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19th August, 2020 (19 Comments)

Cityfibre UK has today revealed the first solid details of their plan to deploy a new “gigabit-capable” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTH) based broadband ISP network across the towns of Slough (Berkshire) and Swindon (Wiltshire), which will involve a commercial investment of £24m and £40m respectively.

13th August, 2020 (7 Comments)

At present many homes in the Chalke Valley (Wiltshire, England) suffer from slow fixed broadband speeds and extremely weak mobile signals, but a new Government funded community project – Ch4lke Mobile – is finally starting to change that by building their own 4G and 5G based mobile broadband network.

12th June, 2020 (36 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced that they’ve “fully fibred” the cathedral city of Salisbury in Wiltshire (England), which means that 22,242 premises in the area can now access their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network and 800 premises have already upgraded; the work only took 12 months to complete.

3rd February, 2020 (26 Comments)

UK ISP Giganet today appears to have become one of the first providers to reveal how much they will charge at retail for Openreach’s new 550Mbps and 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband tiers, which are due to go live from 23rd March 2020. But there’s a catch.. the pricing is currently only for homes in Salisbury.

30th January, 2020 (2 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has completed their community driven project to roll-out a 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across 12 rural villages in the Test and Dun Valleys of Hampshire and Wiltshire, which since starting in 2018 (here) has now covered a total of 4,000 local homes and businesses.

29th January, 2020 (7 Comments)

Ofcom has today implemented softer rules to support Openreach’s (BT) IP (VoIP) and FTTP UK migration trials in Salisbury and Mildenhall (here), which aim to test the processes for moving customers off older copper broadband ISP and telephone services. Discounts and a new bulk migration process are part of the changes.

7th January, 2020 (2 Comments)

Openreach has unveiled some new special offers to help ISPs facilitate their analogue telephone (WLR) to digital voice (VoIP), and copper to “full fibre” (FTTP), Exchange Upgrade trials (here, here and here) in Mildenhall (Suffolk) and Salisbury (Wiltshire) respectively.

27th November, 2019 (8 Comments)

Ofcom are consulting on a new proposal that could remove a few key pieces of regulation from Openreach (BT), which is intended to support their analogue telephone (WLR) to digital voice (VoIP) and copper to “full fibre” (FTTP) Exchange Upgrade trials (here and here) in Mildenhall (Suffolk) and Salisbury (Wiltshire) respectively

telegraph pole high engineer

24th July, 2019 (7 Comments)

Ofcom has announced that they will test a softer approach to UK telecoms regulation on Openreach’s new FTTP broadband Exchange Upgrade trial in Salisbury (Wiltshire), which is testing how the operator will in the future handle a complete migration from copper to “full fibre” lines.

optical fibre splice openreach

18th June, 2019 (20 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced two new UK technology trials (i.e. an FTTP Exchange Upgrade process and Digital Voice services) for premises in Salisbury (Wiltshire) and Mildenhall (Suffolk), which forms part of their wider efforts to move toward an All-IP and national “full fibre” broadband ISP network.


10th June, 2019 (16 Comments)

Openreach’s (BT) effort to cover the whole of Salisbury (Wiltshire) with their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband ISP network (here) has been given a boost by a new Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology, which reduces costs and disruption by precisely mapping where to dig new cables.

cityfibre logo in office building space

10th May, 2019 (1 Comment)

More than 1,100 businesses in the Wiltshire UK town of Swindon can now gain access to a new Gigabit speed capable “full fibre” service after Cityfibre announced that their network was “open for business.” Ultrafast broadband will eventually also be extended to local homes via ISP partner Vodafone, but not for awhile.

wessex internet fibre team in field tractor

15th April, 2019 (0 Comments)

Alternative rural network ISP Wessex Internet appears to be making good use of the UK Government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) and are using the investment to help grow their Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network into more villages around Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.


3rd April, 2019 (18 Comments)

UK ISP Giganet (M12 Solutions) has said they’re in a prime position to offer the “best value” Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based ultrafast broadband service to “homes and businesses” in Salisbury, not least because they’ve invested in their own “dedicated equipment rack” in the local exchange (connected to its resilient London-core network).

fttp engineers outside salisbury cathedral openreach

19th March, 2019 (59 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced that their “Fibre First” programme will cover the whole of Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) with Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology and it will aim to do so within just 12 months, which could be the fastest city-wide network build in the UK so far.

truespeed fibre optic cable install on road

26th May, 2018 (13 Comments)

The co-founder and CEO of UK ISP Truespeed Communications, Evan Wienburg, has told ISPreview.co.uk – as part of our new interview – that their “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband network in South West England has already covered 3,000 rural premises and they aspire to hit 200,000 by 2025.


20th February, 2018 (4 Comments)

The Swindon Borough Council‘s £1.9m contract with UKB Networks, which has been building an LTE (4G) based Fixed Wireless Access network that can bring “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) to 19,500 premises (99.4% total coverage), is facing a fresh challenge over changes to its deployment.

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