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25th November, 2020 (24 Comments)

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has today published his 2020 Spending Review and in so doing has kicked off the new £5bn UK Gigabit Broadband Programme, which previously aimed to ensure that “every home” could access a 1Gbps capable connection by the end of 2025 but now expects a “minimum” of 85% coverage by that date.

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7th November, 2020 (48 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK appears to have confirmed that its £70m business process outsourcing contract with Capita, which was signed in late 2016 as part of a 7-year deal to improve sales and customer support (among other things), has been scrapped 2 years early following allegations of poor performance.

31st October, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new Fife-based “full fibre” broadband ISP called Gigaloch (Optilec) has recently surfaced, which appears to have plans to deploy their own gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural parts of the United Kingdom, albeit seemingly focused more on England and Scotland.

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30th October, 2020 (27 Comments)

UK ISP BT has just issued their first biannual report on the progress they’ve made toward delivering the 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband, which highlights some of the known challenges. Overall they’ve so far handled 9,000 applications and 512 confirmed orders, resulting in a USO build for 4,000+ homes.

23rd October, 2020 (8 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today linked their new Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS) to the UK’s Rural Gigabit Connectivity (RGC) programme in order to significantly boost the value of their vouchers, which expands the pot up to £8,500 for SMEs and up to £6,500 for homes.

21st October, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new demand-led project is being established by consultancy firm Destination Digital that aims to deploy a gigabit-capable broadband network across the Strathspey is the area in Scotland (Highlands), which would stretch from Aviemore in the west to Aberlour in the east.

20th October, 2020 (2 Comments)

Network builder Cityfibre UK has today announced that they’ve started the construction phase of a new £40m project to rollout their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTH) broadband ISP network across the coastal city of Dundee, which sits on the Firth of Tay estuary in eastern Scotland and is home to around 150,000 people.

15th October, 2020 (17 Comments)

Ofcom has this morning opened an investigation to examine whether or not BT is complying with their obligations under the new UK Universal Service Obligation (USO), which requires them to help deliver at least a 10Mbps broadband download speed, upon request, to those in poorly served areas.

14th October, 2020 (0 Comments)

The new £4m Digital Borderlands Voucher Scheme has recently gone live for rural homes across Cumbria and Northumberland in England, which means that areas with slower (sub-30Mbps) broadband speeds can now apply for bigger vouchers to help them get a gigabit-capable broadband ISP connection installed.

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9th October, 2020 (45 Comments)

The UK Government’s Digital Minister, Matt Warman, has called on Ofcom and BT to find a “resolution” to the situation with the new Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband, which results in some homes being quoted tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds to get a 10Mbps+ capable ISP connection.

7th October, 2020 (2 Comments)

Fixed wireless and full fibre ISP Lothian Broadband, which covers rural parts of East Lothian and Mid Lothian in Scotland, has acquired the entire issued share capital of rival provider Highland Wireless (Highland Wireless & IT Solutions), which operates much further north and covers around 4,000 premises (see image).

30th September, 2020 (9 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their annual 2020 Communications Market Report (CMR), which reveals the latest information about the take-up, revenue and impact of fixed line broadband, phone, mobile, TV and radio services across the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

17th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

The Scottish Government (SG) has today announced a new funding package of £4 million, which will be used to establish a new “national network of hubs” – S5GConnect Hubs – to help accelerate the adoption of ultrafast 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) technology across Scotland.

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14th September, 2020 (4 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre UK has today entered into a new partnership with Renfrewshire Council, which will see them invest £40 million to roll-out their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across homes and businesses in the historic towns of Paisley, Renfrew and Johnstone.

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12th September, 2020 (22 Comments)

The UK Government has today announced that their Rural Gigabit Voucher scheme has been given a £22.2m top-up boost by a total of 17 local councils in England, which has increased the size of their vouchers and meant that more homes and businesses can now potentially get a 1Gbps capable broadband ISP network installed.

11th September, 2020 (6 Comments)

The Scottish Government (SG) has informed ISPreview.co.uk that they expect to sign a contract with BT (Openreach) for the delivery of their much delayed LOT 1 area, which forms part of the £579m R100 (Reaching 100%) superfast broadband roll-out programme, “before the end of the calendar year.”

10th September, 2020 (13 Comments)

Ofcom has today released their Summer 2020 update for UK broadband and mobile networks, which reveals that “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage has grown to 14% or 4.2 million premises (up from 12% in Jan 2020) and 2% (590,000 premises) are still unable to get speeds of 10Mbps+. Geographic 4G coverage is now 67% (unchanged).

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