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Fibrestream boss praises US fibre-to-the-home project

Friday, July 1st 2011

The boss of Fibrestream has said the UK can learn a lot about the rollout of fibre optic broadband by looking at the example set by a project in Vermont. ECFiber, led by community fibre-to-the-home pioneer Tim Nulty, deployed...

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Ofcom proposes fibre optic broadband back-up measures

Thursday, June 30th 2011

New measures to prevent fibre optic broadband customers suffering in the event of connectivity outages have been put forward by Ofcom. Copper broadband services are able to continue operating if there is a power cut at a home or...

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OECD says fibre broadband accounts for 12% of fixed subscriptions

Monday, June 27th 2011

Fibre optic broadband services now account for around one in eight fixed-line subscriptions across the world, new figures have revealed. The statistics, published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development...

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MacAce targets fibre broadband service at Apple iOS users

Friday, June 24th 2011

A new fibre optic broadband service has been launched by MacAce, a telecoms firm that specialises in internet products for machines running Apple's iOS platform. According to the company, the range of broadband packages -...

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Fibre broadband welcomed by Cumbernauld councillors

Thursday, June 23rd 2011

BT's plans to bring fibre optic broadband to the Scottish town of Cumbernauld have been praised by local council chiefs. The telecoms giant's up to 40Mbps fibre-to-the-cabinet service will be rolled out to the North...

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Lincs council planning to bring fibre broadband to 90% of homes

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

Fibre optic broadband will be extended to as many as nine in ten homes in Lincolnshire under plans from the county council. The local authority is set to ask Broadband Delivery UK for £20 million of funding, which will be...

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Fibre broadband to be rolled out to 90% of Derby businesses

Monday, June 20th 2011

Nine in ten businesses in Derby will have access to fibre optic broadband over the coming months, according to cross-sector telecoms initiative LightSpeed Derby. BT revealed last week that 71,000 more homes and businesses in...

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Lincs council chief highlights broadband woes

Friday, June 17th 2011

BT's plans to roll out fibre optic broadband to 31,000 more properties in Lincolnshire will not fully tackle the area's internet access woes, a council chief has insisted. The telecoms giant announced residents are set to...

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BT bringing fibre broadband to 51,000 Greater Manchester properties

Thursday, June 16th 2011

Fibre optic broadband will be available to tens of thousands more properties in Greater Manchester over the coming months, BT has announced. More than 51,000 homes and businesses in the metropolitan county have been included in...

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EURIM says universal fibre broadband is within reach

Wednesday, June 15th 2011

Up to 100Mbps fibre broadband could be rolled out across the entire UK without the need for any extra government funding, according to EURIM, the Information Society Alliance. The organisation claimed this target could be...

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