Digital News Round Up 26th September

26 September 2016

'Lightspeed' broadband could be coming to Northampton after 'city' of underground cable is bought by firm
Businesses leaders will be offered the chance of connecting to a "lightspeed" broadband network at a launch event today - after a firm bought miles of cables lying dormant beneath the ground in Northampton.
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/lightspeed-broadband-could-be-coming-to-northampton-after-city-of-underground-cable-is-bought-by-firm-1-7591163

Gigaclear Harness Disused Water Mains for UK Fibre Optic Broadband

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that they’re working with the largest water-only supplier in the United Kingdom, Affinity Water, to pilot a new approach in rural Hertfordshire that could see them running their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband cables through disused water mains

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2016/09/gigaclear-harness-disused-water-mains-uk-fibre-optic-broadband.html

CityFibre triples sales as it plugs more UK cities into its broadband network

CityFibre, the high-speed broadband provider, has almost tripled its revenue - boosting its status as the biggest rival to BT Openreach.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/09/26/cityfibre-triples-sales-as-it-plugs-more-uk-cities-into-its-broa/

INCA: UK should aim for 80% FTTP broadband coverage by 2026

The government should aim for 80% of the UK to have access to fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband within 10 years, according to a group of BT's rivals.

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/-700001628/


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