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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.

Virgin Media O2 Engineer Working Inside FTTP Cabinet

23rd May, 2024 (1 Comment)

Network operator nexfibre has just expanded their 2Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) broadband network, alongside partner UK ISP Virgin Media (VMO2), to cover an additional 24,000 premises in the Merseyside (England) borough of Wirral.

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11th March, 2024 (6 Comments)

The local authority for the Merseyside (England) town of St Helens, which is home to a population of around 103,000, has notified ISPreview of a new digital infrastructure project that aims to invest £2.5m to deploy a fibre optic network to support businesses across the town centre with gigabit-capable broadband.


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1st March, 2024 (56 Comments)

The recent dispute between residents in the seaside town of Southport (Merseyside) and Openreach reached UK parliament yesterday, with the local Conservative MP, Damien Moore, claiming that an alleged “whistleblower” had revealed that the broadband builder was sidestepping its own rules on pole deployments.

23rd February, 2024 (1 Comment)

The LCR Connect network, which is a £32m joint venture that has rolled out a new 214km long full-fibre (broadband and Ethernet) network across much of the Liverpool City Region, has today become fully operational and made multi-gigabit speed internet connections available to more than 28,000 businesses.

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16th February, 2024 (99 Comments)

Angry residents living on Griffiths Drive in Southport (England) have used their cars to block access to the street in an effort to prevent Openreach from deploying poles. The new infrastructure is necessary in order for the operator to deploy their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based gigabit broadband ISP network.



13th December, 2023 (35 Comments)

Police have been called in after vandals caused “extensive” damage to part of Netomnia’s (supported by UK ISP YouFibre) new full fibre broadband network in Liverpool, where the operator is currently investing £39 million on a large deployment project. But thankfully only a few customers have felt the impact.


25th April, 2023 (1 Comment)

Network operator Freedom Fibre, which aims to cover over 2 million premises in England and Wales with their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network – supported by UK ISP TalkTalk, has today added three new neighbouring towns along the Wirral Peninsula in Cheshire and Merseyside to their rollout plan.

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13th March, 2023 (0 Comments)

The High Court (King’s Bench Divison) has once again blocked a questionable crowd-funded legal challenge by the Action Against 5G campaign, which had been attempting to disrupt the UK rollout of 5G (mobile broadband) over fears that the government was being “unlawful” in “failing to protect the public from the health risks from 5G.“


27th February, 2023 (19 Comments)

Network operator Netomnia – supported by UK ISP YouFibre – appears to have started to put more focus on extending their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) broadband lines into large residential buildings (Multi-Dwelling Units), with MDUs in Liverpool expected to see quite a bit of work.


2nd July, 2022 (2 Comments)

Some 150 businesses based on the Sci-Tech Daresbury site have become the first to benefit from a new 212km full fibre broadband and Ethernet network called LCR Connect, which is being built as part of a £30m project backed by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, ITS Technology and NGE.

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9th June, 2022 (6 Comments)

CityFibre has today broken the first ground on their £30m investment to deploy a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across the large town and borough of St Helens in Merseyside (England), which aims to cover most of the local homes and businesses by 2025.



19th May, 2022 (19 Comments)

Network builder Netomnia – supported by UK broadband ISP YouFibre – has today announced their first deployment across a major city, which will see them invest £39m to cover homes and businesses across Liverpool (Merseyside) with a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.


2nd December, 2021 (1 Comment)

Alternative network operator Freedom Fibre, which recently received a funding boost from UK ISP TalkTalk (here) and is busy building a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to homes in semi-rural parts of North England, has just added four new towns across Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester to their plans.

8th November, 2021 (6 Comments)

Business ISP Baltic Broadband, which typically offers a mix of fixed wireless and full fibre broadband to firms in the Liverpool area, has introduced an unusual new product called the ‘Baltic Backpack‘ – designed to be introduced to tackle areas of slow or failed broadband, seemingly by harnessing multiple cellular networks.

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30th July, 2021 (0 Comments)

The High Court has blocked a highly questionable crowd-funded legal challenge by the Action Against 5G campaign, which had been attempting to disrupt the rollout of ultrafast 5G (mobile broadband) services over fears that “radio-frequency radiation from masts and wireless devices puts health and life at risk.“


25th February, 2021 (0 Comments)

The ITS Technology group is to lead a new consortium, which includes the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and NGE, that will invest £30 million in order to rollout a new 212km long gigabit-capable “full fibre” network across the Liverpool City Region so as to “create jobs and boost key sectors.”

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