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Full Fibre Limited Engineer and Diggers Trenching

2nd September, 2021 (26 Comments)

Full Fibre Limited, which aims to deploy a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to cover “at least” 500,000 UK premises by 2025, has today named the next batch of 13 rural and semi-urban “forgotten towns” across Derbyshire, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire, and Nottinghamshire to benefit from their rollout.

VX-FIBER-Lila-Connect-FTTP-street-works

30th August, 2021 (22 Comments)

In a new ISPreview.co.uk interview the Chairman of Swedish operator VX Fiber, Mikael Sandberg, has helped to illuminate the “stark difference in attitude towards fibre in the UK compared with Sweden” and highlights some of the ways in which FTTP broadband deployments on this side of the channel could be improved.

11th August, 2021 (1 Comment)

UK ISP InternetTY (aka – Internet ThankYou), which early last year began deploying a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to “rural and semi-urbanised areas” across Staffordshire and North Lincolnshire, has now begun to extend beyond their existing build locations.

Exascale FTTP Broadband ONT in House

20th July, 2021 (3 Comments)

Shropshire-based UK ISP Exascale has confirmed that the first customers on their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the large West Midlands market town of West Bromwich have finally started to connect, which follows the start of their local rollout (here) in February 2021.

19th July, 2021 (9 Comments)

UK ISP Zzoomm has today confirmed that their new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network will next be expanded into the Berkshire (England) towns of Sandhurst and Crowthorne. The rollout is expected to cover 10,500 homes and businesses in the two locations.

7th July, 2021 (9 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast Staffordshire project, which is working with Openreach (BT) to extend the local coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) services, has today announced the completion of its contract. As a result of the rollout more than 97% of local homes and businesses can now order such speeds from an ISP.

10th June, 2021 (14 Comments)

Residents in the Staffordshire (England) city of Stoke-on-Trent have been venting their anger at VXFIBER‘s subsidiary LilaConnect, which occured after the local rollout of a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network caused a number of problems – from damaged driveways to cut broadband and electricity cables etc.

18th May, 2021 (1 Comment)

UK ISP Zzoomm has today revealed that their new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network will shortly be expanding into Staffordshire (England), specifically thousands of homes and businesses within the town of Cannock, which is home to a local population of c.30,000.

30th March, 2021 (2 Comments)

A further 5,400 homes in the Staffordshire (England) market town of Burton upon Trent have now gained access to Virgin Media’s new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network. The work reflects a second expansion after 14,000 premises were put within reach a few years ago (here), albeit mostly via their old coax network.

6th February, 2021 (10 Comments)

CityFibre has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that their plan to rollout a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network across the Staffordshire city of Stoke-on-Trent, which was first announced almost year ago in March 2020, has been shelved. But they haven’t completely abandoned the idea.

13th January, 2021 (60 Comments)

We all know how annoying even a brief loss of home broadband connectivity can be, particularly during the current COVID-19 crisis, but spare a thought for poor Joseph Chesney who lives in a rural area just outside of Endon (Staffordshire Moorlands), he’s been waiting almost 3 months for Openreach to fix a broken fibre optic line.

29th December, 2020 (0 Comments)

New UK ISP InternetTY (aka – Internet ThankYou), which is deploying a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to 12,000+ premises in “rural and semi-urbanised areas” (starting in Staffordshire and North Lincolnshire, England), has now gone live in the village of a Ulceby.

16th November, 2020 (7 Comments)

The first 2,000 homes in the Staffordshire city of Stoke-on-Trent can now access one of the UK’s first part-publicly-owned open access Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP networks, which is being deployed under a £19.2m partnership between the city council and Swedish operator VXFIBER (inc. subsidiary LilaConnect).

24th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

UK ISP InternetTY, which last year unveiled their plan to rollout a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to 12,000+ premises in “rural and semi-urbanised areas” (here), has made progress on their first build(s) and are finally beginning to connect their first live customers.

fibre optic blue strands cosmetic broadband picture

22nd September, 2020 (0 Comments)

Swedish operator VX FIBER, which is also busy building gigabit-capable “full fibre” broadband ISP networks in parts of the UK (e.g. London, Stoke-on-Trent and Colchester), has today announced that global investment firm AMP Capital is to acquire a majority stake in the company and support it with new investment.

24th July, 2020 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has announced that their latest expansion of 4G based mobile (mobile broadband) coverage under the new £1bn Shared Rural Network (SRN) industry project has just gone live in the rural Peak District (Staffordshire) village of Longnor, which is home to over 330 people.

fibre optic blue strands storm

25th October, 2019 (2 Comments)

The City of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire UK has announced a new project worth £19.2m with Swedish operator VXFIBER (including subsidiary LilaConnect), which aims to create a publicly-owned and operated, open-access and gigabit-capable, 60 mile long full fibre broadband network with “citywide” coverage by spring 2021.

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