Five things to watch on April 7: fiber rollouts and underground 4G
BeFibre unveils its 2022 FTTP deployment plan
Internet service provider BeFibre has unveiled its full rollout plan for the rest of the year.
The company will work with sister brand Digital Infrastructure to deliver fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity using OpenReach’s physical infrastructure access in several new areas of the UK.
Locations include Stalybridge, Ramsbottom, Heswall, Dinnington, Glossop and Gamesley, Thornton and Hambleton, Mossley, Wickersley and Gamesley, Thornton and Hambleton, Mossley, Wickersley and others.
The provider says this could see 200,000 properties ready for its broadband services by the end of 2022.
Glo Fiber unveils network expansion plans
Glo Fiber has reached an agreement with municipal authorities to bring its 100% fiber optic network to several areas of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Construction will begin in Lancaster Township in April 2022 and will expand to East Hempfield Township, West Lampeter Township and Manheim Township, among others.
The network will be completed over a two-year period and will provide a scalable network to over 35,000 homes and businesses across the region.
“East Hempfield looks forward to developing a positive new working relationship with Glo Fibre,” said Cindy Schweitzer, East Hempfield Township Director/Clerk.
“We believe additional choices for Internet/cable and phone service will add value to being a resident or business owner in the township.”
BAI Communications launches 4G on Jubilee Line
BAI Communications has launched permanent 4G services on the eastern section of the Jubilee Line as it completes the first phase of its high-speed mobile coverage in the London Underground.
Three UK and European customers can now access always-on 4G and 5G-ready services between Westminster and Canning Town following deals the two operators struck to join BAI’s network last year.
Billy D’Arcy, CEO of BAI Communications UK, said: “We are delighted to announce this first major delivery milestone in our journey to transform London’s connectivity.
“Customers of our launch partners, Three and EE, will be able to enjoy always-on access to uninterrupted mobile connectivity while traveling on the Eastern Jubilee Line.
“It will give a massive boost to the passenger experience and marks an important next step in the project’s journey as we accelerate towards a hyperconnected London.”
HyperOne Founder Slattery Voices Support for Labor Party Connectivity Plan
HyperOne founder Bevan Slattery has welcomed Federal Labor’s announcement of a $400 million plan for better connectivity for rural and regional Australia if Labor forms a federal government.
“Labour’s Better Connectivity for Rural and Regional Australia plan makes a big commitment to connectivity for Australians living in the region – and supports real competition in the marketplace,” Slattery said.
“I said last week that by working together we can close the digital divide in this country, and now federal labor and the federal government are committed to taking real action for connectivity in regional communities.”
Slattery also welcomed the bipartisan approach to open access telecommunications, saying it would lead to “greater competition and better connectivity for more Australians”.
Great Plains Communications Completes High-Speed Fiber Optic Broadband in Nebraska
Great Plains Communications (GPC) has completed its fiber optic infrastructure in Blair, Nebraska.
Businesses in the region now have access to fiber-based services, including symmetric internet with speeds of up to 10 Gbps, managed Ethernet and GPC Cloud Connect as part of the build.
Andy Barrow, Deputy Administrator for the City of Blair, said, “Completing fiber to the home (FTTH) and business is an important milestone for the City of Blair.
“These fast, reliable, fibre-based services will ensure that all homes and businesses in Blair have the latest and most reliable services and allow us to attract future residents and businesses.
“We are delighted to see this improvement to our critical infrastructure and know that it will have a positive impact on the quality of life enjoyed by our residents in Blair.