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21st June, 2018 (3 Comments)

The trade body for Three UK, Vodafone, O2 and EE (Mobile UK) and National Parks England have today come together to announce a “landmark agreement“, which aims to help boost the roll-out of new mobile infrastructure (4G) while still “respecting the beauty and sensitivity of the nation’s national parks.”

united kingdom digital connectivity

20th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

The UK Minister of State for Digital, Margot James MP, yesterday reaffirmed the government’s commitment to a Gigabit “full fibre” (FTTP) future and also called on ISPs to “pass on [the] benefit” from Ofcom’s recent wholesale market reviews in order to improve the take-up of “superfast broadband.”

wireless_rural_uk_mast

20th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) and National Farmers Union (NFU) have today updated their existing wayleave framework for ISPs, which was first agreed in 2013 (here) and has now been revised to help “speed up rural broadband roll-out” and reflect recent changes in UK law.

10Mbps broadband uk uso usc

19th June, 2018 (32 Comments)

Ofcom has today formally invited UK ISPs to express their interest in becoming suppliers for the new Universal Service Obligation (USO), which from 2020 will make it possible for anybody in a slow speed area to request a minimum broadband download speed of 10Mbps+ (1Mbps upload).

censorship online

19th June, 2018 (6 Comments)

The European Parliament will tomorrow vote on a reformed Copyright Directive, which among other things features provisions mandating online platforms to install automated upload filters that many fear could result in significant “over-blocking” of lawful content (censorship) and restrictions on news linking.

uk church in burghill

16th June, 2018 (6 Comments)

The UK government’s new accord with churches, which was supposed to make it easier for church spires to be used by network providers in order to help spread faster broadband and mobile across rural areas, has reportedly only made sluggish progress due to disputes over hefty access charges etc.

bt openreach uk engineers van

14th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

Openreach has today been deemed by the national UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, to be making “satisfactory” progress in most but not all areas with their on-going efforts to become a distinct company away from BT, which follows last year’s agreement to legally separate the operator’s network access division.

wales north uk growth bid

14th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

New information suggests that around £56m from the proposed £383.4m North Wales Growth Bid could be invested (over a period of between 5 to 15 years) in order to help expand the availability of Gigabit and “ultrafast” capable “full fibre” (FTTP) style broadband networks in the country’s northern half.

london city 2017 uk

13th June, 2018 (6 Comments)

The Mayor of London UK, Sadiq Khan, has published a new roadmap that aims to build the “smartest city in the world” and to improve its digital connectivity. The measures will grow public WiFi hotspots, support 5G Mobile networks and make “full fibre” (FTTH/P) ultrafast broadband available to all new build homes.

united kingdom coloured counties map

12th June, 2018 (8 Comments)

Approximately 20 of the Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK projects with BT (Openreach) and other ISPs are understood to be “in default” due to a shortfall in the operator’s expected deployment of new fixed line “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) infrastructure, but the overall picture is more positive.

internet_united_kingdom

11th June, 2018 (11 Comments)

The UK Government’s Security Minister, Ben Wallace, has called for a new system of Digital IDs in order to end “mob rule” on the internet by preventing people from being able to “hide behind anonymity” online. You know, like Russia, Syria and China have tried repeatedly to do. Should we be more like them?

virgin media digger cable uk engineers

11th June, 2018 (13 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media has taken the unusual decision to sue Durham County Council (England) in the hope that doing so will enable them to lay new fibre optic cable along grass verges and without having to pay “hefty” fees per metre. The case will test the recently revised Electronic Communications Code (ECC).

european union flag

6th June, 2018 (7 Comments)

The European Commission has approved a new Electronic Communications Code (ECC) that could boost investment in “full fibre” (FTTP/H) and 5G mobile. At the same time a new report from the European Court of Auditors confirms that their original target for “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) take-up will be missed.

router led lights

6th June, 2018 (75 Comments)

The House of Lords was yesterday given the opportunity to debate the Government’s new 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for fixed line broadband (implemented from 2020). Perhaps unsurprisingly they trashed it, while also calling for a “more ambitious” minimum speed of 30Mbps.

cityfibre_northampton_dig

4th June, 2018 (0 Comments)

Network builder Cityfibre and UK ISP MLL Telecom have opened up their new 24km long Gigabit fibre optic broadband and Ethernet infrastructure to local businesses in the city of Stirling (Scotland). The network has been live since last year (here) but initially it was only open to public sector sites (Public Service Network).

optical glass fibre cable threads

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.

cityfibre street works fibre optic dig

31st May, 2018 (11 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today claimed to have won the first contract under the UK Government’s new £190m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) challenge fund, which will see them working with West Sussex County Council to provide Gigabit FTTP broadband ISP connectivity to 9 urban areas within the council’s jurisdiction.

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