access for free

17th September, 2015 (0 Comments)

The Gloucester City Council and BT have today jointly switched on a new network of free unlimited wireless Internet access (WiFi) hotspots across the city centre, which is naturally called GloucesterCityWIFI (SSID).

dunalley-primary-school

14th September, 2015 (26 Comments)

The Dunalley Primary School, which alongside some other 35-40 homes in Pittville suffers from only having access to old style ADSL2+ connectivity, has been told by BT that it would need to have a “whip-round” in order to raise the £21,000 needed for an upgrade because it was not “commercially viable“.

sky broadband uk

4th September, 2015 (17 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband in the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire areas of England yesterday began suffering from a Major Service Outage (MSO) after an unspecified problem triggered a loss of broadband and phone service across multiple telephone exchanges in the area.

fibre optic cable rural broadband b4rn.org.uk

26th August, 2015 (10 Comments)

UK ISP Gigaclear, which recently won the contract to ensure that 6,495 additional rural premises in Gloucestershire (England) are able to receive “ultra fast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband by the end of 2017, has announced that Seven Springs in Cockleford will be the first to benefit.

Gigaclear\'s fttp broadband for fastershire in gloucestershire uk

24th August, 2015 (6 Comments)

The Fastershire project has today published a raw roll-out plan for the recently signed £10m deal with fibre optic ISP Gigaclear, which will ensure that 6,495 additional rural premises in Gloucestershire are able to receive “ultra fast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband connectivity.

fibre_optic_green_cable_collection

8th June, 2015 (19 Comments)

The national UK telecoms operator BT appears to have lost out after rival pure fibre optic ISP Gigaclear signed a major new £10 million contract to deploy their “ultra fast” 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology to 6,495 homes and businesses in Gloucestershire (England).

fttc street cabinet under construction

18th March, 2015 (3 Comments)

The joint public and private “Great Western Broadband” project to roll-out BT’s “superfast” (24Mbps+) FTTC/P network to 94% of South Gloucestershire by the end of March 2015 has completed its first major deployment phase, with 17,000 premises covered (2,000 more than originally planned).

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