There’s tiles in them thar clouds

Superfast Broadband is Picture Perfect for Tiling Company cloud storage of 50,000 images As we approach the end of Lincolnshire broadband week on this blog we have a couple more case studies for you hot off the onlincolnshire.org press – onlincolnshire are sponsors of this themed week on trefor.net. Superfast broadband has been a success […]

Last day of #Lincolnshirebroadband week

But not the end of Lincolnshire broadband! ūüôā Ok playmates today we finish off Lincolnshire broadband week with three posts. First up at 10.30 we find out how Horncastle tiles stores 50,000 images of tiles in the cloud. At 1pm guest contributor Tim Mackintosh discusses innovative ways of using high capacity broadband services and Finally […]

Superfast speeds = superfast translation? #lincolnshirebroadband

Superfast broadband speeds have been an enabler for Lincolnshire based translation services company PAB Translation is a forward-thinking, multi-award-winning translation company with branches in England and overseas. Nearly all of PAB‚Äôs translations are conducted by a native language speaker and more than 70% of its customers come through word of mouth based on the quality […]

Superfast broadband replaces long distance commute to Budapest for Lincs based Hungarian composer

Lincolnshire superfast broadband enables composer to work over the internet. Ervin Nagy is a Hungarian Concert pianist and composer who has been living in Lincoln since 2009. As a pianist he has travelled the world to give concerts and would periodically land back in the Hungarian capital city Budapest to collaborate on composing music for […]

The move to cloud based services gathers momentum as superfast broadband penetration grows

Philip Little of Lincoln cloud based telephony service provider Bluecube discusses the growth¬†of¬†cloud services in Lincolnshire The trend in businesses moving to¬†cloud services in Lincolnshire¬†has been gathering momentum for quite some time now. However, at Bluecube, we have seen an exponential growth in this over the last 18 months in particular, so why is that? […]

Today on trefor.net – how people are using their new superfast broadband connection

Lincolnshire broadband week continues Ok playmates (or meates seeing as this is Lincolnshire broadband week – if you aren’t from around here you might not understand that one me duck) today we have three guest posts talking about how people are taking advantage of their new superfast broadband connection. At 1pm we have Philip Little […]

Broadband for all – our rights to access utilities

PM promises broadband for all It is fitting considering it is¬†Lincolnshire broadband week on this blog that last weekend Prime Minister David Cameron announced that broadband should be considered an utility and that everybody should be able to request it. He said: “Just as our forebears effectively brought gas, electricity and water to all, we’re […]

Will the B4RN business model work for Lincolnshire

Will the B4RN business model work elsewhere or is it the result of an unique set of circumstances. B4RN, or Broadband For the Rural North is a community owned provider of internet connectivity services offering 1Gbps fibre to the home technology for ¬£30 a month. B4RN bill themselves as “the world’s fastest rural broadband”. You […]

Gigaclear ultrafast broadband in Lincolnshire

Starting to bring Gigabit Internet to Lincolnshire In early October, Gigaclear connected the first customers to their new Gigabit Internet service in Carlby in Lincolnshire. ¬†This was as an extension to the newly upgraded Gigabit FTTP network just over the border (and railway line) in Rutland. ¬†The map below shows Carlby and Essendine and the […]

BT superfast broadband supremo Bill Murphy talks about progress to date in Lincolnshire and offers a glimpse into the future

FIBRE BROADBAND ROLLOUT GATHERS PACE IN LINCOLNSHIRE AS NEW BT TECHNOLOGY PROMISES EVEN FASTER SPEEDS IN THE FUTURE It‚Äôs hard to believe more than two years has passed since the very first digital conference organised by onlincolnshire. Back then, in 2013, I told a packed conference room in Lincoln that the most important aim was […]

Lincolnshire Broadband Programme Update

  Lincolnshire Broadband Programme Update ‚Äď 31st October 2015 Steve Brookes is Programme Manager at Lincolnshire County Council responsible for the Superfast Broadband project. Status Total Homes Passed (THP) at the time of writing is 137,817 and we are on target to meet the end of Quarter target of 144,794 THP. There are currently 626 […]

