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gigaclear fibre optic engineer and box

13th July, 2017 (5 Comments)

Ultrafast “full fibre” broadband ISP Gigaclear has won the final Lot 1 contract (Upper CDS) of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project, which will see £10.3m being invested to deploy a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) network to 6,500 rural premises around Bath and North Somerset.

truespeed_fibre_optic_trench

11th July, 2017 (6 Comments)

Ultrafast “Full Fibre” ISP TrueSpeed Communications, which has been deploying a new 100Mbps+ Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to rural areas in North East Somerset (England), has managed to attract a huge investment of £75m from Aviva Investors to help expand their network.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

28th June, 2017 (3 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has extended the deadline for approval of vouchers under their rural subsidy scheme, which offers up to £500 per property to help those stuck in sub-2Mbps broadband areas to get a 10Mbps or faster connection.

devon and somerset airband gigaclear contracts

22nd June, 2017 (5 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Airband has won Lot 4 (Northern, Central and West Devon) of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project as part of a £7m contract, which is on top of their existing £4.6m deal (here) to deploy “superfast broadband” to 5,800 premises in the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

apologies for any inconvenience by openreach uk

14th March, 2017 (22 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has today announced the completion of their original £94 million Phase One roll-out contract with Openreach (BT), which has made “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services available to 278,000 premises.

exmoor_technology_4g_antenna

10th February, 2017 (3 Comments)

Little known communications provider Exmoor Technology claims to have helped 200+ homes in rural Devon and Somerset (England) gain access to faster wireless broadband by connecting them to EE’s 4G data network via a specialised antenna and Mobile router.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

14th January, 2017 (38 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project has revealed that their Phase 1 roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services with BT (Openreach) will miss its target by far more than the “circa 1,700 premises” that was claimed in December 2016; it has actually fallen short by c.11,000.

Priddy village somerset uk

12th January, 2017 (13 Comments)

Residents of Priddy on the Mendip Heights in rural Somerset (England), where around 671 people currently receive fixed line broadband speeds of anything between 1-5Mbps, might soon benefit from superfast speeds of ‘up to’ 100Mbps via a new network from UK ISP Voneus.

gigaclear fastershire fttp build

12th January, 2017 (2 Comments)

Rural broadband ISP Gigaclear has signed a £250,000 partnership deal with the design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins, which will see the firm become their procurement partner for future fibre optic (FTTP/H) network expansion contracts around the United Kingdom.

wessex internet cherry picker truck

9th January, 2017 (1 Comment)

Alternative network ISP Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which has deployed a mix of fibre optic and fixed wireless based broadband services to rural parts of North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset in England, has upgraded to a new 10Gbps link and attracted 1,500 customers.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

21st December, 2016 (26 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project has today signed a major new £62.25m deal with rural ISP Gigaclear, which will enable the provider to roll-out their 1Gbps (1000Mbps+) capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to 35,225 of the hardest to reach premises in the region by 2019.

dartmoor and exmoor

25th November, 2016 (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless ISP Airband, which last year won a £4.6m contract with the Connecting Devon and Somerset project to roll-out their 30Mbps+ “superfast broadband” network to 5,800 premises in the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks (here), can celebrate today after their service went live. But the roll-out isn’t complete.

truespeed fttp pole

11th November, 2016 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP TrueSpeed has hinted to Ofcom that its 150Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network, which is currently rolling out to parts of the Chew Valley in rural North East Somerset (England), could also be expanded into Devon, Wiltshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

truespeed_fibre_optic_broadband_street_cabinet

13th October, 2016 (0 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP TrueSpeed Communications has confirmed that their roll-out of a symmetric 150Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the rural Chew Valley area of North East Somerset (England) is now in the process of reaching three more local communities.

wessex_internet_wireless_mast

23rd August, 2016 (7 Comments)

Alternative network provider Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which offers a mix of fibre optic and fixed wireless based superfast broadband services to rural parts of North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset in England, has now covered 119 villages in the region.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

4th August, 2016 (5 Comments)

The Broadband Delivery UK programme has claimed that a new rural broadband voucher scheme (up to £500 per property) in Devon and Somerset, which has received over 1600 applications (1100 of those have been approved), is “shaping up to be one of the most successful in the country.”

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

12th July, 2016 (12 Comments)

After a long wait the much delayed second phase of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project, which suffered a setback in June 2015 after failing to reach a deal to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage with BT, has finally begun a new £39.5m procurement.

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