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12th June, 2024 (4 Comments)

Alternative network operator Airband, which aims to reach 400,000 UK premises in rural areas via a mix of fixed wireless access (FWA) and full fibre (FTTP) networks by 2026, has been hit with fines and charges totalling more than £11k in Somerset for “failing to ensure the safety of the public while doing work” in the County.

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12th June, 2024 (1 Comment)

Alternative network and broadband provider Truespeed, which is deploying a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural premises in South West England, has revealed that they now cover “over” 100,000 premises RFS (up from 95k in Feb 2024) and are home to 21,000 customers (up from 17k in Aug 2023).

26th April, 2024 (0 Comments)

Rural UK ISP Wessex Internet, which is deploying a full fibre (FTTP) gigabit broadband network across isolated parts of Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Somerset in England, has today named the 20 locations where their new network has gone live during just the first three months of 2024 (Q1).

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6th April, 2024 (4 Comments)

In a victory for some full fibre ISPs. The government’s Building Digital UK (BDUK) agency appears to have reversed an earlier decision, which removed gigabit broadband voucher eligibility for some properties (UPRNs) that had previously received public subsidy through the earlier Superfast (24-30Mbps+) scheme, when delivering fixed wireless access (FWA) networks.

Openreach Engineer working on fibre node

11th March, 2024 (13 Comments)

Network operator Openreach (BT) has today announced that their 1.8Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network has now covered over 1 million premises across the South West of England (i.e. Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire), which reflects an investment of over £300m.

Truespeed-2023-Van-on-Rural-Road

29th February, 2024 (5 Comments)

Alternative network operator and broadband ISP Truespeed, which is deploying a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural homes in parts of South West England, has this year decided not to maintain their previous Price Freeze by hitting existing customers with a sizeable hike.

Sky Stream Box and TV Set

7th February, 2024 (2 Comments)

Alternative network builder and broadband ISP Truespeed, which has spent the past few years deploying their 10Gbps capable full fibre (FTTP) network to homes in the South West of England, has today announced an exclusive partnership with Sky to offer a Sky Stream TV package (inc. Netflix and Discovery+) to their customers.

pound_sterling_broadband_voucher

27th January, 2024 (15 Comments)

A tricky conflict over eligibility for gigabit broadband vouchers and state aid subsidised contracts via the UK Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit scheme, which is overseen by the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) agency, appears to be disrupting the roll-out of full fibre (FTTP) networks in some rural parts of the country.

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15th January, 2024 (8 Comments)

The Devon County Council (DCC) in England has confirmed that it plans to use £7.8 million returned by BT, which relates to the clawback (gainshare) mechanism in past rural broadband upgrade contracts, to help plug the local authority’s financial deficit – instead of reinvesting it into further broadband upgrades.

Truespeed Engineers at Work

3rd January, 2024 (6 Comments)

Alternative network builder and ISP Truespeed, which has spent the past few years deploying their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to homes in the South West of England, has reportedly been hit with £34,000 worth of fines and charges for roadworks offences in Somerset.

Truespeed-2023-Van-on-Rural-Road

16th August, 2023 (38 Comments)

Sad news today as another alternative builder of full fibre broadband, Truespeed, has confirmed to ISPreview that a good chunk of its workforce are now facing redundancy (possibly c. 150) and the rollout of their 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to homes in the South West of England is due to slow.

Truespeed Engineers at Work

15th August, 2023 (29 Comments)

Rural UK broadband ISP Truespeed, which is deploying a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to homes in the South West of England (mostly in Devon, Wiltshire and Somerset), has revealed that they’ve now covered 91,000 premises (up from 75k in May 2023) and have over 17,000 customers (up from 15k).

Wessex Internet Trenching Tractor 2022

17th July, 2023 (8 Comments)

Broadband ISP Wessex Internet, which is deploying a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across rural parts of Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Somerset in England, has announced that they’ve begun upgrading their network with 10Gbps capable XGS-PON tech from Nokia and DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing).

Truespeed Engineers at Work

23rd June, 2023 (12 Comments)

Fibre optic builder and rural ISP Truespeed, which is deploying a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to homes in the South West of England, has been fined £16,000 by Taunton Magistrates Court after it was found to have breached Section 60 and 65 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

VXFiber LilaConnect Engineers in Street

22nd June, 2023 (21 Comments)

More bad news for alternative networks today. Swedish provider VXFIBER, which alongside subsidiary and ISP LilaConnect had recently been busy rolling out several new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP networks in the UK, has confirmed to ISPreview that they’ve paused the rollout.

rural_openreach_engineer_broadband

21st June, 2023 (17 Comments)

The state aid supported Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme in England has today issued a progress update on their £6m Fibre Extension Programme (FEP) contract with Openreach (BT), which was originally due to cover 2,000 rural premises with Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband by the end of 2021.

Airband FTTP Engineer at Work

20th June, 2023 (4 Comments)

Alternative network provider Airband, which aims to cover 600,000 UK premises in rural areas via a mix of their wireless (FWA) and full fibre (FTTP) broadband networks by the end of 2025, has reportedly appointed restructuring firms AlixPartners and Houlihan Lokey to help find additional funding amid difficult conditions.

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