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13th June, 2024 (0 Comments)

Mobile network operator O2 (Virgin Media) has today continued to boost the provider’s 4G and 5G mobile (mobile broadband) capacity across the UK by expanding their ongoing roll-out of small cells into Manchester city centre, which is being supported by agreements with both Freshwave and Manchester City Council.


6th June, 2024 (6 Comments)

Alternative network operator and UK ISP Brsk has today announced that their roll-out of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network is being extended to include 60,000 premises across St Helens in Merseyside, and neighbouring Ashton-in-Makerfield in Wigan, Greater Manchester.

Brsk Build Map for Ashton-under-Lyne 2024

31st May, 2024 (8 Comments)

Alternative network operator and UK broadband ISP Brsk have put part of their plan to roll-out a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the market town of Ashton (Tameside, Greater Manchester) and Dukinfield under review, which comes after locals raised concerns over the provider’s use of poles for part of the build.


29th May, 2024 (5 Comments)

A woman in Burnage has been successful in getting broadband network operator IX Wireless to move one of their poles (masts). The move occurred after she complained that it had been installed “without warning” next to her house and that staff had allegedly become “really weird and abusive on the phone” when she complained.

IX Wireless Mast in Blackburn

16th May, 2024 (10 Comments)

The Bolton Council in Greater Manchester (England) has revealed that they’re taking enforcement action against broadband network operator IX Wireless, which is accused of installing antenna equipment on their pole (mast) erections without consultation or consent from the local authority.

RETN UK and Europe Network Map 2024

14th May, 2024 (0 Comments)

Eurasian focused network operator RETN, which proclaims itself to be the UK’s number one IP transit provider, has today announced that they’ve expanded their fibre connectivity to Manchester, which they say will bring “lightning-fast, secure, and high-availability internet to ISPs and enterprises in the city“.

Freedom Fibre cabinet painted for art

29th April, 2024 (3 Comments)

Alternative network operator Freedom Fibre, which has already rolled out their full fibre (FTTP) gigabit broadband ISP network to cover 300,000 UK premises and aspires to cover 2 million in the future, has engaged local artists and school children in the Irlam (Salford) area to help give their street cabinets a colourful lick of paint.

St Michael’s Manchester

18th January, 2024 (0 Comments)

Alternative network operator Telcom (ClearFibre, WeFibre, HyperCity etc.), which via its UK brands is building various 10Gbps capable “full fibre” broadband and Ethernet networks across the Midlands and North West of England, has won a deal to deploy their network to cover businesses at the future £400m St Michael’s site in Manchester.

20th October, 2023 (13 Comments)

Broadband ISP and UK network builder Brsk, which is deploying their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the Midlands and beyond (rollout plan), has today revealed that they’re launching their own co-branded pay TV product powered by Netgem’s IPTV platform.


14th October, 2023 (23 Comments)

Network operator IX Wireless, which is building a new UK fibre-fed fixed wireless broadband network – supported by ISP 6Gi (not related to 6G mobile technology), appears close to expanding their existing roll-out into Tameside (Greater Manchester) after it applied to Oldham council for 29 poles to be installed, each 15 metres high.

Freedom Fibre Female Engineer with Tablet

15th September, 2023 (2 Comments)

Alternative broadband operator Freedom Fibre, which aims to cover over 2 million premises in England and Wales with their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network – supported by UK ISP TalkTalk, has in recent weeks and months added two new towns in the Greater Manchester area to their build plan – Walkden and Atherton.


21st August, 2023 (11 Comments)

Broadband ISP and network operator Brsk, which has so far built their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover 266,000 UK premises – mostly around the Midlands (rollout plan), has today secured an “additional” £156m debt investment from funds managed by existing investor Ares.


31st March, 2023 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK, specifically its business division, has today launched £300,000 worth of “free connectivity grants” for small businesses (SME) in Manchester and Birmingham, which follows new research that found better biz connectivity could contribute over £5bn a year to the local economies.

Brsk Engineer Working on Racks

30th March, 2023 (4 Comments)

Broadband ISP and UK network builder Brsk has today announced their relatively young gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network has managed to sign-up 1,000 customers on their Manchester deployment, which is double the 500 they had in December 2022.

IX Wireless Mast in Blackburn

8th March, 2023 (21 Comments)

Blackburn-based network operator IX Wireless, which is building a new gigabit-capable wireless broadband network for UK ISP 6G Internet (NOT related to 6G mobile), has faced criticism after over a hundred residents in part of Bolton came out to protest against their installation of another 15 metre high metal pole (mast).


27th February, 2023 (3 Comments)

Network builder Freedom Fibre, which aims to cover over 2 million UK premises with their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network and is being supported by ISP TalkTalk, has awarded thousands of pounds worth of grants to 13 local community schemes in some of the areas where their new infrastructure is being built.

FreedomFibre Van Parked in Lane

16th December, 2022 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk Business (TTB) has announced that they’ve formed a “strategic partnership” with alternative network provider Freedom Fibre, which is currently rolling out a new wholesale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and Ethernet network across parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Shropshire and North Wales.

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