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Origin Broadband Logo 2016

6th December, 2018 (16 Comments)

The Directors of Doncaster-based budget ISP Origin Broadband, which last week hit the headlines due to staff redundancies (here), are now in the process of trying to reach a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) with its creditors. Documents seen by ISPreview reveal that Origin has around £5m in “total unsecured creditors“.

bt fttc fttp fibre optic broadband cabinet uk

5th December, 2018 (10 Comments)

The North Yorkshire County Council has pledged to launch an investigation into any cases where people struggle to achieve “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) speeds, which is focused upon areas that have been upgraded by Openreach (BT) as part of the state aid supported Superfast North Yorkshire project.

kcom engineer hull indoor

30th November, 2018 (18 Comments)

The incumbent ISP for Hull (East Riding of Yorkshire), KCOM, has moved to address consumer concerns by refreshing their fibre optic (FTTP/C) “Lightstream” broadband packages to offer more unlimited data options (as opposed to old fashioned capped allowances), cheaper prices and a new 900Mbps tier.

Origin Broadband Logo 2016

29th November, 2018 (4 Comments)

Over the past couple of weeks a number of sources have contacted ISPreview.co.uk to alleged that Doncaster-based budget ISP Origin Broadband may be in the process of conducting a new redundancy consultation, which it’s claimed could result in the further loss of around 20 to 30 jobs.

b4rn_ftth_in_snow

27th November, 2018 (3 Comments)

The B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project, which is deploying a community built and funded 1Gbps “full fibre” (FTTH) rural broadband network to homes in several counties, have taken the hopefully temporary decision not to process new EIS1 forms (Enterprise Investment Scheme) for investments made into the ISP.

gtc engineer and van

6th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

Utility infrastructure provider GTC (Brookfield Utilities UK / OFNL) has announced that a sixth ISP – BreezTel – is joining their platform and will thus be able to offer services over their Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network, which is being deployed to some new build home developments.

kcom_pro_team

6th November, 2018 (1 Comment)

The dominant ISP for Hull in East Yorkshire, KCOM, has announced the introduction of their new “PRO Team” service, which claims to be the “first of its kind in the UK” and involves sending out a special engineering team to help solve customers’ Wi-Fi woes, router problems and buffering issues for free.

signa moorsweb north yorkshire

1st November, 2018 (4 Comments)

UK ISP Signa Technologies (Moorsweb) informs ISPreview.co.uk that their fixed wireless broadband network has been extended to cover more rural homes on the remote North Yorkshire Moors. Customers can expect download speeds of up to 30Mbps (10Mbps upload) and there are plans for a 100Mbps service.

cityfibre mk home build ftth houses

24th October, 2018 (46 Comments)

They’ve done it. Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has announced that their backers have agreed to establish a £2.5bn fund, which will help the operator extend their 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband ISP network to cover 5 million premises in 37 UK cities and towns by the end of 2024.

Origin Broadband Logo 2016

18th October, 2018 (25 Comments)

Sporadic reports are coming in this morning from customers of the Doncaster-based ISP Origin Broadband, which appears to be giving some of their subscribers just 30 days’ notice to change ISP before they are disconnected due to a “network restructure outside of our control.”

kcom_telegraph_pole_female_engineer

10th October, 2018 (1 Comment)

The incumbent ISP for Hull in East Yorkshire, KCOM, has today unveiled the next 11,100 premises and areas that will benefit from the on-going deployment of their Gigabit capable Lightstream pure fibre optic (FTTP) “ultrafast broadband” network.

cityfibre uk ngs networks wakefield

9th October, 2018 (11 Comments)

Cambridge, Leeds and Southend-on-Sea have today been named as the next 3 UK cities and towns to be covered via Cityfibre and Vodafone’s joint deployment of a new Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network by the end of 2021. The rollout is being supported by an investment of £171m.

kcom van in car park

4th October, 2018 (0 Comments)

The Managing Director of Hull’s (East Yorkshire) incumbent telecoms operator KCOM, Sean Royce, has hinted in a special Q&A event that lower prices could be on the way for local broadband subscribers. The new year will also bring the introduction of a new “Super Router“.

wifi wireless signal

17th September, 2018 (0 Comments)

A new trial has begun that could eventually see thousands of social housing properties in multiple tower blocks across the city of Leeds (Yorkshire) being given “free” access to a bog standard 5Mbps broadband connection (after a small one-off fee is paid), which uses WiFi wireless technology.

b4rn fibre optic cable rolls

11th September, 2018 (14 Comments)

Plucky rural ISP B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North), which has spent the past 6 years deploying a 1Gbps capable community built and funded “full fibre” (FTTH) broadband network to remote homes in several counties across England, looks set to hit their 5,000 connections target by around the end of this month.

rural openreach bt engineer

7th September, 2018 (2 Comments)

The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England has revealed how an additional £11.15m of funding, which was recently secured from the Government’s £75m Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme (RBIS), could boost “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage from the current target of 95% to 97%.

cable_grab_john_henry_group

26th July, 2018 (12 Comments)

One subtle development that appears to have been overlooked this week is the Government’s move to publish a new guide for civil engineering (street works), which sets the best practice when constructing the next generation of Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) style broadband ISP networks.

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