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briskona broadband mast wireless uk

16th January, 2019 (0 Comments)

Superfast broadband speeds of up to 50Mbps have finally reached nearly 100 remote rural premises in Kilbryde after fixed wireless ISP Briskona Broadband confirmed that their network in Scotland had been extended. The deployment appears to have been supported by investment from Stirling Council.

vodafone cityfibre ftth build

10th January, 2019 (2 Comments)

Cityfibre’s £10m investment to build a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in the city of Stirling (Scotland), which is being conducted alongside UK ISP Vodafone and began last November (here), has been criticised for a “lack of communication and lack of respect.” Traffic disruption is a big issue.

ethernet optical fibre

10th January, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business focused UK ISP MLL Telecom has today announced that they’ve been appointed by Fife Council in Scotland to transition and transform the local authority’s existing Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure, not least by adding additional bandwidth to council sites via a new 10Gbps capacity core network.

drimnin scotland broadband

8th January, 2019 (15 Comments)

Some 57 properties in the isolated rural village of Drimnin (West Highlands, Scotland) can now access broadband speeds of up to 50Mbps. The new fixed wireless network reflects a community collaboration with Scottish Sea Farms, which has resulted in a new ISP being setup called Drimnin Community Broadband CIC.

uk map of england wales scotland and northern ireland

7th January, 2019 (18 Comments)

A new independent model has estimated that the coverage of fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP networks across the United Kingdom has grown to 95.8% at the end of 2018 (up from 95.3% in H1 2018), while “full fibre” (FTTP/H) networks now reach 5.47% of premises (up from 3.82% in H1).

fttp scotland islands

19th December, 2018 (6 Comments)

A number of Scotland’s most remote new build home developments, specifically some of those taking place on Orkney, Shetland, Islay and Isle of Lewis, have become some of the first to benefit from a new roll-out of Openreach’s (BT) 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP technology.

uk map broadband mobile isp computer network

18th December, 2018 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has released their annual infrastructure report, which reveals that just 2% of the UK (677,000 premises) cannot access a 10Mbps capable fixed line broadband ISP service (down from 4% in 2017), while “full fibre” (FTTP) is available to 6% (up from 3%) and geographic coverage of 4G mobile has hit 66% (up from 43%).

eol all in one pcp fttc huawei openreach cabinet

4th December, 2018 (27 Comments)

A new report has estimated that around 4.6% of premises in the United Kingdom could be affected by full to capacity FTTC (VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” street cabinets on Openreach’s (BT) network, which is up from 4.1% in April 2018 and might stop you from being able to order a new service.

openreach drone rescue

30th November, 2018 (16 Comments)

A serious landslide, which cut-off the rural hamlet of Kinloch Hourn in the West Highlands (Scotland) from broadband and phone services, has been reconnected after Openreach (BT) used one of their airborne drones to fly a new cable over the safety exclusion zone, around the landslide, and to the base of the Quoich Dam.

scotland uk regions map

30th November, 2018 (7 Comments)

The Scottish Borders Council has published a review examining the impact of the £8.4m in public investment that went into improving the local reach of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+). This finds that the Openreach (BT) roll-out “possibly” delivered value for money, but there were “major problems with the quality of the coverage.”

vodafone cityfibre micro trench ftth

19th November, 2018 (10 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has announced that their £10m investment to build a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband ISP network in the city of Stirling (Scotland), which will be sold on to consumers via UK ISP Vodafone, has now begun.

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.


13th November, 2018 (22 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.

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