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10th January, 2024 (5 Comments)

Alternative network provider and UK ISP Zzoomm is in the news for a second time today, albeit this time to celebrate the fact that their new gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in Shiplake (Oxfordshire), which only went live on 20th December 2023, has already exceeded a take-up rate of 20%.


25th November, 2023 (10 Comments)

The UK Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout scheme has today announced two new contracts, which sees ISP Gigaclear awarded £26.5m to cover around 10,000 rural premises in North and South Oxfordshire. At the same time, Connect Fibre has scooped a £16.5m deal to cover 6,000 premises in North East Staffordshire.

Airband UK ISP Logo 2022

26th October, 2023 (0 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP Airband, which aspires to reach 600,000 UK premises via a mix of Wireless and Full Fibre (FTTP) networks by the end of 2025, has recently launched a new Black Friday promotion that offers new customers their first four months of service for free – saving up to £220.

Zzoomm Street Works FTTP

13th October, 2023 (13 Comments)

Broadband ISP Zzoomm has reported that take-up of their multi-gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in one of their first locations to go live during early 2020, the Oxfordshire (England) town of Henley-on-Thames, has now hit 1 in 3 premises (roughly 33%) and growing.

Ardington Satellite Map from Google

14th August, 2023 (23 Comments)

Some 400 homes across the rural Oxfordshire (England) village of Ardington have been left disconnected from their broadband and phone services for almost two weeks, which occurred after criminals stole more than 500 metres of underground copper cable from Openreach’s local network.

Airband FTTP Engineer at Work

20th June, 2023 (4 Comments)

Alternative network provider Airband, which aims to cover 600,000 UK premises in rural areas via a mix of their wireless (FWA) and full fibre (FTTP) broadband networks by the end of 2025, has reportedly appointed restructuring firms AlixPartners and Houlihan Lokey to help find additional funding amid difficult conditions.

Gigaclear street cabinet fttp 2021 by David Harkis

24th May, 2023 (6 Comments)

Abingdon-based UK broadband ISP Gigaclear has expanded their street cabinet options in order to help serve smaller communities, with the first to benefit from this approach being five small villages in Oxfordshire (England) – Burford, Islip, Cassington, Tackley and Weston-on-the-Green.


21st March, 2023 (0 Comments)

Rural UK broadband ISP Gigaclear has announced that, as part of their £84 million investment to deploy a gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across Oxfordshire (England), the provider now expects to reach several thousand additional premises across four villages.

Oxford Netomnia Build Location

3rd August, 2022 (0 Comments)

Full Fibre network builder Netomnia – supported by broadband ISP partner YouFibre – has today added a second “major city” (after Liverpool) to their UK rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP / XGS-PON) network, which will see them invest £36m to cover 120,000 premises in Oxford (England).

Voneus Engineer Vans

5th April, 2022 (2 Comments)

Macquarie Capital backed UK ISP Voneus, which holds a “near term” plan to cover 100,000 homes in rural areas with their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network (here), has signed a new partnership with Glenevin Construction to reach 17,000 homes across Oxfordshire and Warwickshire in England.

Ecom Fibre Optic Trencher

8th March, 2022 (0 Comments)

After a long wait, UK ISP Ecom has finally started to connect the first properties in the rural Buckinghamshire (England) village of Wingrave – home to a local population of around 1,500 – to their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network.


5th February, 2022 (11 Comments)

The Broadband Delivery UK team have just published a new batch of Public Reviews (PR) and Open Market Reviews (OMR) for additional parts of England – mostly covered by Phase 2 of the Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout. Both aim to identify which areas need state aid support for future builds.


29th December, 2021 (16 Comments)

Alternative UK broadband ISP Swish Fibre, which is being backed by Fern Trading in its plan to build a new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP network across 250,000 premises in the Home Counties (here), has stepped in to rescue troubled provider People’s Fibre after they recently fell into administration.

Swish Fibre Engineer Outside Van

15th December, 2021 (11 Comments)

Smaller UK alternative network ISPs are increasingly starting to butt heads in some of the same areas. The latest example comes from the small market town of Thame in Oxfordshire (England), where Swish Fibre and Gigaclear have both started to go live with a new full fibre broadband network, within days of each other.

gigaclear manhole

5th November, 2021 (4 Comments)

Some 16,000 extra premises across rural parts of West Oxfordshire in England can now access a gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network after Gigaclear completed its local project, worth £21m, in the district. The area has now also achieved almost universal (99%+) coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps).


1st August, 2021 (13 Comments)

UK ISP Ecom, which is currently building a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to reach remote rural communities across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, has now managed to extend their fibre to reach homes in the villages of Hillesden and Steeple Claydon.

19th July, 2021 (9 Comments)

UK ISP Zzoomm has today confirmed that their new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network will next be expanded into the Berkshire (England) towns of Sandhurst and Crowthorne. The rollout is expected to cover 10,500 homes and businesses in the two locations.

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