CityFibre invests £17m in network rollout in Hampshire

Broadband internet service provider CityFibre has announced that it will invest £17 million in a new network across three new areas in Hampshire, England.

Ofcom: Two-thirds of UK now covered by gigabit broadband

In its Spring 2022 report, telecoms regulator Ofcom has revealed that 66 per cent of UK homes (19.3 million premises) are now able to connect to a gigabit-capable network. Furthermore, the report has revealed that 33 per cent of UK homes (9.6 million) are now within reach of a full-fibre FTTP connection.

Gigaclear announces two new towns for gigabit rollout

Broadband internet service provider Gigaclear has announced that it will be rolling out its new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to the towns of Winchcombe and Cinderford in Gloucestershire, England.

Zzoomm adds seven market towns to FTTP rollout

Full fibre operator Zzoommm has announced that it has added a further seven market towns to its ongoing Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) rollout. The seven new towns, spread across Yorkshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire, will mean that Zzoomm has announced enough locations to bring its rollout to 250,000 UK premises.

MS3 announces three new Lincolnshire towns for its FTTP deployment

Network provider MS3 has announced it has added over 95,000 premises in three Lincolnshire towns to its FTTP broadband deployment plan. MS3 is a fibre network operator which is based in and serves as a wholesale provider for Hull, East Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.

Openreach’s claims of 7 million full-fibre premises confirmed

Broadband news and information site, thinkbroadband has confirmed that Openreach’s full-fibre network had passed seven million premises. Openreach made this announcement a few weeks ago, but the claim had not been confirmed until 1.00am on 7th May when thinkbroadband’s database showed 7,000,365 premises passed.

FullFibre extends its FTTP rollout to 22 new locations

Altnet FullFibre Ltd has announced that it will be extending the reach of its Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network across the north midlands and Yorkshire as part of the next phase of its rollout. The operator has announced 22 new locations, which will include over 90,000 premises and cover towns in South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

Gigaclear announces Wincanton will be part of FTTP rollout

Internet service provider Gigaclear has announced that it will be rolling out its new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the rural town of Wincanton, which is in South Somerset in England.

Netomnia announces two more UK towns in FTTP broadband rollout

Full fibre broadband provider, Netomnia has announced that it will roll out its new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in a further two UK towns.

Openreach announces the launch of SOTAP

Openreach has announced that it will begin the ISP pilot phase of its new Single Order Transitional Access Product (SOTAP) in the UK starting from next month. The launch will commence at Mildenhall on 30 May and will then expand to additional available exchanges in East Anglia, London and regions in the South East on 25th July 2022 to meet the pilot exit volume.

EE reaches speeds of 2.2Gbps during 5G mobile broadband testing

EE has announced that it has pushed its 5G mobile broadband speeds to 2.2Gbps during testing. The mobile operator has claimed it is the “first European network” to reach these speeds by combining seven different spectrum carriers via its existing 3.4GHz and new 3.6GHz channels.

CityFibre announces plans for gigabit broadband in Bognor Regis

Independent full fibre platform CityFibre, has announced plans to expand its rollout of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to the seaside town of Bognor Regis. The project, which forms part of the operator’s £195 million plan for East and West Sussex, will include all the villages between Pagham and Elmer and is expected to be completed by 2024

BT Openreach announces coverage of seven million UK premises

Openreach has announced that it has now covered seven million premises in the UK with its gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network. The operator has also added 36 new locations to its £15 billion rollout, which aims to reach 25 million premises by December 2026.

Netomnia receives £295m in funding boost for FTTP rollout

Full-fibre broadband infrastructure provider Netomnia and internet service provider YouFibre have secured £295 million in funding to continue their rollout of 10 Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband to premises across the UK.

UK government announces trial to deliver broadband through water pipes

The UK government has announced a technology trial to deliver fast broadband through water pipes. Water pipes between Barnsley and Penistone in South Yorkshire will be used as part of the trial, which reportedly has the potential to connect up to 8,500 premises.

Nadine Dorries urges UK ISPs to promote 'social tariffs' for people on benefits

The Government’s Culture Secretary has written a letter to UK broadband companies asking them to promote their “social tariffs” for home broadband.

Which? survey: Half of UK customers suffer broadband problems

According to a new survey by Which? magazine, close to half of broadband customers in the UK experienced a problem with their internet service provider (ISP) over the past 12 months. The survey, which polled close to 4,000 UK customers, found that 49 per cent had experienced an issue within the last year, with common problems including slow speeds, drop outs and outages.

