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22nd February, 2021 (7 Comments)

The large Hertfordshire town of Hemel Hempstead in England appears to be next on the list of areas where UK ISP Hey! Broadband (F&W Networks) are deploying their new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network. Some build has already begun between the Chaulden and Boxmoor areas.

12th February, 2021 (5 Comments)

UK ISP Swish Fibre, which is working to deploy a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 250,000 premises in the Home Counties, has signed an agreement with civil engineering firm MGM Utilities that will see them extend into Gerrards Cross and Bourne End (South Buckinghamshire).

15th December, 2020 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Swish Fibre, which is building a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network for 250,000 premises across the Home Counties of England, has today agreed a new partnership with telecoms specialist Trenches Law to help tackle the pile of wayleave agreements that such work tends to attract.

3rd November, 2020 (7 Comments)

Broadband ISP Swish Fibre, which is currently building a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 250,000 premises across the Home Counties of England, has moved to match B4RN’s example (here) by conducting a real-world speed test of their XGSPON based platform – hitting 7.68Gbps download.

3rd September, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new project commissioned by the Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ) looks set to result in 83 GP surgeries across West Essex and East Hertfordshire in England being upgraded to support broadband or fibre optic Ethernet connections with speeds of up to 1Gbps (Gigabit per second).

10th June, 2020 (55 Comments)

New ISP Swish Fibre, which last year began work to extend their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover 250,000 premises across the Home Counties (i.e. just outside London), has today unveiled a full list of 33 poorly served towns (22 new additions) where their service is due to be rolled out next.

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.

5th June, 2019 (1 Comment)

The UK Government has handed £2.1m to support a bid by the West Essex and East Hertfordshire Digital Innovation Zone and Superfast Essex projects, which will extend superfast broadband to 113 doctors surgeries and 680 homes across the Broxbourne, East Hertfordshire, Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford areas.

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21st March, 2018 (0 Comments)

A sizeable backlog of repairs has reportedly caused the Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) in England to restrict the expansion of Virgin Media UK’s ultrafast cable broadband ISP and TV network in the area (£3bn Project Lighting), at least until they can get the situation under control.

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5th July, 2017 (3 Comments)

A further 7,700 homes and businesses in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire are set to gain access to Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network after a new extension agreement was reached under the state aid supported Connected Counties project.

testing fibre

19th June, 2017 (7 Comments)

A further 2,500 homes and businesses in Buckinghamshire look set to benefit from faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services after the Buckinghamshire County Council and Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) confirmed an £800,000 funding boost.

battersea power station development

8th February, 2017 (3 Comments)

UK ISP Hyperoptic has announced that 865 residential units at Circus West Village, which is the first phase of a major new Battersea Power Station (BPS) redevelopment project in South West London, will be able to benefit from their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/B) broadband network.

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30th January, 2017 (4 Comments)

Urban fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has taken a break from deploying “hyperfast” broadband to big apartment or office blocks in the major UK cities. Instead they’ve begun rolling out their Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) network to a housing estate in Hertfordshire’s Welwyn Garden City.

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27th September, 2016 (9 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that they’re working with the largest water-only supplier in the United Kingdom, Affinity Water, to pilot a new approach in rural Hertfordshire that could see them running their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband cables through disused water mains.

openreach engineers pulling fibre optic cable duct

31st August, 2016 (2 Comments)

The Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) in England has finally revealed their Phase 2 roll-out plan for expanding the availability of “superfast broadband” (24-30Mbps+) in the county, which will work with Openreach (BT) to reach “up to” 11,000 additional premises and achieve 95% coverage by June 2018.

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20th May, 2016 (0 Comments)

London-based ISP NextGenAccess has hinted at plans to expand its fibre optic based broadband network into more areas that are currently outside the coverage of the BT’s UK FTTC/P roll-out, with a particular reference being made to “rural areas and non-city centre data centres and technology hubs.”


2nd April, 2016 (1 Comment)

The joint £18.06m Connected Counties project, which involves Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire in England, appears to have reached its original Phase One contract goal of 90% “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) coverage (an additional 60,000+ premises passed) thanks to its work with BT.

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