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19th December, 2019 (17 Comments)

The Scottish Government has informed ISPreview.co.uk that LOT 1 of their £600m R100 (Reaching 100%) project, which recently approved BT as the “preferred bidder” and aims to extend “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks to “as many premises as possible“, has become the subject of a legal challenge by Gigaclear.

19th December, 2019 (34 Comments)

The Queen has today, for the second time since October, carried out the annual State Opening of Parliament, which repeated roughly the same list of Government policy plans as her prior visit. Once again this included planned legislation to support the UK roll-out of Gigabit broadband and internet safety related regulation.

19th December, 2019 (3 Comments)

Cityfibre has today confirmed our October report (here), which revealed that Portsmouth City Council had awarded them the £3.8m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) contract to rollout a new “gigabit-capable” Ethernet and broadband network to c.200 public sector sites – both in and around the south coast city.

18th December, 2019 (0 Comments)

London-focused UK ISP Community Fibre has signed a new wayleave agreement with Sutton Council and the related Sutton Housing Partnership (SHP), which will enable their Gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to reach local residents in thousands of council-owned and private homes.

18th December, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has announced that the publicly funded Connected Communities (ConCom) wireless network, which since 2005 has been bringing slow broadband speeds of up to 4Mbps to the remote rural Outer Hebrides of Scotland, is set to close in March 2020.

17th December, 2019 (5 Comments)

The Gloucestershire and Herefordshire UK councils appear to be on the verge of agreeing a new £14m Broadband Strategy for their joint Fastershire project, which will run until the end of 2022 and aims to extend the reach of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks into some of the most poorly served parts of both counties.

16th December, 2019 (4 Comments)

The Department for the Economy has issued a small update on their long-in-gestation £165m Project Stratum scheme, which after two consultations has finally confirmed that some 97,000 premises are eligible to be upgraded with a “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) network under their future roll-out programme.

16th December, 2019 (0 Comments)

The UK Government has today approved fibre optic connectivity provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms (SSEET) as a supplier under the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) RM6095 agreement, which means that they’re now eligible to provide public sector buyers with “Gigabit-capable” connectivity services.

14th December, 2019 (23 Comments)

Yesterday saw the Conservative party return to power after securing a large majority in the 2019 UK General Election. In response broadband ISPs have politely welcomed the “new” government but have called upon PM Boris Johnson to get on with the job of implementing his commitment to gigabit connectivity for all by 2025.

12th December, 2019 (2 Comments)

Fibre optic operator Cityfibre, which is currently in the process of investing £2.5bn in order to deploy a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover 5 million premises across 60 UK cities and towns by the end of 2025, has today signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC).

11th December, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business focused UK ISP MLL Telecom has today been awarded a new contract by the Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council (BCP) in Dorset to overhaul and consolidate three existing public sector network infrastructures (Wide Area Networks), totalling 83 sites, into one unified network.

10th December, 2019 (21 Comments)

The Chichester District Council (CDC) in West Sussex (England) has confirmed their intention to enter into a new agreement with Cityfibre, which will see the operator extend their roll-out of a new “full fibre” Ethernet and broadband network in the cathedral city in order to help it cover a further 50 public sector sites.

10th December, 2019 (14 Comments)

Rural full fibre broadband ISP Gigaclear has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they are now in the final stages of piecing together the next phase of a revised commercial rollout plan for Devon and Somerset (England). Assuming all goes to plan then this could be finalised before the end of Q1 2020.

9th December, 2019 (30 Comments)

The owner of a £2.95m 30th floor apartment in The Heron (Barbican, London), 70 year old travel boss Stephen Shalson, is suing the building’s owners – Heron Residences LLP – for £97,300 after he moved in to find that the property didn’t have good broadband, which forced him to get online via external locations instead (cafes etc.).

7th December, 2019 (23 Comments)

A new study from consumer magazine Which? has claimed that people living in 36% of UK constituency areas (236 of the 650 total) do not have access to “decent 4G [mobile] or broadband” services. The study was based on old data from Ofcom and found that areas in rural Scotland and Wales bore the brunt of the problem.

6th December, 2019 (11 Comments)

The Scottish Government‘s £600m R100 (Reaching 100%) contract with BT (here and here), which originally aspired to make “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) ISP networks available to “every single premises in Scotland” by the end of 2021 and is already running a year behind schedule, may allegedly not complete until late 2024.

3rd December, 2019 (4 Comments)

The incumbent broadband ISP for Hull and East Yorkshire (England), KCOM, last night scooped the 2019 European Broadband Award for “Quality and affordability of services,” which predominantly reflected their £85m effort to roll-out a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across their patch.

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