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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.”

virgin media van 540px

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.

fibre broadband is here cabinet

29th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

The iNorthumberland programme in England has this week celebrated the completion of their first Broadband Deliver UK contract, which has expanded the availability of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to more than 52,500 extra homes and businesses in the county.

engineer openreach working on fttc street cabinet

6th June, 2016 (3 Comments)

It’s been a year since BT and the Northumberland County Council signed a £4.1m deal (phase 2 extension contract) to further expand the reach of their “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) FTTC/P network to 95% of local premises by the end of 2017. Today we’ve learnt which areas will be the first to benefit.


5th May, 2016 (37 Comments)

Homes and businesses in the remote rural Northumberland (England) village of Coanwood, which is home to around 200 people, have become the latest to benefit from BT’s hybrid Microwave (radio) and VDSL based ‘up to’ 80Mbps Wireless-to-the-Cabinet (WTTC) broadband technology.

openreach engineers pulling fibre optic cable duct

5th June, 2015 (0 Comments)

The Northumberland County Council and BT have today signed a second contract worth £4.1m to improve local “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) coverage by putting the service within reach of an additional 3,000 homes and businesses by 2017, which will complement the original £18.9m contract.

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