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24th June, 2022 (5 Comments)

The Hampshire County Council (HCC) in England has issued an update on the progress of both their previous rollout of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP technology, which has completed, and their expectations for the forthcoming build of gigabit-capable networks under the UK Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit scheme.

Project-Gigabit-UK-Broadband-Investment

18th June, 2022 (17 Comments)

The Building Digital UK team has today published another round of Public Reviews (PR) for the Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout – this time covering West Yorkshire and Parts of North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and West of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire in England.

united kingdom digital connectivity

13th June, 2022 (7 Comments)

The UK Government has published their ‘Digital Strategy’, which reflects a “new plan” to grow the “digital economy” (i.e. addressing tech sector skills, investment and infrastructure). But in terms of mobile and broadband infrastructure, it’s largely another re-announcement of existing schemes (not unlike the ‘Levelling Up‘ plan).

fibre optic uk cables gigapixel

11th June, 2022 (4 Comments)

The Essex County Council in England has published a new Digital Strategy document, which among other things sets out their plans to ensure that – come 2025 – “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) will cover “all premises“, while “gigabit-capable broadband” should reach 85% and 4G becomes available to 99% (geographic).

cityfibre engineer over reel of purple fibre

3rd June, 2022 (14 Comments)

CityFibre has announced “one of Europe’s largest ever Full Fibre financings” by completing a debt raise worth a staggering £4.9bn. The deal enables them to complete their plan to cover 8 million UK premises with gigaibt-capable FTTP broadband and to bid on contract’s under the Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit scheme for rural areas.

road_works_broadband_uk_street

31st May, 2022 (2 Comments)

The LSBUD (Line Search Before You Dig) organisation, which provides an online asset search facility to UK civil engineering firms for underground pipes and cables, has published its annual Digging Up Britain 2022 report and revealed that the majority of digging work is still being performed on behalf of the telecoms sector.

30th May, 2022 (12 Comments)

The Government’s Building Digital UK team has today published a Spring 2022 progress update for their £5bn Project Gigabit broadband rollout, which among other things adds new regional procurements in Norfolk and Suffolk and two local supplier procurements in Cornwall, potentially extending 1Gbps speeds to c.190,000 premises.

Wessex Internet Trenching Machine

26th May, 2022 (1 Comment)

Broadband ISP Wessex Internet has boosted their existing rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in South England by securing a new contract to connect 35 public sites (schools, libraries etc.) under the ‘Gigahub Connectivity in Rural Dorset Project‘, which is supported by £900k from Dorset Council.

wildanet_fttp_engineering_van

25th May, 2022 (5 Comments)

Research group Curia, which was commissioned by rural broadband ISP Wildanet, has today published a new report that predicts how the deployment of gigabit-capable broadband across rural parts of Cornwall in England could deliver £615m and an additional £111m per year for the economy up to 2030.

broadband vouchers ultrafast gigabit uk full fibre

25th May, 2022 (1 Comment)

The Cumbria County Council (CCC) has released an additional £2m of public investment to help keep the current Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) topped-up, which is designed to help rural homes and businesses to get an ultrafast or gigabit speed internet connection installed.

24th May, 2022 (9 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe has today released their annual ranking of the European countries with the strongest subscriber penetration and annual growth of gigabit-capable “full fibre” (FTTP/H/B) broadband ISP networks. Happily, the UK continues to show exceptional growth, and has managed to leapfrog over Germany.

uk shadow map

20th May, 2022 (16 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Spring 2022 report into fixed broadband and mobile coverage has revealed that “full fibre” (FTTP) now reaches 33% of the UK (up from 28% in Sept 2021), while 19.3 million homes (66%) are within reach of a gigabit-capable network (up from 47%). Geographic 5G coverage has also improved.

Red Road Closed road sign in a UK city street.

13th May, 2022 (1 Comment)

The Government has announced changes that are designed to improve the quality of street works, not least through more inspections, better quality resurfacing and tougher fines for poor quality road works and leaving behind potholes. But the new rules also include changes to help support the rollout of gigabit-capable broadband.

rural countryside broadband uk isp

12th May, 2022 (10 Comments)

A new survey of over 4,000 businesses in England, which was conducted by the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE), has claimed that sub-standard infrastructure in rural areas – particularly the lack of quality broadband in many parts – is making it harder for businesses to be “resilient and bounce back from adversity“.

Mobile UK Local Authority Digital Champions

10th May, 2022 (2 Comments)

The Mobile UK trade body, which represents operators including Three UK, EE (BT), O2 (VMO2) and Vodafone, has today published a new report that calls on the Government to put funding behind the establishment of Digital Champions at local authority level to help coordinate the mobile and broadband infrastructure rollout.

Project-Gigabit-UK-Gov-Investment-Scheme-2025

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.

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.

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