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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.

swindon_wireless_mast_ukb_networks

13th May, 2016 (0 Comments)

Some 6,000 premises in parts of Swindon (Wiltshire, England) should soon benefit from a new superfast broadband (24Mbps+) capable wireless network, which will go live on 6th June 2016, after UKB Networks confirmed that their early network deployment phase had begun.

truespeed muddy fttp trench

15th April, 2016 (11 Comments)

After one month of muddy digging TrueSpeed Communications has finally announced that they’ve connected their first North East Somerset (England) customer to a new 100Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the rural village of Priston.

uk broadband mast swindon UK

4th April, 2016 (4 Comments)

A cautious welcome has greeted UKB Networks submission for planning permission to build six or seven new 15 metre masts in the urban part of North Swindon after an earlier proposal was rejected (here). But the new locations could mean that fewer premises will receive the broadband service.

truespeed_fibre_optic_trench

8th March, 2016 (9 Comments)

The diggers have finally come out after TrueSpeed Communications confirmed that they had started the build of their new symmetric 100Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network, which will initially connect the rural village of Priston in North East Somerset (England).

wessex_internet_2016

1st March, 2016 (0 Comments)

Rural ISP Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions) has confirmed that their hybrid superfast fibre optic and wireless broadband network, which operates in North Dorset, South Wiltshire and East Somerset (England), is now an approved supplier for the £60m “2Mbps for all” rural broadband subsidy (USC).

truespeed-banner-in-priston

23rd February, 2016 (27 Comments)

North East Somerset (England) ISP TrueSpeed Communications (formerly Wansdyke Telecom) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that their new symmetric 100Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network should be going live in the rural village of Priston during April 2016.

uk broadband mast swindon UK

10th February, 2016 (48 Comments)

The state aid supported plan to bring superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services to North Swindon (Wiltshire, England) has been dealt a blow after the local planning committee rejected UKB Networks proposal to erect five new 15 metre tall masts in Taw Hill, Oakhurst, Haydon End and Redhouse.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

12th December, 2015 (7 Comments)

Reports claim that Virgin Media has scaled back its urban superfast broadband (EuroDOCSIS3 cable) roll-out plans for North Swindon (Wiltshire, England) because of the local authority’s £1.9m contract with UKB Networks, which is deploying a fixed wireless service in the area.

wireless microwave link uk

27th November, 2015 (0 Comments)

The CMO of UKB Networks, Will Harnden, has moved to reassure North Swindon (Wiltshire, England) locals that their plan to roll-out superfast broadband in the area, using a fixed wireless network, is ultimately just a stepping stone to the deployment of fixed line “fibre” connectivity. Maybe.

truespeed-banner-in-priston

9th October, 2015 (1 Comment)

TrueSpeed Communications (formerly Wansdyke Telecom), which earlier this year pledged to roll-out a new 1Gbps capable pure fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network to parts of rural North East Somerset and possibly Wiltshire, has announced that Priston will be the first village to benefit.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

28th September, 2015 (15 Comments)

Local residents and the North Swindon MP have raised concerns about the general feasibility and size of masts being used as part of a £1.9m project with UKB Networks, which will push “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 99.4% of premises by 2016 via a fixed wireless 4G (LTE) network.

testing fibre

23rd September, 2015 (0 Comments)

It’s been many months since a new state aid supported Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract was signed in Wiltshire (England) to extend the local roll-out of BT’s superfast broadband (24Mbps+) network beyond the current target of 91% by March 2016 and today we’re finally given the details.

sky broadband uk

4th September, 2015 (17 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband in the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire areas of England yesterday began suffering from a Major Service Outage (MSO) after an unspecified problem triggered a loss of broadband and phone service across multiple telephone exchanges in the area.

wessex_internet_wireless_mast

23rd June, 2015 (3 Comments)

Rural ISP Wessex Internet (M12 Solutions), which deploys superfast wireless broadband (50Mbps) and some ultrafast (up to 1000Mbps) fibre optic services to premises in parts of North Dorset and South West Wiltshire (England), has reduced some of their charges and boosted usage allowances.

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