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scotland broadband progress 2018 uk r100

20th September, 2018 (4 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

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 (1 Comment)

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.

hyperoptic engineer working in street getreading

14th August, 2018 (6 Comments)

Property developer CALA Homes has today signed a new partnership agreement with “full fibre” (FTTP/B) UK ISP Hyperoptic, which will result in residents of CALA’s new build home developments in West Scotland being offered “day one access to gigabit broadband speeds“.

network ethernet links

9th August, 2018 (0 Comments)

UK ISP MLL Telecom has won the contract to upgrade internet connectivity infrastructure for South Ayrshire Council in Scotland with a new Wide Area Network (WAN). The aim is to completely replace the authority’s legacy wireless network infrastructure with a new a fully managed service.

scotland broadband map uk project split

6th August, 2018 (4 Comments)

The Scottish Government has announced that 25,000 additional homes and businesses in Scotland’s rural Highlands and Islands will be able to access “superfast broadband” as part of a second round of extended coverage for the region, which is part of the state aid supported £428m Digital Scotland (DSSB) project.

united_kingdom_digital_binary_map

2nd August, 2018 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their annual 2018 Communications Market Report (CMR), which reveals the latest information about the take-up and impact of Broadband, Mobile, Phone, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

vodafone cityfibre ftth micro trench and engineer

24th July, 2018 (4 Comments)

Cityfibre has named the first streets in Aberdeen (Scotland) to benefit from their £40m (private investment) deployment of a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network with UK ISP Vodafone, which has just this week officially entered the construction phase.

digital scotland go faster broadband

23rd July, 2018 (9 Comments)

Asking politicians to stop arguing is a bit like telling the sky to rain during a drought, but a new report from the Scottish Affairs Committee (SAC) has told the UK and Scottish Government’s to end their “disharmony” and “intense political disagreement … about the rollout of broadband in Scotland.”

virgin media team next to cabinet

17th July, 2018 (12 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media UK has today announced that 9,000 homes and businesses in the small town of Stepps (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) will be the next to gain access to their 350Mbps capable ultrafast broadband and TV network, which forms part of their on-going £3bn Project Lightning deployment.

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