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23rd July, 2024 (1 Comment)

The Northumberland County Council (NCC) in Northern England and mobile operator Vodafone UK have revealed that, thanks to the aid of bin lorries, they’ve been able to confirm that their network coverage improved in the county after 3G was retired in February 2024. Mobile signals now reach 92% of the county (up from 89%) and mobile broadband speeds improved by 10%.

Internet Danger Websites with Scam Ads and Malware

28th June, 2024 (0 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council (NCC) in England has put out a general warning to residents after observing a rise in “broadband-related cyber fraud“, which occurs when scammers attempt to impersonate your ISP in order to steal financial data and money. Some 68% of the reported victims have collectively lost £12.57k to this scam alone.

GoFibre team members at Tayport Harbour

17th June, 2024 (5 Comments)

Edinburgh-based network builder and ISP GoFibre (BorderLink), which is rolling out a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across rural parts of North England and the Scottish Borders, has today announced that they’ve passed a key milestone by covering “more than” 100,000 premises with their new infrastructure.



11th June, 2024 (2 Comments)

Community UK ISP B4RN (Broadband 4 the Rural North), which typically works with volunteers inside rural villages across England to help deploy their 10Gbp speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, has officially begun the next phase of their expansion – taking them further into Northumberland and County Durham.

vodafone mast 4g SRN

16th April, 2024 (37 Comments)

Mobile network analyst firm Streetwave and the Northumberland County Council (NCC) in England have released the findings of an interesting study that monitored the effects of Vodafone’s recent 3G switch-off in the region. The study found this resulted in a small to modest boost in 4G/5G coverage and mobile broadband performance.

Stocksfield UK Village Google Map Overview

2nd April, 2024 (1 Comment)

The Fusion Fibre Group (formerly FACTCO), which is a rural ISP and UK full fibre network builder, has announced that their much delayed deployment across the small commuter village of Stocksfield in Northumberland (this also includes homes in Mickley) has finally started to go live after suffering three years of “unexpected hurdles“.



19th March, 2024 (4 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP Alncom have this morning announced that the Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) has approved a new project, which will see them extend their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network further into the north of Alnwick area in Northumberland (England).

Virgin Media O2 Engineers Digging Trench

27th February, 2024 (10 Comments)

Broadband ISP Virgin Media UK (VMO2), supported by UK network operator nexfibre, have today announced that more than 12,000 extra homes and businesses in the Northumberland (England) town and civil parish of Blyth can now access their new 2Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) broadband services.

B4RN Laying Fibre in Snowy Field - Official Twitter

24th January, 2024 (2 Comments)

Community ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which since 2011 has been working with volunteers to deploy a new 10Gbps full fibre (FTTP) network across rural parts of England, has secured a key grant of £66,000 from the Ray Wind Farm to help their network extend across more of the Barrasford area in Northumberland.


Stocksfield UK Village Google Map Overview

8th January, 2024 (7 Comments)

Three years have now passed since UK broadband ISP FACTCO confirmed that it would be deploying their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the small commuter village of Stocksfield in the south of Northumberland (England), but so far not a single property in the community has gone live.


21st December, 2023 (0 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP GoFibre (BorderLink) has announced that they’ve completed their first phase of build under the £7.3m state-aid supported Project Gigabit broadband rollout contract for North Northumberland (England), which has seen their network cover more than 1,100 hard-to-reach homes in three areas.

Alncom Engineers and Vehicles in Field

11th December, 2023 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP Alncom has announced that they’ve just added a another 350 properties to the coverage of their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in rural Northumberland (England), which occurred after they extended their existing fibre in the village of Lowick to cater for the holiday site of Barmoor Castle Country Park.


Alncom engineering vehicle splashing through water - PR Twitter Oct 2023

20th November, 2023 (1 Comment)

Deploying a gigabit-capable full fibre broadband ISP network across a remote and sparse rural area in the UK is no cheap or easy task, but alternative network operator Alncom are now celebrating after they largely completed one of their most challenging builds to date in Northumerland’s (England) Breamish valley area.


31st October, 2023 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP Alncom has announced that they’ve begun the next phase of expanding their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across their home town of Alnwick, which is now working to cover the Barresdale, Windsor Gardens, Cedar Grove and Fairfields areas (parts of these are already live).

30th October, 2023 (7 Comments)

Infracapital-backed broadband ISP Fibrus, which is building a 10Gbps capable full fibre (FTTP) network across Northern Ireland and North England, has today expanded their collaboration with Amazon’s eero mesh WiFi devices by “[offering] customers eero Built-in capable routers” at no extra cost and a FREE echo dot (5th gen).

Fibrus Digger Trenching Soft Verge

30th August, 2023 (6 Comments)

Infracapital-backed ISP Fibrus, which is rolling out a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across Northern Ireland and the North of England, has today revealed that their network now covers 300,000 premises (up from 250k in March) and is home to 50,000 customers (up from 36,000).

telegraph pole engineer ascent

23rd August, 2023 (6 Comments)

Homes in the tiny rural Northumberland (England) villages of Kirkheaton, Wallridge and surrounding communities have been told that it could be up to 3 weeks before their Openreach based broadband and phone services are fully back online. The situation follows a two-week outage that hit Kirkheaton during Storm Arwen in early 2022.

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