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truespeed engineers looking at cabinet

6th November, 2017 (0 Comments)

TrueSpeed Communications, which recently secured £75m of new investment (here) and is busy rolling out an FTTP ultrafast broadband network to rural areas in South West England (UK), has named some of the next areas that are likely to benefit from their future build phase.

voneus

18th October, 2017 (0 Comments)

Alternative ISP Voneus, which has deployed their ‘up to’ 100Mbps capable “Wireless Fibre To The Home” (WFTTH) broadband network into a number of UK rural areas, has announced the acquisition of rival provider Cotswold Wireless for an undisclosed sum.

voneus

31st August, 2017 (6 Comments)

Alternative network provider Voneus, which has been busy delivering internet connections of up to 100Mbps into UK rural areas by using their ‘Wireless Fibre To The Home’ (WFTTH) service, has pledged to “ensure … fast broadband services become noticed as a basic ‘human right’“.

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.

fibre optic green cable flay

16th June, 2017 (2 Comments)

Thousands of extra homes in the county of Wiltshire (England) look set to benefit after the local authority awarded a total of £3 million in extra public funding to BT and Gigaclear, which are both tasked with expanding the reach of their 100Mbps+ capable “fibre broadband” networks into rural areas.

uk broadband mast swindon UK

15th June, 2017 (15 Comments)

The Labour Leader for North Swindon, Jim Grant, has called on the council to stop spending public money on the construction of a superfast (24Mbps+) fixed wireless broadband network from UKB Networks because it is now in “direct competition” with BT and Virgin Media’s new “fibre” networks.

telegraph pole openreach engineer hanging

26th May, 2017 (63 Comments)

Residents in the village of Poulshot (Wiltshire) reportedly used their cars to block an Openreach (BT) contractor after they began erecting 5 new telegraph poles for superfast broadband in a conservation area, which a local Parish council chairman said was done without prior consultation.

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.

bt openreach fttc cabinet and engineer

22nd December, 2016 (0 Comments)

A second £2.8 million extension of the existing Wiltshire Online project has been announced that will see Openreach (BT) roll-out their faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to an additional 5,000 homes and businesses in the county. But the 24Mbps+ coverage target remains unclear.

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.

south_west_england_outage

2nd September, 2016 (22 Comments)

A number of ISPs (e.g. Sky Broadband and Gigaclear) in big parts of South West England are currently being affected after a major (trunk) fibre optic cable was damaged in an unspecified incident, which has cut Internet and phone services around parts of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

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.

swindon_wireless_mast_ukb_networks

11th July, 2016 (2 Comments)

The £1.9m UKB Networks contract to roll-out a new superfast (24Mbps+) wireless broadband network in North Swindon faces a big test tomorrow when a revised application for 4 new masts goes before the planning committee, but recent developments from BT and Virgin Media may complicate the vote.

female_openreach_engineer_with_harness

30th June, 2016 (47 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has announced that their up to 80Mbps FTTC and 330Mbps FTTP broadband network will be extended to cover 6,500 premises in the Priory Vale part of North Swindon (Wiltshire), which should add further competition for cable operator Virgin Media and wireless ISP UKB Networks.

virgin media engineer touching fibre optic wires

15th June, 2016 (4 Comments)

Earlier this month reports claimed (here) that cable operator Virgin Media were on the verge of announcing a major expansion of their 300Mbps broadband and TV network into parts of North Swindon (Wiltshire), where a state aid supported wireless network is deploying, and it’s now been confirmed that 7,000 premises will benefit.

swindon_wireless_mast_ukb_networks

6th June, 2016 (0 Comments)

The Superfast Swindon project in Wiltshire (England), which last month revealed the initial roll-out areas for UKB Networks controversial new 4G fixed wireless superfast broadband service (details), has now confirmed the first supporting ISPs and package prices for local residents.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

3rd June, 2016 (5 Comments)

The already complicated situation in North Swindon (Wiltshire, England) just became even more interesting after Virgin Media appeared to indicate that its ultrafast (up to 300Mbps) cable and fibre optic broadband network would also be expanding into additional parts of the area.

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