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fttc uk broadband cabinets

7th July, 2018 (44 Comments)

Residents of the Coleham district in the town of Shrewsbury (Shropshire, UK) have moaned after a new “fibre broadband” (FTTC / VDSL2) street cabinet was removed by Openreach following complaints from the local Christian Science Society, which objected to the fact that it blocked the view of their sign.

bt fttc fttp fibre optic broadband cabinet uk

26th May, 2018 (8 Comments)

The Telford and Wrekin Council in Shropshire (England) and Openreach (BT) have announced the completion of their joint £5.6m rollout of FTTC based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) technology in the region, which can now cover 98% of local homes and businesses.

airband home install

13th February, 2018 (8 Comments)

The first customer has officially gone live on Airband’s new fixed wireless “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) service in Shropshire, which forms part of last year’s new £11.2m Connecting Shropshire contract that will see the network being rolled out reach an additional 14,000+ premises by 2020.

airband wireless broadband mast

31st December, 2017 (0 Comments)

The Connecting Shropshire project has confirmed that fixed wireless broadband ISP Airband have deployed their first live transmitter site in the UK county, which forms part of a £11.2 million contract that will extend “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) to 14,000+ extra local premises by 2020.


27th September, 2017 (5 Comments)

The Director of Halls, Shaun Jones (Chartered Surveyor), has claimed the contracts that landowners in Shropshire are being asked to sign with wireless ISP Airband, which won the deal to roll-out a 30Mbps+ broadband network to 14,000 premises, leave “too much scope for future problems.”

Connecting Shropshire UK Logo

10th July, 2017 (16 Comments)

A further 14,000+ premises in the county of Shropshire (England) look set to gain access to a “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) connection over the next 3 years after the local authority selected fixed wireless ISP Airband to deliver the extra coverage under a new £11.2m contract.

network cable connector red

22nd February, 2017 (0 Comments)

A new voucher scheme has been launched for businesses in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Gloucestershire and the Borough of Telford & Wrekin (England), which offers local SMEs up to £25,000 to help fund the installation of a 30Mbps+ “superfast” Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband connection.

Connecting Shropshire UK Logo

12th November, 2016 (18 Comments)

The Shropshire County Council in England has this week revealed that the next phase (Phase 2b) of their on-going Connecting Shropshire project will aim to bring “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage to another 16,015 premises via £11.7m of public funding, but the plan remains vague.

engineer openreach working on fttc street cabinet

11th November, 2016 (47 Comments)

The Deputy Leader of Shropshire Council, Steve Charmley, has accused Openreach (BT) of embarrassing itself after their new FTTC “fibre broadband” Street Cabinet in the village of Whittington ran out of capacity sooner than expected. It wouldn’t be so bad, except BT have a base in the same area.

gbp uk internet money pile

14th July, 2016 (0 Comments)

Some 124 eligible small and medium sized businesses in Telford and Wrekin (Shropshire, England) could soon be offered an average level of grant payment worth £15,000 per business (ranging from £7,000 to £25,000), which will help them to get a superfast broadband service installed.

fttc street cabinet under construction

13th April, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Connecting Shropshire project in England, which is helping BT to deploy “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to around 95% of local premises by 2018 (around 90% should get 24Mbps+ speeds), could be ready to put out another contract tender to further extend coverage in July or September 2016.

incorrect and confusing

8th April, 2016 (8 Comments)

Over the year’s we’ve talked a lot about the different ways in which Government’s and operators choose to define terms like “fibre broadband” and now the local authority in Shropshire has managed to water it down further by adding wireless connections into the mix.

money gbp

15th February, 2016 (4 Comments)

The Herefordshire and Shropshire councils appear to have been so impressed by the Government’s recently ended Connection Voucher scheme (here), which gifted grants of up to £3,000 to help smaller UK businesses get a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service installed, that they’re mooting a local replacement.

fibre optic cable deployment bt openreach

16th July, 2015 (4 Comments)

The Superfast Telford project in Shropshire (England) has officially launched today, which follows last year’s signing of a new state aid supported £5.6m contract with BT (here) that aims to extend superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services to reach 98% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2017.


19th June, 2015 (7 Comments)

The deputy leader of Shropshire County Council in England, Steve Charmley, has taken the unusual step of published an Open Letter in order to “dispel some of the myths perpetrated by detractors” of the local Connecting Shropshire project, which is working with BT to roll-out “fibre broadband” services.

openreach fibre optic cable laying

29th May, 2015 (15 Comments)

The £26m Connecting Shropshire project in England’s West Midlands, which is currently working with BT to make “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity available to 93% of local premises by the end of Spring 2016 (only 87% will get “superfast” 24Mbps+ speeds), has today signed a diminished second contract to extend the roll-out.

openreach female engineer working

28th March, 2015 (12 Comments)

The Telford and Wrekin Council (Shropshire, England), after sitting out the first phase of the national Broadband Delivery UK plan, has signed a £5.6m contract with BT that will extend superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connectivity to reach 98% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2017.

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