Intro to lincs broadband week on trefor.net #lincsbroadband

This week is Lincolnshire broadband week on trefor.net trefor.net periodically holds themed weeks. These are weeks where all the posts are focussed around on single subject and tend to get a lot of engagement from the readership. This is usually manifested in a high level of social media shares, typically on Facebook and/or LinkedIn depending […]

First train to London – just leaving town

Stardate 4th November Editor’s vlog early morning report Catching the 19.06 back from King’s Cross if anyone else is around at that time.¬†FIrst train to London – just leaving town – I’m not sure i like the term vlog but this is the beginning of me doing more of this kind of stuff. It’s quicker […]

Lovely to have you with us

Return from Euro-IX Berlin I don’t know whether it’s just hotel living or the exposure to different cultures but it’s always nice to come home after a trip overseas. For the first part of this week I was at Euro-IX Berlin. It was the usual useful¬†meeting of Internet Exchange Point operators from mostly Europe but […]

The Berlin Conference – Euro-IX Berlin

My name is Harry Palmer – Euro-IX Berlin Sunday was a grey day in Berlin and the stark concrete surroundings of the Olympic Belltower provided an atmospheric background for a short video. The Belltower, incidentally, was the British Rugby Club clubhouse in Berlin. A suitably indestructible place for rugby players to get drunk (and play […]

trefor.net Tech Marketing lunch # 2 Building communities of interest

trefor.net Tech Marketing lunch Had some great feedback on the 1st trefor.net Tech Marketing lunch that took place last month. Despite the tube strike we had almost 100% attendance and a very useful session. Thought if anyone was interested in coming along to the next one which is entitled “Building communities of interest” you might […]

New Facebook group – B4RL

B4RL – Broadband for Rural Lincolnshire Hi all. I’ve learned from the example of B4RDS (fast broadband for Rural Devon and Somerset –https://www.facebook.com/groups/fast.rural.broadband/) ) and decided it would be a good thing to have B4RL as a focal point for people to discuss issues they may have with getting superfast broadband to their homes and […]

600% increase in BT Wholesale WBC and WBMC FTTC and FTTP Cease charges

Notification of changes to WBC and WBMC FTTC and FTTP Cease charges A reliable industry source has just told me that BT Wholesale are increasing their Cease charges for¬†Market B Wholesale Broadband Connect (WBC) and Wholesale Broadband Managed connect (WBMC) Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) products with effect from […]

How to choose the fastest broadband provider – go pig racing

fastest broadband pig race Fastest broadband pig race brought to you by broadbandrating.com The video says it all really. This is the latest in a fun filled series of videos by broadbandrating.com which brings a different slant to how to go about choosing a broadband provider. In this case the fastest broadband provider is represented […]

BT throw £129m back into rural broadband pot

BT rural broadband reinvestment Bit of an announcement from DCMS re performance against budget for BT and the BDUK broadband roll out. I was in conversation with someone about the Lincolnshire project and was told that they were coming in significantly under budget and were expecting the remaining funds to be ploughed back in. That […]

Ofcom Strategic Review and the separation of Openreach from BT

Ofcom Strategic Review – the boys don’t want to see a separate Openreach The Ofcom Strategic Review happens every 10 years, the last being in September 2005. This week Ofcom announced the consultation for its latest review with a wide range of subjects on the table around the general subject categories of investment and innovation, […]

Telegraph reads reach limit

This is your final free article this month That’s it. I’ve reached my limit on Telegraph reads this month. Henceforth I will have to read telegraph.co.uk in an incognito window. The telegraph doesn’t stop access via incognito window because they depend on cookies to count page reads. ¬†Cookies are blocked in incognito mode. I tend […]

The future of data storage bandwidth usage

Bandwidth usage – the only way is up I periodically discuss the bandwidth usage on our home broadband and the growth trend in data storage on our NAS box, driven by the number of photos we store. This usually prompts a discussion on home¬†broadband data usage and for your entertainment and delight I’ve put this […]

how to choose a broadband provider

Just writing out aloud the process I’m going through of choosing a broadband provider. I currently have an 80/20 line from which I get 35/7 performance, most of the time. It‚Äôs an unlimited service. Bandwidth usage is approaching 300GB a month. My current supplier is Timico a business ISP. As such I get great service […]