The scheme is a partnership between service provider BT and Surrey County Council. The former claims, barring unforeseen technical issues, that it will bring a superfast connection to “nearly 100 per cent” of rural properties by the end of 2014.
Gimme Fibre Day to celebrate fibre broadband on November 4
On 4 November, people all over the world will participate in the inaugural Gimme Fibre Day, an annual ‘event’ jointly created by the FTTH Councils Global Alliance to celebrate the only future-proof solution and showcase how fibre has positively impacted communities across the world.
Next-generation access has been brought to 19 areas of the county – including Bookham, Cranleigh, Dorking and Redhill – as a result of the first phase of installations.
The leader of Northumberland County Council says bringing fibre optic broadband to the region is essential for sustainability. The introduction of fibre optic broadband to the most rural areas of the UK should be a priority for the government, according to the leader of Northumberland County Council. Steve Stewart – who was speaking at a skills fair at Northumberland College – said the lack of educational facilities that young people have in remote areas means they should be first in line for superfast speeds.
Canary Wharf has discovered it will gain a fibre optic broadband connection by the end of spring 2014. One of London’s most prominent business districts has discovered it will have its internet service upgraded to a fibre optic broadband connection. Canary Wharf is one of 19 business exchanges in the UK that will receive an upgrade to its connection as a result of a £2.5 million rollout project by service provider BT.