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30th April, 2020 (22 Comments)

The Leader of Oldham Council, Sean Fielding, yesterday told watchers of the Mayor of Greater Manchester’s (Andy Burnham) weekly press conference on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic that the UK Government’s aim of making “gigabit broadband” available to every home by 2025 “should be brought forward to 2023.” Ok.. how?

23rd March, 2020 (4 Comments)

Cable and full fibre ISP Virgin Media UK has today confirmed that they’ve just completed another network expansion of their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband and TV network to cover 2,300 extra homes and businesses in the Greater Manchester town of Bury.

23rd March, 2020 (3 Comments)

The FibreNation project, which is currently being acquired by Cityfibre from UK ISP TalkTalk for £200m (here), has today confirmed that 100,000+ homes and businesses across the Greater Manchester town of Bolton will be the next to benefit from their roll-out of a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network.

16th March, 2020 (3 Comments)

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has officially chosen UK ISP Virgin Media to deliver on their Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) project, which aims to deploy “up to” 2,700km of new Gigabit speed fibre network to serve 1,700 public sector sites across the city-region (up from the 1,300 originally proposed).

11th January, 2020 (13 Comments)

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has given its approval to the selection of a preferred bidder (due to be named within the next few weeks) to deliver on their Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) project, which originally aimed to deploy a 450km long Gigabit speed fibre network to serve 1,300 public sector sites.


17th October, 2019 (1 Comment)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association last night announced the winners of their 2019 awards event (The INCAs), which aims to recognise and celebrate the best alternative broadband network ISPs (altnets) from across the United Kingdom. Wins were scooped by Fastershire, Hyperoptic, Stirling Council and others.

inca award trophy 2018 by sean royce

27th September, 2019 (6 Comments)

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has today announced a shortlist of potential finalists for their forthcoming 2019 INCA Golds awards event, which aims to recognise and celebrate the best broadband alternative network ISPs (altnets) from across the United Kingdom.

indoor fibre optic splice openreach

10th September, 2019 (8 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that more than 45,000 premises in Salford (Greater Manchester) can now access their Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network, which has been deployed as part of their work to cover 4 million premises by March 2021 and possibly 15 million by around 2025.

fibre optic grey unsplash

30th August, 2019 (12 Comments)

Pure fibre optic broadband ISPs appear to be cropping up every month and today is no exception as we welcome F&W Networks into the club, which has an aspiration to deploy a new 100Mbps to 10Gbps symmetric speed capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to over 1 million UK homes and businesses by 2024.

virgin media small trench digger fibre

5th August, 2019 (9 Comments)

The piecemeal announcements continue today as UK ISP Virgin Media confirms that they’ve completed an extension of their 500Mbps+ capable “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband and TV network to 3,700 premises (homes and businesses) in the Tameside town of Hyde, Greater Manchester.

virgin media small trench digger fibre

15th July, 2019 (8 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has today announced that they’ve completed the rollout of their 500Mbps+ capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based DOCSIS / RFoG broadband and phone network to cover 4,000 extra homes in the Gorton area of Manchester.

virgin media engineer touching fibre optic wires

3rd July, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new wayleave (land access) agreement means that cable operator Virgin Media will now be able to extend their 500Mbps+ broadband and TV network to cover an additional 2,700 homes in the north of Manchester, which once completed will give them a total coverage in the metropolitan region of 714,000 premises.

tameside digital infrastructure cooperative fibre optic map uk

26th March, 2019 (3 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has today announced that they’ve joined the Tameside’s Digital Infrastructure Cooperative (TDIC), which should enable them to further extend their broadband network via commercial re-use of around 50km of existing local authority owned cable ducts and fibre optic cable.

vodafone 5g blast pod

19th February, 2019 (8 Comments)

Download speeds of up to 200Mbps have been seen after Vodafone UK added Manchester Airport to their public test sites for future 5G based Mobile Broadband technology. As a result travellers have been able to try ultrafast broadband speeds by connecting to the new network via WiFi.

manchester science partnerships turing house

7th January, 2019 (4 Comments)

Business ISP M247 (Metronet UK and Venus Business Communications), which offers a range of fibre optic and wireless broadband based connectivity solutions, has almost doubled its existing headquarters footprint to nearly 12,000sq ft at the Manchester Science Partnerships’ Turing House building.


3rd April, 2018 (1 Comment)

Telcom Networks has chosen the 160km long ‘The Loop‘ fibre optic network from Gamma to deliver multi-Gigabit broadband and Ethernet data speeds to potentially hundreds of businesses across Manchester. Initially only 15 prominent buildings in the city centre will be connected but many more should follow.

network and internet connections

29th August, 2017 (4 Comments)

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has announced that it will significantly reduce their 10GE and 100GE (Gigabit) port fees at its regional internet exchange in Manchester (IXManchester), which will come into effect from 1st October 2017 and save up to 39.3% on the cost.

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