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cityfibre peterborough council fttp deployment

13th November, 2018 (3 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has announced that they’ve begun construction of their new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the city of Coventry, which alongside ISP partner Vodafone will aim to cover “almost every home” in the city by the end of 2021.

ee_london_5g_urban_city_trial_broadband

13th November, 2018 (17 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today named the first UK cities to benefit from their commercial roll-out of ultrafast multi-Gigabit capable 5G mobile and wireless home broadband technology, which is due to begin later next year. Naturally London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast are on the list.

drone openreach fttp flight over river

7th November, 2018 (18 Comments)

A team of Openreach (BT) engineers has once again shown how Aerial Drones can be used to help bring fibre optic (FTTP) broadband ISP cables to remote UK communities. In this case they were able to run the fibre over a 50 metre wide stretch of river in a remote rural part of Scotland.

balquhidder bcb fibre optic build wide

3rd November, 2018 (4 Comments)

The Balquhidder Community Broadband (CIC) project, which with support from UK ISP Bogons and the Stirling Council has begun building its own 1Gbps FTTP broadband network in a remote part of Scotland, has successfully won the Scottish Rural Action (SRA) Transport & Infrastructure Award for 2018.

gigaclear narrow trenching uk fttp broadband

24th October, 2018 (1 Comment)

The Scottish Government is consulting on changes to Section 130 of the New Road & Street Works Act 1991, which seeks to create a uniform technical standard for “narrow trenching“. This could encourage greater use of the technique by broadband network builders and better safeguards across Scotland’s 33 road authorities.

orkney sea scotland island

17th October, 2018 (4 Comments)

Broadband slow-spots in several remote parts of the Orkney islands (Scotland) could soon gain access to superfast broadband download speeds of up to 70Mbps (20Mbps upload) as part of the 5G based “RuralFirst” project, which earlier this year (here) was awarded a public grant worth £4.3m to help test the new wireless tech.

uk map of england wales scotland and northern ireland

2nd October, 2018 (3 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published their latest Q2 2018 update to last year’s Connected Nations report, which uses more recent data from April 2018 to provide the latest coverage statistics for UK mobile and fixed line broadband networks. For example, “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage has risen to 5% (1.4 million premises).

scotland broadband progress 2018 uk r100

20th September, 2018 (13 Comments)

The Scottish Government’s future £600m R100 strategy has come under pressure after a new 2018 report from Audit Scotland, which works to ensure that public money in Scotland is spent correctly, warned that it “will be difficult” to deliver the stated ambition of 100% “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage by 2021.

orkney sea scotland island

14th September, 2018 (20 Comments)

The remote rural Orkney islands, specifically the tiny isles of Papay and North Ronaldsay, could be about to see an improvement to their dire local broadband ISP speeds after Openreach (BT) reportedly agreed to at least “investigate the practicalities” of delivering faster connectivity to the area via a new wireless link.

cityfibre development manager elaine doherty

12th September, 2018 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has appointed Elaine Doherty to be the City Development Manager for Edinburgh and Stirling in Scotland, which is due to benefit from a joint £110m project with UK ISP Vodafone to deploy a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network.

balquhidder bcb fibre optic build wide

7th September, 2018 (5 Comments)

A team of documentary makers from the EU have published a lovely video that examines the excellent work being done by the Balquhidder Community Broadband project (CIC), which is currently rolling out a new 1Gbps FTTP broadband ISP network to serve all 197 premises in the remote rural Balquhidder area.

virgin media v6 tv iptv set-top-box uk

3rd September, 2018 (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has complemented the expansion of their UK ultrafast broadband ISP and TV network in Scotland today by signing a new 4 year strategic partnership with STV, which among other things will enable them to broadcast STV in HD in all cabled STV regions (Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee) on EPG slot 103.

virgin media new build homes plan

30th August, 2018 (4 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has announced that their £3bn Project Lightning network expansion has now reached an additional 50,000 homes and businesses across the Glasgow City Region in Scotland via their “gigabit-ready” broadband infrastructure (FTTP / HFC DOCSIS) and TV services.

highlands fttp build openreach

22nd August, 2018 (12 Comments)

A mix of community digging, public subsidy and private investment is set to be used to help build Openreach’s (BT) Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) “ultrafast broadband” ISP network to reach 140 homes, which exist across several of the most remote rural Highlands communities in Ross-shire (Scotland).

virgin media engineers observed by ofcom

21st August, 2018 (2 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has today announced that 6,000 premises in Carluke (South Lanarkshire, Scotland) will be next in line to gain access to ultrafast broadband speeds of 362Mbps and premium TV services, which stems from their on-going £3bn Project Lightning network expansion.

scotland r100 suppliers leak

18th August, 2018 (15 Comments)

The Scottish Government’s future £600m R100 (Reaching 100%) superfast broadband rollout programme could be facing a problem after sources told ISPreview.co.uk that Axione, one of three remaining bidders for the contract, had allegedly set its lawyers on BT (Openreach) over claims of anti-competitive behaviour.

scotland map new

14th August, 2018 (14 Comments)

The £428 million Digital Scotland (DSSB) project with BT (Openreach) has announced that their roll-out of FTTC and FTTP based “superfast broadband” ISP technology has managed to reach an additional 900,000 homes and businesses across Scotland since it began.

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