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14th October, 2021 (6 Comments)

The UK Government has today revealed that 1,084 schools in rural areas have now been connected to a gigabit-capable “full fibre” network as a result of the investment they started in 2019, which is continuing under their new £5bn Project Gigabit scheme. A further 884 schools are planned to be connected by March 2022.

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13th October, 2021 (5 Comments)

Wireless broadband ISP BorderLink, which covers rural areas across Northumberland, Cumbria and the Scottish Borders, has today published the first solid details of the rollout plan for their new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the same area – with services being sold via their GoFibre sub-brand.

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8th October, 2021 (2 Comments)

After a delay that was caused by a data backlog regarding previous voucher schemes, the Government’s (DCMS) Building Digital UK team have confirmed that they are now actively onboarding local councils that are interested in setting up a top-up boost for their £210m rural gigabit broadband voucher scheme.

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6th October, 2021 (0 Comments)

Broadway Partners (ISP Broadway Broadband) has today secured a huge investment of £145m from Downing LLP to fuel their rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which aspires to cover 250,000 homes and businesses by 2025 – mostly across rural parts of Scotland and Wales.

6th October, 2021 (50 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has apologised after their UK engineers, who were busy building a new “ultra fast” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in Clackmannanshire (Scotland), installed a 27ft tall telegraph pole in a private garden without permission, and while the owners were out visiting a dying family member.

30th September, 2021 (50 Comments)

Ofcom looks set to stoke anger among alternative UK network (AltNets) builders after the regulator today flatly rejected their concerns over Openreach’s “Equinox” offer, which will introduce a “major” price cut (details) to the incumbents wholesale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products for ISPs.

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9th September, 2021 (6 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Summer 2021 report into UK broadband and mobile coverage has revealed that “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage is now at 24% (up from 21% in Jan 2021) and 11.6 million homes (40%) are within reach of a gigabit-capable network (up from 37%). Meanwhile, 4G mobile coverage remains stable and there’s still no data on 5G.

9th September, 2021 (7 Comments)

The UK Government has announced that their project to create a National Underground Asset Register (NUAR), which reflects a digital map of underground pipes (water etc.) and cables (fibre optic broadband, power etc.), is entering the “Build Phase” and could help to cut some of the £2.4bn (per year) cost of accidental utility damage.

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6th September, 2021 (7 Comments)

Earlier this year the Scottish Government named 15 islands under their £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project which, supported by BT (Openreach) and Global Marine, would gain access to superfast broadband ISP speeds via 16 new subsea fibre optic cable links (here). Today we have a small progress update on this.

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3rd September, 2021 (13 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today issued a progress update on their £600m Reaching 100% (R100) programme with Openreach (BT), which provides more detail on their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) dominated plan for extending “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) across the LOT 1 area – North Scotland and the Highlands.

Andrew Hepburn Openreach Scotland

27th August, 2021 (7 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) Director of fibre build for the UK, Andrew Hepburn, has today helped ISPreview.co.uk to understand some of the challenges they face in extending Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband across rural parts of Scotland under the £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project and how they’re overcoming them.

17th August, 2021 (2 Comments)

Neos Networks, which operates a 24,480km+ long fibre network via over 477 related Points of Presence (PoPs) across the UK, has completed its £1.5m state aid supported Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) rollout project in Perth, Scotland, ahead of schedule. As a result, 31 public sector sites can now access gigabit speeds.

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17th August, 2021 (2 Comments)

The StrathspeyNow community network project, which is being run by consultancy firm Destination Digital, appears to have succeeded in attracting enough interest from local homes and businesses in order to begin the deployment of a new “gigabit-capable broadband” network across the rural Strathspey area in Scotland (Highlands).

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16th August, 2021 (7 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholder Group, which is a think-tank that advises the UK Government, has today published new research from Analysys Mason that examines some of the commercial and technical practicalities of providing faster broadband coverage to areas in the UK that are hardest to reach.

16th August, 2021 (49 Comments)

Alternative UK network providers have heavily criticised Ofcom’s provisional decision not to oppose Openreach’s (BT) proposal for a “major” price cut to their wholesale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products, which they warn could impact competition by discouraging ISPs from adopting rival networks.

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12th August, 2021 (2 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has announced that their new CityFibre and Openreach based Future Fibre packages, which offer broadband speeds of up to 500Mbps via Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology, have been extended to homes in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh.

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12th August, 2021 (17 Comments)

CityFibre’s ongoing rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network in Glasgow (Scotland) has now moved into the North West side of the city, which is being supported by new contractor Glenevin (previously they only seemed to be working with PMK).

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