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CityFibre Trenching Engineers 2022

6th February, 2024 (55 Comments)

CityFibre has today secured another five of the UK government’s Project Gigabit broadband rollout contracts, totalling over £394m. The deals will spread their full fibre (FTTP) ISP network to over 202,000 hard to reach premises across parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Sussex, Kent, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire & Milton Keynes.

CityFibre Digger and Driver Picture 2021

1st March, 2023 (4 Comments)

CityFibre has announced that they’ve started the construction phase of their £17 million project to rollout a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover “almost every home and business” in the Leicestershire (England) market town of Loughborough.

Cityfibre FTTP Splicing Close Up Picture 2022

28th October, 2022 (16 Comments)

Cityfibre has today revealed that they’ll invest £17 million over the next few years to ensure that “almost every home and business” in the Leicestershire (England) market town of Loughborough is covered by their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network.


18th June, 2022 (17 Comments)

The Building Digital UK team has today published another round of Public Reviews (PR) for the Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout – this time covering West Yorkshire and Parts of North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and West of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire in England.


5th February, 2022 (11 Comments)

The Broadband Delivery UK team have just published a new batch of Public Reviews (PR) and Open Market Reviews (OMR) for additional parts of England – mostly covered by Phase 2 of the Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout. Both aim to identify which areas need state aid support for future builds.

British police

29th November, 2021 (2 Comments)

The Leicester Crown Court has sent one man to prison, with another facing an arrest warrant, after the pair were found to have posed as fake broadband ISP engineers in order to steal telecoms equipment from several storage containers, which belonged to Virgin Media (VMO2).

13th September, 2021 (12 Comments)

UK ISP Grain has today announced that their ongoing rollout of a new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband network is being extended to include an unspecified number of homes in the city of Leicester (Leicestershire, England), which has a population of around 360,000.


17th June, 2021 (10 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has confirmed that their new CityFibre and Openreach based Future Fibre packages, which offer top broadband speeds of up to 500Mbps via Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology, have been extended to homes in the cities of Cambridge, Stirling, Leicester and Leeds – provided you’re within reach of the network.

13th July, 2020 (0 Comments)

The Superfast Leicestershire project in England has secured a small pot of £100,000 in extra funding to help the scheme spread “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) further, although the details remain unclear. Meanwhile the East Leicestershire contract for Phase 3 has been re-tendered “as no credible bids were received.”

7th November, 2019 (8 Comments)

A new investment by the North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) means that residents and visitors in Coalville and Ashby-de-la-Zouch can now access a free public WiFi (wireless internet) hotspot service around the centres of both towns.

13th August, 2019 (5 Comments)

The Leicestershire County Council has today announced a £2.7 million extension to their existing Superfast Leicestershire project with Openreach (BT), which means that “thousands” of extra homes and businesses will soon gain access to a Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ISP network.

28th August, 2018 (10 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media UK has announced that 26,000 premises in Burton-on-Trent (East Staffordshire), Dronfield (Derbyshire), Thurmaston (Leicestershire) will be the next to get access to their “gigabit-ready” ultrafast broadband ISP and TV network (we still don’t know when those Gigabit speed will actually arrive).

2nd May, 2018 (0 Comments)

Coventry-based business ISP Syscomm has today become the latest to launch a new range of 330Mbps (50Mbps upload) capable G.fast broadband packages, which will be aimed at SMEs across Coventry, Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Birmingham.

22nd August, 2017 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic (FTTP) infrastructure builder Cityfibre has today soft launched their new 1Gbps broadband and Ethernet network for SME businesses and public sector sites in the cities of Leicester and Nottingham, although local firms won’t be able to connect to the new service until this autumn.

18th July, 2017 (25 Comments)

The Leicestershire County Council appears to have moved forward with Phase 3 of their on-going Superfast Leicestershire project, which will commit up to £5.633m to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to the final 3% of local premises (i.e. as many as they can reach).

21st December, 2016 (19 Comments)

Residents of the Farndon Fields Development in Market Harborough (Leicestershire), many of whom have been forced to suffer slow ADSL2+ broadband speeds despite owning new build homes, look set to gain access to 80Mbps capable FTTC “fibre broadband” thanks to a new co-funded deal with BT.

21st July, 2016 (2 Comments)

A new contract worth £5 million has been signed with Openreach (BT) to expand the operator’s roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services, which will cover another 10,000 homes and businesses in the city of Leicester (Leicestershire, East Midlands of England) over the next 2 years.

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