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Openreach boosts broadband upgrade

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach has published updated plans to build ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband to 517 more locations across the UK – covering a further 2.7 million homes and businesses. The new tranche of locations includes 400,000 premises in the hardest to reach, most rural parts of the UK with a spread across […]

May 28, 2024By Colin Mann

24m UK homes accessing gigabit broadband

Eight in 10 UK homes (80 per cent) are now able to get gigabit-capable broadband, up from 73 per cent the same time last year, according to new data published by comms regulator Ofcom. The figures from Ofcom’s Connected Nations spring update also show that, as of January 2024, 62 per cent of households can […]

April 24, 2024

UK broadband investment reaches £1.3bn

Data reveals that since the start of 2024, the UK Government is boosting access to fast and reliable Internet at an unprecedented speed, putting nearly 380,000 rural premises in line to access a better broadband connection. The upgrades will give rural communities access to the fastest Internet on the market, helping to grow the economy. […]

April 10, 2024By Colin Mann

Report: Lack of Full Fibre awareness

A resident engagement initiative undertaken by Complete Technology Group (CTG), Orbit Housing Association and Lightning Fibre has confirmed a lack of consumer knowledge and understanding of Full Fibre. The ‘Connecting Customers’ initiative drives digital inclusion and aids the rollout of Full Fibre broadband ahead of the forthcoming copper switch-off, particularly among those in housing schemes. […]

March 21, 2024

Truespeed secures Sky Stream, Netflix deal

Southwest England full-fibre broadband provider Truespeed is launching a partnership with Sky to offer Sky TV and Netflix to its customers. Truespeed customers will be able to subscribe to a Sky Stream package that offers both Sky Entertainment and Netflix in one combined package.  The offer will start from £23 (€27) per month, for 18 […]

February 7, 2024

Complete Fibre, Raven Housing partner for full fibre rollout

Complete Fibre, the Full Fibre infrastructure specialist, has been selected by social housing provider Raven Housing Trust to enable the safe and strategic rollout of Full Fibre networks to its residents. Championing digital inclusivity for residents in Multiple-Dwelling Units (MDUs), the partnership aims to support tenant welfare by unlocking an array of opportunities through improved […]

January 24, 2024

Report: Full-fibre tops 17m UK homes

A record 17 million UK homes have access to full-fibre broadband, with 4.6 million now taking it up, according to regulator Ofcom’s latest Connected Nations report. For the first time, full-fibre broadband is available to over half of homes in all four of the UK nations. Northern Ireland leads the way, with over nine in […]

December 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Openreach hits halfway in UK broadband upgrade

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach has now made its ultrafast Full Fibre broadband network available to 12.5 million homes, businesses and public services across the UK – marking the halfway point in its nationwide plan to reach 25 million premises with the technology by the end of 2026. The company says it is building a […]

December 7, 2023By Colin Mann

Scotland: Ultrafast Openreach tops 1m properties

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach has revealed the 20 locations with its best ultrafast broadband coverage in Scotland – and a small Fife village tops the list. More than a million homes and businesses can now access ultrafast, full fibre broadband on the company’s Scottish digital network. While cities are often perceived to have the […]

October 10, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: Full-fibre broadband for over half UK homes

UK comms regulator Ofcom’s latest Connected Nations report updates mobile coverage and broadband availability across the UK – revealing full-fibre broadband is now on offer to the majority of UK homes. Based on findings from April and May 2023, it shows the extent to which people in the UK are able to access the broadband […]

September 7, 2023By Colin Mann