FullFibre Limited expands its Midlands East and West Regions

Network builder FullFibre Limited has announced that it will add a further 26 communities in the Midlands East and West regions to the rollout plan for its gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network.

UK Government says all schools to have high-speed internet by 2025

The Education Secretary has announced that all schools in England will have access to high-speed internet by 2025.The roll-out, which forms part of the government’s plans to make lightning-fast gigabit broadband accessible across the UK, will be supported by a £150 million fund for the most in-need schools.

Easee uses AWS to manage rapid growth and focus on European expansion

Easee, a firm that designs and produces smart electric vehicle charging robots, has rapidly grown over the past couple of years. The company now has hundreds of thousands of devices connected to its system with an extra 4,500 chargers being added every week, each one transmitting multiple messages per hour.

Fibrus announces latest list of UK towns for its 2022 broadband rollout

Internet service provider Fibrus has announced the latest areas its new hyperfast full-fibre network will cover. The towns and villages which are “commercially funded” are located across Northern Ireland and in England.

Survey: 76 per cent of Britons would favour a "universal router" to cut waste

According to a survey from Uswitch, there are currently 22 million unused broadband ISP routers in UK homes, many of which people don't know how to properly dispose of.

600 public buildings in Wales now connected to full-fibre broadband

The largest public-sector broadband project in Wales, which has been delivered and funded by the UK government, has been completed, meaning that over 600 public buildings including hospitals, police stations, libraries are now connected to full-fibre broadband.

21 Cambridgeshire villages added to County Broadband FTTP roll out

East of England-focused internet service provider County Broadband has announced that 21 villages in Cambridgeshire have been added to its gigabit-speed full-fibre broadband rollout. The expansion to the ISP’s fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout plan will cover villages in St Neots and Huntingdon, across rural parts of the county.

650 Openreach telegraph poles damaged in recent storms

Over 650 of Openreach’s poles were badly damaged in the storms that hit the UK last month, necessitating “time-consuming” repair work and disruption, which is still ongoing.

CityFibre to roll out £45m FTTP network in Luton and Dunstable

Independent full fibre platform CityFibre has announced that it will invest £45 million in extending Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) connectivity to the neighbouring towns of Luton and Dunstable in Bedfordshire.

Hyperoptic confirms its coverage of over 750,000 UK premises

London-based ISP Hyperoptic has announced that its alternative full-fibre network now covers over 750,000 premises in the UK. The provider, one of the country's leading alternative full-fibre networks, has also announced its latest goal, which will see it aim to cover two million UK homes by the end of 2023 and five million by 2024.

Virgin Media UK's FTTP network extended to 17,000 Cricklewood homes

Virgin Media UK has announced that its gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network is now available to over 17,000 homes in Cricklewood, London. The build brings gigabit-capable FTTP broadband to thousands of Cricklewood residents for the first time.

Virgin Media O2 announce new plan to extend FTTP to 23 million

Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2) have confirmed a plan to extend their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to cover around 23 million UK premises by 2027 - seven million more than their original plan. The announcement comes from the Joint Venture as they published their combined results for Q4 2021.

Ofcom says mobile and broadband complaints are at record lows

Ofcom has reported that the number of complaints regarding mobile, broadband, landline, and pay-TV services in the UK are at a record low. The UK's telecoms regulator doesn’t resolve complaints, but regularly offers consumer advice and publishes league tables every quarter in an effort to help operators improve their services and performance.

Zzoomm’s FTTP Broadband goes live in Cheshire village

UK Internet Service Provider Zzoomm has announced that its new 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network has gone live in parts of Crewe and Nantwich in Cheshire. Premises in Shavington village have been the first to be connected in the rollout, which forms part of Zzoomm’s wider plans to reach one million premises in 85 towns across the UK by the end of 2025.

Lit Fibre network goes live in Worcestershire town of Evesham

Internet service provider Lit Fibre has gone live with its 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the town of Evesham, Worcestershire. The town is the fourth to go live as part of Lit Fibre’s network rollout, through which the provider is aiming to deliver FTTP broadband to 500,000 UK homes by 2026.

New ISP partnership to extend a new gigabit-speed in Scotland

GoFibre and Marykirk.com have joined forces to extend a new gigabit-speed in Scotland. The two companies have decided that instead of competing with each other, a more co-operative solution would be more beneficial to them as well as the people in Scotland.

