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15th June, 2018 (22 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has announced that they’ve completed a major extension of their ultrafast 350Mbps cable broadband ISP and TV network in Bangor (Northern Ireland), which began last year and can now reach an additional 24,000 premises.

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4th June, 2018 (20 Comments)

A new “independent” DotEcon study, which was commissioned by BT, has predicted that last year’s agreement to invest an additional £150m of state aid into improving the availability of “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) across Northern Ireland could result in economic, social and environmental benefits worth £1.2bn.

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11th May, 2018 (6 Comments)

Belfast-based ISP B4B Networks, which until now has largely focused upon serving business premises in Northern Ireland, has hinted that they could soon build their own “full fibre” FTTP/H style “ultrafast” broadband network to homes and businesses in certain parts of the UK.

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1st May, 2018 (3 Comments)

A new FN Research survey commissioned by BT has reported that 60% of people in Northern Ireland would be put off from moving into a new house if it suffered from “poor or slow broadband“. Similarly 63% said that having “fibre broadband” (FTTC / FTTP) in their household was very important.

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30th April, 2018 (7 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published an update to last year’s annual Connected Nations report, which uses more recent data from 2018 to provide the latest coverage statistics for UK mobile and fixed line broadband networks. For example, “full fibre” (FTTH/P) now reaches 4% (1.2 million premises).

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25th April, 2018 (1 Comment)

Last year the Conservative UK government agreed to hand £75m per year (over two years) to “help provide ultra-fast broadband” (100Mbps+) across Northern Ireland, which formed part of a political deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in order to secure the support of their 10 MPs.

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19th April, 2018 (2 Comments)

A curious new report from BroadbandChoices has claimed that only 12 out of the 391 UK councils analysed have reached 95% coverage of “superfast broadband” and the worst is allegedly West Dunbartonshire (Scotland), which suffers from only 11% coverage. Except it’s completely wrong.

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10th April, 2018 (43 Comments)

A new study has estimated that around 4.1% of premises in the United Kingdom are likely to be affected by full to capacity FTTC (VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” street cabinets on Openreach’s (BT) network, which is up from 3% last year. Related premises may be unable to order the faster ISP service.

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9th April, 2018 (16 Comments)

An independent model has estimated that the coverage of fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom has grown slightly from 94.7% in December 2017 (here) to 95.1% at the end of March 2018, with most of the increase being fuelled by publicly funded projects.

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6th April, 2018 (6 Comments)

The Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has written to First Trust Bank, Ulster Bank and Danske Bank in the hope of encouraging them to help invest in improvements to local broadband connectivity. Recently online banking has become much more important due to the closure of local branches.

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29th January, 2018 (60 Comments)

Completed on time. The Government has today confirmed that an estimated 95% of the United Kingdom can now access a 24Mbps+ capable fixed line “superfast broadband” network as a result of their national £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK programme, but many gaps remain.

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24th January, 2018 (4 Comments)

Mobile operators EE and Vodafone have top of Tutela Technologies latest crowd-sourced study of Mobile Network Operator (MNO) performance in the United Kingdom for Q4 2017, which focused heavily on 4G and 3G based Mobile Broadband speeds and latency etc.

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17th January, 2018 (4 Comments)

Derry-based fixed wireless ISP Beacon Broadband has been offered £48,000 by Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) to help fuel the creation of 12 new jobs, which will support the expansion of their network in Northern Ireland via additional engineers, support staff and management roles.

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8th January, 2018 (32 Comments)

The most recent independent data for Q4 reveals that the United Kingdom ended 2017 with fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks having covered 94.7% of premises (94.3% if you define superfast as 30Mbps+), which suggests that the Government has hit their 95% target.

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15th December, 2017 (7 Comments)

The Connected Nations 2017 report has today been published by Ofcom, which reveals a huge rise in the availability of fixed line 300Mbps+ “ultrafast broadband” services to 36% of the UK (up from 2% last year). Elsewhere 4% (1.1 million premises) still cannot receive speeds of 10Mbps+ (down from 6%).

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16th November, 2017 (13 Comments)

BT has today unveiled a £20 million commercial investment for Northern Ireland, which will enable them to deploy “ultrafast broadband” services to a further 140,000 homes and businesses by March 2019. This will “predominantly” involve their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

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8th October, 2017 (18 Comments)

The latest independent data to September 2017 has estimated that “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) capable fixed line networks now cover 93.9% of premises in the United Kingdom (96.6% if you include all “fibre based” lines of any speed inc. sub-24Mbps), with Wales and Scotland both touching completion.

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