fibre broadband

Openreach Confirms Faster Fibre Speeds From 1 April

Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) broadband speeds are to be ‘turbo-charged’, after Openreach launches two new speed tiers

3 months ago

Full Fibre Arrives In UK’s Most Remote Inhabited Island

People living on Fair Isle, the UK’s most geographically remote inhabited island, have received a significant connectivity improvement. Openreach has…

5 months ago

Full Fibre Broadband Reaches 17 Million UK Homes, Says Ofcom

Ofcom finds that for the first time, over half of homes in all four nations of the UK have access…

5 months ago

Openreach Reveals New Destinations In Full Fibre Build Update

Fibre to the premise deployment reaches 11.5 homes, as Openreach announces another 19 locations that includes 200,000 homes and businesses

8 months ago

BT Halts Sale Of New Copper Lines On Openreach Network

As UK full fibre rollout continues, BT announces halt to sales of new copper telephones lines, after more than a…

8 months ago

Openreach Saves £10m, Extends FTTP Rollout Via ‘Subtended Headends’

Use of Subtended Headends helps Openreach extend its fibre to the premise (FTTP) rollout in more difficult and remote locations

10 months ago

Ofcom Allows BT Openreach To Lower Fibre Wholesale Prices

Bad news for altnets? Openreach's new pricing offer for full-fibre broadband, known as Equinox 2, receives Ofcom green light

12 months ago

Ofcom Crackdown After ISPs Miss Broadband Switching Deadline

Uswitch says £1.85 billion has been lost in broadband savings, amid industry failure to implement easy broadband switching rules

1 year ago

Virgin Media O2 In Talks Over £3bn CityFibre Bid – Report

Talks have reportedly begun between Virgin Media O2 and Cityfibre over a possible takeover worth £3 billion

1 year ago

Google Fiber Plans US Network Expansion – Report

Google Fiber resurfaces. Network to be expanded to offer speedy internet connectivity to cities in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska and…

2 years ago

Openreach Full Fibre Now Reaches 8 Million UK Premises

Another one million UK homes have been added to full fibre broadband connections in a three month period, Openreach confirms

2 years ago

Openreach Hits Quarter Mark, On Way To 25 Million Full Fibre Build

More than seven million homes and premises in the United Kingdom can now enjoy full fibre broadband goodness, Openreach confirms

2 years ago

Government Launches Consultation To Ban Huawei From FTTP, 5G

UK government begins consultation on the next legal steps to restrict Huawei in Britain's mobile and fixed line telecoms networks

2 years ago

Virgin Media O2 Mulls Fibre Network Expansion With New Venture – Report

Virgin Media O2 reportedly plans to launch a fibre-network building joint venture, to expand its network footprint beyond current reach

2 years ago

Government Issues Warning, After Altice Increases BT Stake

French telecoms group founder Patrick Drahi increases stake in BT from 12 to 18 percent, as UK government warns of…

2 years ago

Virgin Media O2 Completes Gigabit Network Upgrade

Ultrafast broadband. 15.5 million homes can now access speeds of 1.1Gbps, after Virgin Media O2 completes network upgrade

2 years ago

Openreach To Pilot Closure Of Five Telephone Exchange Areas

Plan to close down 4,600 local telephone exchanges begins, as Openreach announces pilot closure of five exchange areas in the…

3 years ago

Vodafone Expands CityFibre Partnership To Continue FTTP Push

Vodafone claims to be the UK largest full-fibre broadband provider, thanks to Openreach and expanded CityFibre partnership

3 years ago

Broadband Speeds Rise 20 Percent Since Start Of Covid-19

But 134,000 properties in the United Kingdom are still unable to get a decent broadband connectivity, Ofcom's latest research shows

3 years ago

UK Government £4m Trial For Fibre Cables In Water Pipes

Government trial to install fibre cables in water pipes to accelerate rollout of broadband and mobile signals in hard to…

3 years ago

Ofcom: Telecom Firms Must Do More To Help Struggling Customers

Despite falling average telecom prices, two million UK homes are struggling to afford internet access, comms regulator finds

3 years ago

Openreach Doubles Rural Full Fibre Deployment Target

Good new for rural broadband as Openreach doubles its target for 1Gbps full fibre to 6.2 million rural homes and…

3 years ago

BT Raises FTTP Target To 25 Million Premises

Despite a tough financial year, an extra five million premises has been added to BT's deployment of FTTP broadband, creating…

3 years ago

Government’s ‘Project Gigabit’ Reveals First Rural Fibre Locations

First stage of government plan revealed to get ultra-fast broadband to some of the most remote and rural locations in…

3 years ago

BT Pledges ‘Fury’ Build Of FTTP Broadband After Ofcom Pledge

BT will 'build like fury' to deliver fibre to the premise for 20 million homes and businesses by 2030 after…

3 years ago

Ofcom Deal To Increase Fibre To The Premise Deployments

Ofcom agreement with BT gives it the conditions needed to ramp up the nationwide deployment of full fibre broadband in…

3 years ago

Openreach Plots Closure Of 4,600 Local Telephone Exchanges

UK's transition to full fibre network, sees Openreach consultation on the closure of thousands of local telephone exchanges

3 years ago

Openreach Moves Customers Away From Copper Network In Salisbury

In a UK first, customers in Salisbury are now no longer able buy landlines or broadband on the copper network,…

3 years ago

Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts Full Fibre Broadband Rollout

Government finances are hurting. Delay to ambitious plan to roll out gigabit broadband to every home in UK by 2025,…

3 years ago

Openreach Unveils Plans For Full Fibre In Final Third

Plans to roll out next generation fibre connections in the hardest to reach areas in the United Kingdom revealed by…

4 years ago