Luton Lights Up: 35,000 Homes Now Have Access to CityFibre’s Full Fibre Network

Over 35,000 premises in Luton can now tap into some of the fastest and most reliable internet services in the UK, thanks to CityFibre’s new full fibre network. CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has nearly completed its rollout in the eastern part of Luton, designating homes as ‘Ready for Service.’ This means … Read more

24,000 Homes In Wirral Can Now Access Full Fibre Broadband Thanks To Virgin Media O2

Virgin Media has some exciting news for the Wirral: 24,000 more homes and businesses can now access their gigabit broadband services. If you’re in Wirral, you can now sign up for services like Gig2 broadband, which offers blistering speeds of 2Gbps. That’s a whopping 25 times faster than the local average! Perfect for busy households … Read more

Openreach Announces Additional 517 UK Locations To Upgrade To Full Fibre In Their Build Plan

Openreach, the UK’s largest wholesale broadband network, is back in the news with some exciting updates. They’ve just announced plans to roll out ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband to 517 more locations across the UK (through their latest build plan). That’s another 2.7 million homes and businesses set to get a serious connectivity upgrade. Now, … Read more

Grain Reaches 30,000 Connected Customers on Their Full Fibre Network

Grain has just hit a major milestone – over 30,000 customers are now connected to their full fibre network. Grain is growing fast, that’s for sure. They have infrastructure in over 50 towns, like Carlisle, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bolton, Bradford, Grimsby, Hartlepool, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, North Shields, Oldham, and Sunderland. Grain receives lots of … Read more

Challenges for Altnets: Attaining Only Half of BT Openreach’s Penetration Rate – An EightAdvisory Analysis

EightAdvisory, an independent advisory firm specialising in transactions, restructuring, and transformation in the UK & Europe, has today published a compelling report (using some of Point Topic’s industry data) that sheds light on the challenges alternative network providers (altnets) encounter as they attempt to expand their market presence in comparison to Openreach. The report offers … Read more

Nexfibre announces £1bn investment in broadband infrastructure in 2024

nexfibre, the next generation, full fibre network provider, has today announced it will invest £1bn in broadband infrastructure this year as part of its plans to drive long-term competition in the fibre access market, on a national scale. This provides a major boost to the UK’s digital infrastructure, helping the Government fulfil its gigabit broadband … Read more

Hyperoptic Strengthens Customer Service Leadership with Seasoned Professionals

Hyperoptic, the UK’s leading alternative full-fibre broadband provider, has made strategic appointments to its customer service leadership team, welcoming Mark Davidson as Customer Experience & Service Director and Igor Sabljak as Head of Customer Service. Mark Davidson, a veteran with over 25 years of experience at Meta, Virgin Media, and WebHelp, has assumed the role … Read more

CityFibre Reaches Over 2 Million FTTP Premises in the UK, Boosting Country’s Full Fibre Targets for 2025

CityFibre, the UK’s second-largest Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network provider, has announced that its FTTP network footprint has reached over 2 million premises in the country. This significant milestone puts the company in a strong position to maintain its position as the second-largest FTTP network in the UK. CityFibre’s FTTP network has been expanding rapidly, with the … Read more

UK Government Makes Gigabit Broadband Mandatory for New Homes

The UK government has introduced new laws requiring all new homes in England to be built with gigabit broadband connections, while landlords will be legally obligated to future-proof new homes for gigabit broadband as standard practice during construction. These changes to the Building Regulations 2010 will ensure that connection costs are capped at £2,000 per … Read more