INCA’s Malcolm Corbett posted a LinkedIn blog on his experiences of upgrading his broadband to a Hyperoptic Fibre to the Basement service (FttB), and a good read it is. This got me to thinking about my own experience of using VDSL over recent years. In terms of the mechanics of installation, I’d have to say […]
The debate about whether the Chancellor should tax broadband services to fund investments in the very hardest to reach areas of the UK is back again. As a concept it’s been doing the rounds for some years (Labour proposed a 50p tax in their 2010 manifesto) and it’s not unique to the UK (the US has […]
As a bit of Friday fun I’ve re-run my 3D model on parts of Lancashire to see what the landscape looks like when you have B4RN Towers alongside the low-rise living of ordinary broadband users.
This article is a rehash of something I wrote 6-years ago – which perhaps says everything about the speed at which the telecoms market moves. I’m representing it as the need to find a sensible market which brings together service providers and network operators is becoming critical. The broadband market is fragmenting so this we […]
There is growing debate about the concept of a copper switch-off, where the 19th century communications revolution makes way for a 21st century successor. And the recently announced Ofcom Strategic Review is a major opportunity to gather consensus on it. It is certainly true that investors in telecommunications would welcome this – it would set out the terms […]
This week Ofcom released the data sitting behind their recent broadband study. The dataset contains over 1.5m postcodes from across Britain, summarizing the local broadband experience. So what the Ofcom broadband data tells us? The file is far too big to play win in Excel but when loaded into a spatial database it becomes a […]
Today Cotswolds Broadband passes a milestone in its long journey to ensure everyone in West Oxfordshire has access to superfast broadband – today it is launching the open procurement process to find an organisation to build and maintain their broadband infrastructure. So what makes it different? Firstly, the project is a community-led public-private partnership with investment from […]