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Broadband Rollout Roundup: the master log

Every Friday, Recombu Digital rounds up news of the latest live launches of broadband TV services around the UK, in our imaginatively-titled Broadband Rollout Roundup.

This page is updated every week with a summary of the latest Broadband Rollout Roundup so you can see what’s been covered since March 2012, and link to our original coverage for more details.

July 20, 2012

  • 6 new exchanges accepting order for BT Infinity 2
  • BT does deal with North Yorkshire council, will rollout fibre to 90 per cent of the county by 2015
  • BT does deal with Wales, pledges to fibre up 96 per cent of the country by 2015
  • Hyperoptic rolls out 1Gbps fibre to City NItes luxury London apartments

July 13, 2012

  • Community broadband projects Cotswold Broadband and Cotswold Wireless begin
  • WiSpire and County Broadband connect flatlands of Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk
  • CPEND in North Devon uses disused railway track to connect 2,200 people and 100 businesses

July 6, 2012

  • BT launches its high speed 330Mbps product in 15 areas
  • Zen Internet to seel 330Mbps broadband where available
  • Satellite broadband providers Tooway Direct and Bentley Walker benefit from 18Mbps speed boost

June 29, 2012

  • BT announces 98 new exchanges to get FTTC in the coming weeks
  • 4,500 more premises connected to BT fibre in Eversley, Berkshire
  • Locations for 330Mbps FTTP on demand trials revealed 

June 22, 2012

  • BT connects 233,000 UK homes and businesses with fibre

June 15, 2012

  • BT Openreach lights up fibre reaching 190,000 homes and businesses.

June 8, 2012

  • BT Openreach turns on fibre in dozens of exchanges.
  • eXwavia points wireless broadband at Llanfechain in Wales.

June 1, 2012

  • BT fibre goes live in Kent and Wakefield.
  • Tooway Direct rescues Cumbrian valley abandoned by fixed wireless scheme.
  • BT fibre pushed out of Kensington & Chelsea borough by NIMBY councillors.

May 25, 2012

  • Macclesfield gets 10-Gig wireless broadband from Metronet.
  • Jersey to benefit from Gigabit fibre.
  • BT promises up-to-20Mbps broadband by Spring 2013 for another 762,000 homes.
  • North Yorkshire hamlet of Robin Hood’s Bay connected via wireless.

May 18, 2012

  • BT adds fibre at another 18 exchanges.
  • Anglesey gets up-to-10Gbps in Netserve & Fibrespeed deal.
  • Fibre-to-the-premises pilot begins at Highbridge in Somerset.

May 11, 2012

  • FTTC arrives for over 26,000 in Aberdeen and 70,000 in London.
  • Call Flow upgrades three of the five streetside cabinets in Yalding, Kent, to superfast speeds.

April 27, 2012

  • Swindon and Southwark: UK broadband turns on the UK’s first commercial 4G wireless broadband services.
  • Cumbria: Cybermoor announces a partnership with Calix to grow its gigabit broadband network around Alston Moor

April 20, 2012

  • England: 55 BT exchanges go live with superfast FTTC fibre broadband
  • South Wales: Blackwood, Caldicot and Pontcymmer BT exchanges upgraded for FTTC
  • Scotland: Cumbernauld and Montrose BT exchanges get a fibre-optic boost
  • TalkTalk pledges to provide 80Mbps in six North Yorkshire towns connected to the North Craven exchange
  • Superfast Cornwall says it expects to see more than 100,000 homes and businesses connected to fibre broadband soon; BT upgrades the Grampoun Road, Hayle and St Ives exchanges
  • North Wales: ExWavia connects Cefn Coch and Adfa to a 20Mbps wireless network fed via a two-way satellite broadband link

April 13, 2012

  • BT Openreach announces upgrade of all FTTC areas from 40Mbps to 80Mbps
  • BT Infinity and TalkTalk announce 80Mbps upgrades following BT’s news
  • Sky announces 40Mbps fibre-optic broadband service
  • West, Yorks, Co Durham and south Wales see BT exchange upgrades enabling FTTC for 42.400 homes and businesses
  • North-East, Cheshire, Yorkshire and Northumberland: BT Openreach upgrades exchanges covering more than 90,000 addresses for up-to-20Mbps ADSL2+ broadband

April 6, 2012

  • Birmingham, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Surrey, and the Wirral: BT promises to connect 184,000 homes and businesses to fibre broadband by Spring 2013
  • York: CityFibre says it will get 95 per cent of the city connected for up-to-25Mbps by 2014
  • South Yorkshire: LittleBigOne adds TV to its Digital Region footprint and upgrades to 80Mbps FTTC

March 30, 2012

  • BT Openreach upgrades mean that more than 400,000 homes and businesses in England, Wales and Scotland can now access up to 20Mbps broadband from a choice of internet providers.
  • 27 exchanges are upgraded to FTTC
  • Virgin Media completes rollout of 100Mbps service across its whole network, reaching a potential 13million homes

March 23, 2012

  • BT Openreach lists the 73 UK exchanges which will be upgraded by Spring 2013.
  • FTTC goes live on BT exchanges covering Innerleithen & District, Llanrumney, Carterton, Pimlico and Snodland.
  • Villagers in West Hagbourne, Oxfordshire, learn they’ll miss out on superfast broadband coming to the nearby Blewbury exchange because they’re too far away.
  • Rutland signs up BT to deliver over-24Mbps fibre broadband to 90 per cent of residents, with up-to-24Mbps for the rest.
  • BT Wholesale confirms that up-to-24Mbps ASDL2+ broadband now reaches 20million of the UK’s 26million homes and businesses. 

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