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14th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

Some 400 properties (homes and businesses) in the Northumberland coastal village of Cambois are set to gain access to a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which is thanks to a new partnership between the council-run iNorthumberland project and UK ISP FACTCO (Ecodial).

fibre optic red and blue broadband cables 2018

2nd September, 2020 (8 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council look set to approve an investment of £537,000 via the Government’s £200m Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) programme, which will help 18 additional primary schools in rural parts of the county to get an “ultrafast gigabit capable” broadband ISP connection installed.

13th July, 2020 (11 Comments)

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), which represents Newcastle, North Tyneside (Tyne and Wear) and Northumberland, has announced that BT have secured the contract to deploy a new gigabit-capable “full fibre” broadband and Ethernet network to help connect 271 public sector sites (council offices, libraries, NHS etc.).

24th June, 2020 (5 Comments)

A recent update on the planned £350m Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal has confirmed that internet slowspots in Northumberland and Cumbria (England) will “shortly” be able to take advantage of a new £4m Digital Borderlands Voucher Scheme, which will enable locals to access bigger vouchers to help install gigabit broadband.

21st February, 2020 (0 Comments)

Rural ISP Alncom has extended their own mix of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) based connectivity in order bring a gigabit-capable broadband network to some remote homes, farms and businesses on the large Raby Estate in County Durham, England.

6th February, 2020 (8 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council in England appears to be proposing a new plan to the UK Government, which – if funding can be secured – would see the local authority using their own skills and resources to help dig new “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP networks into remote rural communities (inc. installations direct to homes).

23rd January, 2020 (6 Comments)

UK ISP Virgin Media has today completed an extension of their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband and TV network to cover 1,200 premises in the Northumberland town of Cramlington, which is home to around 30,000 people and resides just 9 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne.

fibre optic blue light abstract 2017

23rd July, 2019 (8 Comments)

The UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme has approved a £12m bid from the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), which will support the rollout of a new Gigabit capable fibre optic network to public sector sites across rural parts of Newcastle, North Tyneside (Tyne and Wear) and Northumberland.

red fibre optic cable blast 2017

6th June, 2019 (2 Comments)

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), which represents Newcastle, North Tyneside (Tyne and Wear) and Northumberland, has put its support behind a £12 million bid for funding from the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) programme that could help to spread Gigabit connectivity into rural areas.

openreach 2017 rural telegraph pole engineer

13th March, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council in England has approved a new voucher scheme, which is designed to help alternative network (AltNet) ISPs to Openreach (BT) to access public funding in order to roll-out “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) to premises that have not been covered by the existing project (i.e. rural areas).


5th December, 2018 (0 Comments)

The North of Tyne Combined Authority has announced that it will bid for £12m of public funding from Wave 3 of the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) fund, which could be used to extend “ultrafast broadband” (e.g. FTTP) ISP networks to connect “tens of thousands of local homes and businesses.”

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12th January, 2018 (11 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council in England has said it is “disappointed” after being informed that Virgin Media had decided to “halt plans” for expanding their ultrafast cable broadband and TV network into the rural county. At present the operator has virtually no presence in the area.


29th August, 2017 (9 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council, which is currently working with Openreach (BT) to expand the coverage of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) connectivity to 95% of local premises by the end of 2017, has launched a new £2.2m community fund that could benefit a further 2,000 premises.

alncom wireless broadband station

18th August, 2017 (0 Comments)

Residents living around the rural Northumberland areas of Fontburn, Nunnykirk, Forestburn Gate, Rothley, Longwitton and Harwood are starting to benefit after a joint effort between the community, council, Northumbrian Water and ISP Alncom resulted in a new broadband network.

mole plough bt

6th June, 2017 (38 Comments)

Mole ploughs to fishing rods, those are just some of the methods that Openreach (BT) have been using to roll-out “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) across Northumberland. The operator has today also revealed that 1Gbps capable FTTP “will make up the vast majority” of their future deployment.

street cabinet fttc fibre broadband

20th March, 2017 (5 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council in England has confirmed that a third extension contract worth £6.4 million has been signed with Openreach (BT), which will enable an additional 3,200 homes and businesses to access their FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network.

openreach bt engineers struggle with fttc broadband cabinet

11th January, 2017 (0 Comments)

The iNorthumberland project in England, which last June 2016 hit the 90% coverage target for “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) or 95% if you include the sub-24Mbps “fibre” footprint (here), has now begun to expand under the £4.1m Phase 2 extension deal that will reach 3,700 extra premises.

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