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Stoke-on-Trent in deal with VXFIBER to rollout Gigabit broadband

March 14th, 2018 by admin
Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, has signed a new deal with the Swedish company VXFIBER, to roll-out an 'open access' full fibre broadband network, capable of Gigabit speeds. The Swedish FTTH provider will focus its initial project in bringing their Fibre-to-the-Premises network to the 140 hectare site, the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone, which houses local businesses. The project will have Stoke City Council retain the ownership of the city's fibre network, whereas VXFIBER will supply the platf... Read More»

Virgin Media surprisingly halts trial of 1Gbps capable FTTH network at Papworth

March 12th, 2018 by admin
Virgin Media has surprised all by suddenly halting the trial of their 1Gbps capable FTTH network in Papworth Everard, the large Cambridgeshire village. The trial has been running for four years at this village with a population of about 300 and residents here have been taken by surprise by this move. The trial was started in the summer of 2014, with the operator using a new approach of 'narrow-trenching'. It reduced the width of the trench dug, through which the cables were laid. From 40cm it w... Read More»

Eastleigh to offer free WiFi in the town centre

March 10th, 2018 by admin
The Hampshire town of Eastleigh has unveiled its plan to offer free Wi-Fi in the town centre, which will be covering all the open spaces and roads here, including the railway station. The installation will give visitors the chance to access the web for free and subscribers can get timely notifications regarding events, retail promotions, news and all that go to support local trade. The free hotspot scheme is a result of the Eastleigh Business Improvement District (BID), which aims to promote the... Read More»

Google offers via Home smart speakers free calls to UK phones

March 9th, 2018 by admin
Google has made an update recently to its Home and Home Mini smart speakers that will enable users to make free calls to ordinary numbers on landlines and mobiles across the UK. Free calls can be made over a Wi-Fi internet connection, as a hands-free phone call and does not require any mobile phone to do it, as in some of the other devices. Google Assistant will be able to use your Google contact book to call for free, using your broadband line, to any number and also innumerable firms. The voic... Read More»

Rural Cheshire to get built 1Gbps broadband with help of B4RN

March 7th, 2018 by admin
With the launch of B4RN Cheshire, the superfast broadband network will be expanded across rural Cheshire. A small group of volunteers have joined forces with the B4RN team, to deliver the 1Gbps network which is community funded and built, based on FTTP/H tech. Volunteers from Capenhurst, Burton and Puddington in West Cheshire have taken up the task. B4RN's network is usually built with help of volunteers from the local communities, across their territory in exchange mostly for shares but not cas... Read More»
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