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angry uk internet user

22nd July, 2019 (2 Comments)

The Citizens Advice agency has today been tentatively labelled as the “preferred option” by the UK Government to take on the new independent role of “consumer advocate,” which among other things will be given the task of tackling “unfair” practices within the UK telecoms market (broadband ISPs and mobile operators).

united kingdom map and broadband cable mobile

8th July, 2019 (22 Comments)

The Government’s Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, Margot James MP, has wrongfully claimed that its Building Digital UK programme has now helped to push fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) network coverage to 97% of UK premises (the expectation is that this could reach around 98% by the end of 2020).

united kingdom digital connectivity

4th July, 2019 (1 Comment)

Ofcom has today published their 2019 Communications Market Report (CMR), which reveals the latest information about the take-up and impact of Fixed Line Broadband, Phone, Mobile, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

scotland uk regions map

2nd July, 2019 (15 Comments)

The £442m (public and private investment) Digital Scotland (DSSB) project with BT (Openreach) is continuing to expand and in the final stages we’re seeing a lot more Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) reaching rural parts, most recently around Lanarkshire and Aberdeenshire.


11th June, 2019 (2 Comments)

Some 40 properties in the rural village of Stormontfield (Perth and Kinros, Scotland) can finally access a “superfast broadband” ISP connection, which comes after a local campaign resulted in Broadway Partners deploying a new hybrid fibre optic and fixed wireless network across the community.

scotland map

7th June, 2019 (15 Comments)

The Scottish Government’s Minister for Connectivity, Paul Wheelhouse, has confirmed that contracts for the £600m Reaching 100% (R100) superfast broadband project won’t now be signed until the “end of the year,” which suggests that the rollout may be unable to complete by the end of 2021 (March 2022 financial) as planned.

virgin media street works meeting scotland

3rd June, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Scottish Government has officially implemented a new Code of Practice in Scotland, which appears to create a uniform technical standard for “narrow trenching” method of civil engineering (i.e. trenches less than 300mm in width) that could help to speed up the rollout of fibre broadband ISP networks across the country.

commsworld office london uk

1st June, 2019 (1 Comment)

Scotland-based business ISP Commsworld, which this year aims to light up over 2,000 km+ of fibre optic cable in a figure of eight around the UK (one of the largest privately funded long distance Optical Core Networks in the country), has moved down south and opened a new office in London ahead of its expansion.

vodafone cityfibre ftth broadband street works digger

15th May, 2019 (2 Comments)

Full fibre network builder Cityfibre and UK ISP partner Vodafone have today announced that the first residents in the city of Stirling (Scotland) are now connecting to their new £10m and 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) ultrafast broadband network. The build is due to complete next year.

openreach 2017 female back engineer

7th May, 2019 (10 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has called on Scottish property developers to ensure they adopt “full fibre” ultrafast broadband ISP technology, which comes after it claimed that around 3,000 new properties a year (roughly 13% of the total across Scotland) are “currently missing out” on deploying their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP).


4th May, 2019 (63 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has faced criticism after the operator quoted a sparse community £22,695 to bring their Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) ultrafast broadband ISP technology to just 5 remote rural homes around Morton Farm, which is south of Tayport in Fife (Scotland).

uk map broadband mobile isp computer network

2nd May, 2019 (23 Comments)

Ofcom has published a Spring 2019 update to last year’s Connected Nations 2018 report, which uses more recent data to provide the latest coverage statistics for UK mobile and fixed line broadband networks. The key change is that “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage has risen to 7% (i.e. over 300K premises in the last 4 months, nearly 1.8 million total).

slow internet download

30th April, 2019 (13 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has used data from its consumer speedtests to warn that just 13 constituencies in Scotland (unclear if they mean burgh or county constituencies) are achieving a broadband speed of over 20Mbps and half of tests across the UK failed to hit 10Mbps. But this interpretation has some big flaws.

scotland map new

29th April, 2019 (6 Comments)

A new Analysys Mason report has estimated that the £442.2m (public and private investment) Digital Scotland project with BT (Openreach), which covered an extra 930,000 premises via a mix of FTTC (VDSL2) and a little FTTP broadband technology, will create a total benefit to the Scottish economy of £2.76bn over 15 years.

street cabinet fttc fibre broadband

16th April, 2019 (30 Comments)

The latest independent data has predicted that 3.8% of UK premises could be affected by full to capacity FTTC (VDSL2) based “fibre broadband” street cabinets on Openreach’s (BT) network (down from 4.6% in December 2018), which might stop you from ordering a new service.

lothian broadband map

12th April, 2019 (1 Comment)

Fixed wireless ISP Lothian Broadband Networks, which serves remote rural parts of East Lothian and Mid Lothian in Scotland with speeds of 35Mbps for homes, has hinted at tentative plans that could see them both expanding their wireless service and also building a new “ultrafast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network.

cityfibre fibre optic cable

12th April, 2019 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has once again faced complaints from a pocket of residents in the village of Cambusbarron (arguably a suburb), which is part of the operator’s £10m deployment in Stirling (Scotland) of a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network; supported by UK ISP partner Vodafone.

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