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25th February, 2021 (5 Comments)

Communications provider MS3, which runs an independent Dark Fibre and business focused broadband network in Hull (East Yorkshire), has informed us that they are about to embark on a 70km long “city-wide expansion” of their “full fibre” network and this will also be used to serve local homes.

15th February, 2021 (7 Comments)

The North Yorkshire County Council is reportedly preparing to start a new scheme worth £3m, which among other things will rollout a free public WiFi network across 16 of the county’s “rural” market towns – stretching from Scarborough to Skipton. Ultrafast full fibre broadband will also be deployed to 6 rural business parks.

5th February, 2021 (9 Comments)

CityFibre has this week announced the start of a £115 million project to deploy their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across the South Yorkshire city of Sheffield, which will take 5-years to complete. The first civil engineering is due to commence next Monday (8th Feb).

19th January, 2021 (7 Comments)

Hull-based UK ISP KCOM, which serves broadband and phone users across their network in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, has launched a new “January Sale” that discounts selected Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) prices by up to 26%. The catch is that you have to be within one of their new network extension areas.

6th January, 2021 (26 Comments)

Cityfibre has today begun to invest £32 million in order to rollout a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network to “nearly every home and business” in the South Yorkshire (England) town of Barnsley, with work already underway.

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16th December, 2020 (2 Comments)

Hull-based UK ISP KCOM, which serves broadband and phone customers across their network in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, has decided to remove all of the data caps from their usage restricted internet access packages (mostly older legacy plans, as “unlimited” is more common) between now and 31st January 2021.

7th December, 2020 (4 Comments)

Broadband ISP Quickline (part of Bigblu) has today won a fourth state aid supported UK rural broadband delivery contract, which is worth £14.5m and will see them extend their “fibre-backed fixed wireless” network to bring “superfast, ultrafast and in some cases gigabit speed broadband” to a further 15,830 premises in North Yorkshire.

9th November, 2020 (1 Comment)

Cityfibre has today announced that they intend to invest £42 million in order to cover the large North Yorkshire (England) town of Middlesbrough with access to their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network, which is being supported by civil engineering firm MAP Group (UK).

9th November, 2020 (17 Comments)

The founder and CEO of UK rural “full fibre” broadband ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), Barry Forde MBE, has this morning announced that he intends to retire by the end of this year. The provider’s Board is currently overseeing the ongoing process of appointing a successor.

29th October, 2020 (2 Comments)

The Telcom Group and sibling ClearFibre have today launched yet another sub-brand broadband ISP called WeFibre, which appears to be targeting social housing and aims to deploy their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to cover 1 million premises by the end of 2023. Better yet this speed will cost you just £20.

27th October, 2020 (48 Comments)

The CEO of rural UK full fibre ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), Barry Forde, has become the first person to sign-up to the provider’s new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) plan. The first live speed test of this produced a download speed of 8341Mbps and uploads of 6644Mbps, with latency of just 1ms.

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8th October, 2020 (6 Comments)

The North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) will next Tuesday vote on a key decision to award the contract for Phase 4 of their Superfast Broadband North Yorkshire (SFNY) project, which is worth £12.5m and predicted to push local “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) coverage up to 97% (currently 92%).

18th September, 2020 (15 Comments)

Broadband ISP KCOM, which is currently extending the availability of their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across more of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in England, has followed Openreach (BT) by deploying their first Electric Vehicles (EV) for engineers and other staff to trial.

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11th September, 2020 (7 Comments)

Hull-based UK ISP KCOM has said it will restore broadband data caps on packages with fixed data allowances from 1st October, which were “temporarily” removed earlier this year as part of the provider’s response to support customers who needed to work from home during the COVID-19 lockdown. But there’s a problem.

8th September, 2020 (11 Comments)

UK ISP Quickline, which is part of Bigblu group, has today secured a new £9.11 million contract that will see them deploy “superfast” (30Mbps+) and “ultrafast” (100Mbps+) capable fixed wireless and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband services to 6,700 extra premises across rural West Yorkshire and York.

8th September, 2020 (4 Comments)

UK ISP KCOM, which is currently investing £100m to extend the availability of their 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network across “tens of thousands” of additional premises in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, has once again contracted Light Source to help deliver this expansion.

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.

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