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5th May, 2022 (12 Comments)

A new UK ISP called Brillband has today soft-launched itself by proclaiming to be the “world’s first … app-based broadband provider,” which is said to have the “potential to completely change the way broadband is delivered” and is being backed by an initial investment of £660,000 from VC firm Fuel Ventures.

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3rd May, 2022 (9 Comments)

Back in January the Government’s Building Digital UK team “soft launched” a new National Rolling Open Market Review (NROMR) process for their £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout with a limited number of suppliers (here). Today they’ve launched another NROMR and are opening it up to more suppliers.

Netomnia Vans in Warehouse

27th April, 2022 (8 Comments)

Netomnia – supported by UK broadband ISP YouFibre – has confirmed that they’ve begun to build their new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the Cambridgeshire town of St Neots (England) and the town of Falkirk (Scotland). Services have also started to go live in Bridgend, Hamilton and Lancaster.

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14th April, 2022 (5 Comments)

Technical UK consultancy firm FarrPoint has today published an interesting new map of 4G mobile (mobile broadband) network coverage from along Scotland’s most well-known road trip, the North Coast 500. The map is intended to help holidaymakers plan around parts of the 516-mile route where the signal is poor or non-existent.

Gigabit-Broadband-Speed-Sign-in-Black

13th April, 2022 (16 Comments)

The Scottish Government have complained that the UK government are yet to provide any “sense” of the delivery timescale, or how much funding will be allocated to it, from the £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout. The SG also claims that the project may only target the “cheapest and easiest to reach premises“, at the expense of rural areas.

Censorship Blocked Website Message by UK ISP

30th March, 2022 (14 Comments)

A new Ofcom report has found that 61% of parents are aware of the existing network-level internet filtering (Parental Control) tools provided by big UK broadband ISPs, yet only 27% have actually chosen to use them. Meanwhile, 6% of children have circumvented parental controls and 5% used a proxy server to avoid them.

GoFibre FTTP Engineers

29th March, 2022 (0 Comments)

Broadband ISP GoFibre (BorderLink), which recently partnered up with wireless ISP Marykirk.com (here), has today announced that they’ve begun work to extend their new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across three towns – Haddington, Dunbar and North Berwick – in the East Lothian area of Scotland.

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23rd March, 2022 (17 Comments)

The Government’s Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi MP, has today made a new commitment for “every school across the country” to be able to access “high speed internet” by 2025, which is said to complement the wider £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout programme. Funding will also be provided for related WiFi upgrades.

scotland_rural_5g_mast_Scottish_government

20th March, 2022 (0 Comments)

The Scottish Government’s £28.75m 4G Infill Programme (S4GI), which via WHP Telecoms aims to improve rural mobile voice and broadband coverage by building new masts (mostly tackling notspots across the Highlands and Islands), has given a progress update to confirm that 27 out of the 55 planned masts have gone live.

Audit Scotland Map R100 Contract LOTs

17th March, 2022 (11 Comments)

A new report from Audit Scotland has provided somewhat of a summary and progress update on the Scottish Government’s £600m Reaching 100% (R100) project with BT (Openreach), which is busy extending fixed “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage across rural parts of the country (mostly via FTTP).

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11th March, 2022 (0 Comments)

Scotland-based UK business ISP Commsworld, under direction from consultancy firm CGI, have recently finished laying 20km of fibre optic cabling to overhaul and upgrade their Borders infrastructure, resiliency and capacity to help connect all of the region’s nine secondary schools to gigabit speed broadband.

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10th March, 2022 (1 Comment)

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise in Scotland has announced the completion of a joint £7.7m state aid funded project to build a new gigabit-capable “full fibre” broadband and Ethernet network to connect 154 public sector sites (schools, NHS, council etc.) across Inverness, Fort William, Thurso and Wick. But it’s also fostering FTTP.

optical fibre future broadband cable technology

7th March, 2022 (6 Comments)

Some 154 rural public sector sites, as well as 650 homes and businesses, across the Angus, Perth & Kinross areas of Scotland are able to benefit from gigabit-capable broadband speeds after BT (Openreach) “completed” infrastructure work on a new “full fibre” network, which was partly funded by the UK Government.

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2nd March, 2022 (9 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) Fibre Community Partnership (FCP) scheme, which works with disadvantaged UK areas to help co-fund the deployment of new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP networks, has been put on hold for new applications in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) due to “soaring demand“.

27th February, 2022 (1 Comment)

The North Lanarkshire Council in Scotland has announced that up to £150 million could be spent as part of an “initial” 15-year deal with ISP Commsworld, which will work to create lots of free public WiFi networks and to upgrade local public sector sites to gigabit broadband connectivity. Local homes and businesses may also benefit.

Netomnia engineer up telegraph pole

25th February, 2022 (10 Comments)

UK ISP YouFibre has today announced that the first customers can now connect to their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the South Lanarkshire (Scotland) town of East Kilbride, which comes only a short time after the provider’s network partner (Netomnia) began their build in the area.

scotland map new

21st February, 2022 (9 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today launched a new Open Market Review (OMR), which forms part of the UK Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout and aims to identify which areas will need state aid support to help spread the availability of gigabit speed networks “nationwide” by 2030.

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