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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.

25th June, 2021 (8 Comments)

Full fibre broadband ISP Hyperoptic UK has secured new partnership agreements with Birmingham Council and the City of Wolverhampton Council in the West Midlands of England. The move will enable them to expand their gigabit-capable network to cover tens of thousands of additional homes in both cities.

3rd June, 2021 (2 Comments)

CityFibre UK has today confirmed that they’ve started work on their new £21m project to build a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across the cathedral city of Worcester in Worcestershire (England), which is home to a population of over 100,000.

27th April, 2021 (2 Comments)

CityFibre has today committed an additional £12.5 million to help boost their ongoing deployment of a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the West Midlands city of Coventry, which will see them reach “tens of thousands more homes and businesses” across the location.

6th April, 2021 (0 Comments)

A new blanket council wayleave agreement, which has been approved by social housing provider Wolverhampton Homes and CityFibre, looks set to see the latter extend their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network to cover more than 22,700 extra homes in the West Midland’s (England) city.

31st March, 2021 (1 Comment)

Some 18,000 tenants and customers of Citizen, a social housing provider in the West Midlands (England) city of Coventry, look set to gain access to a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network as part of a new agreement with CityFibre.

16th March, 2021 (0 Comments)

CityFibre has today confirmed some details of their £20 million rollout plan for a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network to homes and businesses in the large West Midlands (England) town of Solihull, which is home to 123,000 people. The first construction work is due to begin in April 2021.

21st February, 2021 (0 Comments)

Shropshire-based UK ISP Exascale, which since 2019 has been busy building a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover premises in Telford and Wrekin (here), appears to have expanded to new parts of the West Midlands by adding homes and business in West Bromwich to their plan.

11th February, 2021 (1 Comment)

UK ISP Hyperoptic, which builds 1Gbps capable “full fibre” (FTTP/B) broadband networks to large residential (MDU) and office buildings, has reached a new agreement with housing association Citizen that will see their service being deployed to cover some 5,000 additional properties in the Midlands.

22nd September, 2020 (2 Comments)

The state aid supported West Midlands 5G (WM5G) programme has today announced 7 UK-based consortiums, which will each share funding of £2.4m to support the development of new 5G (mobile broadband) based products and services to help “transform transport across the region.”

virgin media engineer connecting fibre optic cable

7th September, 2020 (1 Comment)

The large village of New Rossington just outside Doncaster (South Yorkshire), which is home to around 14,000 people, has just become the latest to benefit from Virgin Media’s expansion of their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network. Some 5,600 homes have been covered.

4th September, 2020 (5 Comments)

Broadband ISP and TV provider Virgin Media UK has just completed another large network extension in the West Midlands of England, which this time sees 10,000 homes in Brandhall (a suburb of Oldbury in the south of Sandwell) gaining access to their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) service.

Hyperoptic UK Broadband ISP 2015 Logo

1st August, 2020 (4 Comments)

Broadband ISP Hyperoptic UK claims to have provided a “significant donation” to support the Birmingham Education Partnership, which among other things provides laptops to disadvantaged children in Birmingham (c.5,000 children in the city have been unable to access remote learning opportunities during lockdown).

13th July, 2020 (13 Comments)

Street works to roll-out a new “gigabit-capable” Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based broadband ISP network have just begun in the West Midland’s city of Wolverhampton. The deployment is being funded by an investment of £50m from Cityfibre, which usually aims to cover around 85%+ of premises in the areas they target.

10th July, 2020 (53 Comments)

Cable ISP Virgin Media has just made their first UK deployment of a new-ish technology – Remote Phy (R-PHY) – on their Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) based DOCSIS broadband and TV network in Coventry. The development will make their network more efficient, which should lead to better internet speeds and reliability.

26th May, 2020 (6 Comments)

UK ISP Exascale, which is in the early process of building a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to reach premises around Telford in Shropshire (with Wolverhampton in the West Midlands and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire to follow), is to start installing a free Mesh WiFi system for all new home customers.

27th March, 2020 (7 Comments)

West Midlands 5G, which is one of the groups responsible for helping to deliver the UK’s first government-backed 5G testbed, has awarded a major contract to a consortium led by O2. Under this deal the mobile operator will build 5G accelerators that could benefit up to 2,000 businesses in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Coventry.

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