Aerial drone used by Openreach to bring fibre broadband to rural village in Wales

Openreach has become the first in the world to deploy a fibre cable with the help of an aerial drone. Using a drone to carry fibre optic cable is a different challenge. But Openreach had hinted previously about their plans to test this approach. EE has gained such experience in the field while using similar […]

KCOM to roll out Lightstream fibre over 100% of Hull with additional investment

KCOM, the incumbent telecom operator for Hull, has announced that their final phase of the roll-out will be extended to cover 100% of their network area. The “Lightstream” roll-out scheme of ultrafast fibre-optic broadband on FTTP/C tech, will reach around 200,000 premises by March of 2019. KCOM expects the penultimate phase of their deployment can […]

Cotwalton village in Stone has upgraded to ultrafast broadband

Residents in the village of Cotwalton, near Stone, have got their broadband upgraded from 3Mbps to 30Mbps, after becoming the first area to benefit from the Community Fibre Partnership Support Fund, of Staffordshire County Council. The scheme, thought to be the first of its kind initiated by a local authority, gives participating properties access to […]

DCMS wants all Gigabit fibre networks, offers £190 million funding boost

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) aims to stimulate investment in full fibre networks across the UK, by launching a £190 million programme. The LFFN programme intends to stimulate commercial investment into full-fibre networks across the whole of the UK. The government capital grant programme- the LFFN Challenge Fund of up to […]

ASA says ISPs cannot advertise speeds unavailable to most users

Broadband providers will not be able to claim higher speed, of their internet service, that is actually unavailable to most of their customers, following a shake-up by Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) on how broadband firms will be allowed to advertise. ASA said that numerical speed claims in advertisements of telecoms firms should be based on […]

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