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denver church broadband norfolk

18th October, 2019 (1 Comment)

Engineers from UK ISP Intouch Systems (aka – ITSwisp and WiSpire) have, after two years of preparation and waiting, made use of an agreement with the Church of England to deploy new antenna equipment that will boost a wireless broadband signal across the Norfolk village of Denver.


20th September, 2019 (1 Comment)

Alternative network UK ISP County Broadband, which last year raised £46 million in investment to help it roll-out a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the rural East of England region, has today begun the next phase of their build to cover 30 additional villages.

county broadband fttp cabinet fenced

17th July, 2019 (11 Comments)

Alternative network ISP County Broadband, which last year secured an investment of £46m to help it roll-out a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, claims to have identified 20 rural villages in South Norfolk and Breckland where they could extend their network in the near future.

b4rn trench dig 2019

30th January, 2019 (2 Comments)

Lancashire-based rural ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) has announced that they intend to almost double their staff count by hiring a further 20 people. The additional hires will help to grow their community built and funded 1Gbps FTTH network to reach more homes in the English countryside.

norfolk uk broadband map

4th December, 2018 (6 Comments)

The South Norfolk Council claims to have been successful in its ambition, which sought to be the first rural district in East Anglia to ensure that every home and business can order a broadband ISP connection with a minimum download speed of 10Mbps. But to get it you’ll have to sign-up with a wireless ISP.

b4rn ftth in snow

27th November, 2018 (3 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, which is deploying a community built and funded 1Gbps “full fibre” (FTTH) rural broadband network to homes in several counties, have taken the hopefully temporary decision not to process new EIS1 forms (Enterprise Investment Scheme) for investments made into the ISP.

marlingford norfolk uk google maps

26th November, 2018 (5 Comments)

A number of homes in the South Norfolk village of Marlingford were left without fixed line broadband and phone access for over two weeks after a car (Mini Cooper) crashed into one of Openreach’s (BT) local telegraph poles on 6th November, causing significant damage to both the pole and its underground cables.

itswisp 21 metre mast

23rd October, 2018 (18 Comments)

The South Norfolk Council‘s project with InTouch Systems (i.e. fixed wireless broadband ISP ITSwisp) to improve remote rural broadband connectivity has been criticised after it approved plans for a new 21 metre high mast, which is despite objections from locals in Bunwell who want an Openreach “fibre” solution.

b4rn fibre optic cable rolls

11th September, 2018 (14 Comments)

Plucky rural ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which has spent the past 6 years deploying a 1Gbps capable community built and funded “full fibre” (FTTH) broadband network to remote homes in several counties across England, looks set to hit their 5,000 connections target by around the end of this month.

b4rn east anglia build

28th March, 2018 (13 Comments)

At the end of last year the B4RN East Anglia (B4RNorfolk) ISP began construction of a new community built and funded “hyperfast” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network for rural villages in parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex (England). Today the first properties have been connected.


17th March, 2018 (2 Comments)

The rate of consolidation among UK fixed wireless broadband ISPs has picked up pace again after InTouch Systems, which operates a network across Norfolk and Suffolk via ITSwisp, announced that it had acquired wireless provider WiSpire that operates in the same region.

fibre optic cable trench uk

27th February, 2018 (5 Comments)

The Norfolk County Council in England will next Tuesday take a decision on how to fund a future phase of their Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) project, which could see them choosing to borrow £11m in order to help extend “superfast broadband” to 100% of premises “as soon as we can.”

virgin media coming soon engineers

22nd February, 2018 (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media appears to have paused their Project Lighting network expansion of ultrafast broadband and TV services in the Norfolk seaside town of Great Yarmouth, which had originally been due to reach 5,000 homes and businesses before the end of 2019.

b4rn east anglia network building and spade

14th December, 2017 (5 Comments)

The recently formed B4RN East Anglia (B4RNorfolk) ISP has this week gathered a group of volunteers to help mark the official start of construction on their new community built and funded 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network for rural Norfolk and Suffolk (England).


29th November, 2017 (2 Comments)

The South Norfolk Council has teamed up with local ISP InTouch Systems, which runs fixed wireless broadband provider ITSwisp, to help them deploy a new 10Mbps+ capable network to parts of the region that won’t benefit from the existing Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) project.

fibre optic cable spectrum colours

5th October, 2017 (1 Comment)

The Norfolk County Council (NCC) will next week debate the prospect of making a bid worth £13m to the UK Government’s new £200m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) programme, which could help to bring Gigabit class FTTP broadband services to public sector sites and businesses.

virgin media engineer street works

17th July, 2017 (0 Comments)

Some 5,000 extra homes and businesses in the Norfolk seaside town of Great Yarmouth are next on the list for Virgin Media’s £3bn network expansion (Project Lightning), which aims to roll-out cable TV and broadband speeds of up to 350Mbps (300Mbps for residential customers) to the area.

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