CityFibre’s FTTP network goes live in the city of Gloucester

Full Fibre infrastructure platform CityFibre has announced that its 1Gbps-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network has gone live in the UK city of Gloucester.

Community Fibre Doubles its Target for FTTP Broadband in London

Community Fibre has announced that it has doubled its network coverage target for lLondon to 2.2 million premises by 2024. The London-based broadband provider, which previously had a target of one million premises by the end of 2023, has already connected over 435,000 premises to its FTTP network and the new target will mean that it will ultimately cover 61.1 per cent of homes in London.

Ogi announces ultrafast broadband in four new areas in Wales

Welsh Internet Service Provider Ogi has announced a further four areas that will be covered by its new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network. The areas are Dinas Powys, Milford Haven, Johnston and Monmouth in South Wales and will include around 18,000 premises.

Lit Fibre goes live in Clacton-on-Sea

Internet Service Provider Lit Fibre has announced that its network has now gone live in homes in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

CityFibre announces £42 million FTTP investment in Gateshead

CityFibre has announced that it will invest £42 million to roll out its Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across Gateshead. The work will begin in February this year and has the potential to create up to 200 jobs in construction in the area.

Freedom Fibre invests £5m to expand network into Shropshire

UK fibre network provider Freedom Fibre has announced it has invested a further £5 million to extend its network into Shropshire in in the spring of this year. The company, which is supported by Internet Service Provider TalkTalk is currently rolling out its 10 Gbps-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in semi-rural areas of the North of England.

CityFibre announces £5 million expansion to FTTP rollout in Cambridgeshire

Full Fibre infrastructure platform CityFibre has announced it is investing a further £5 million to expand its gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network.The expansion will cover the town of March in Cambridgeshire which has a population of over 22,000 people.

SNIB adds £20m funding boost to Lothian Broadband Group

Internet Service Provider Lothian Broadband has announced that it has received £20 million in funding from the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB). The investment will provide a boost for its Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) rollout across rural communities and small towns in Scotland.

KCOM Announces Rapid Growth of UK Broadband Customer Base

Broadband provider KCOM has announced that its total number of broadband customers has grown to 139,700. The company, which recently expanded its Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to 250,000 premises covering East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire has published its annual accounts which also show that generated total revenue of £99.6m for 2021 (up from £99.2m in 2020).

Truespeed secures £100m for full-fibre broadband rollout

Broadband provider Truespeed has secured a second cash injection from Aviva Investors to go towards the rollout of its gigabit-capable full-fibre network. The £100 million investment from the asset management sector of the insurance firm will help accelerate the network's rollout to premises in the southwest of England and follows the £75m which was invested in 2017.

Svella Connect appointed to take over CityFibre Barnsley rollout

CityFibre has announced that it has appointed Svella Connect to take over construction work on its £32 million Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network rollout in the town of Barnsley.

Toob to accelerate FTTP rollout after funding boost

Broadband ISP toob has secured a funding boost of up to £87.5 million, which will help the company to accelerate its Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network build. Following the announcement of the funding, provided by the Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund, toob has moved its target of passing 1 million UK premises from its previous date of 2031 to 2027.

Openreach passes 100,000 Northern Ireland FTTP customers

Openreach has announced that it has now connected 100,000 customers in Northern Ireland to its gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises network, through partnerships with various different ISPs.

Lit Fibre announces new locations for 10Gbps FTTP network

Internet Service Provider Lit Fibre has announced the latest locations for its 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network. Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea in Essex have both been named as part of the roll-out, the sixth and seventh towns respectively that Lit Fibre has announced for its FTTP rollout.

Ofcom: Over eight million UK homes now have full-fibre access

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has released its latest Connected Nations report, which shows that full-fibre network coverage is now available to 8.2 million premises across the UK (around 28 per cent of total UK premises).

LightSpeed Broadband secures a further £60m in funding for fibre network

ISP LightSpeed Broadband has announced a partnership with specialist investor Sequoia through which it has secured a further investment of £60 million.

Virgin Media O2 completes gigabit upgrade

Virgin Media O2 has announced the completion of its gigabit upgrade meaning that 15.5 million homes can now access hyperfast gigabit speeds. The upgrade to Virgin Media’s Gig1 Gigabit broadband has taken just over two years and is ahead of the Government’s target to bring gigabit-capable speeds to a minimum of 85 per cent of the UK by the end of 2025.

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