The Kijoma Broadband team were extremely busy during 2013, so much so that the website became rather neglected.
To make up for this, here is a summary of last years Milestones :-
Early 2013 saw the success of the mammoth task of changing our peering arrangement on our largest Networks. This Network now directly peers with Level3, one of the largest and most well connected Tier 1 providers in the world (www.level3.com) via one of their PoP's (Points of Presence) in Sussex.
This change was partly due to ongoing performance issues with our former supplier, but mainly due to our drive for greater quality and lower latency connectivity to the worlds Internet.
Demand for our service continued to rise during the year and we continued to focus installation effort on the areas with the greatest demand first. This decision was made due to the sheer volume of orders from all over our coverage areas. We had to maximise the time spent installing our service compared to travelling to/from locations.
The Network installed in 2012 covering parts of Staffordshire and Derbyshire grew in 2013 and now serves 100's of customers in the area with Superfast Broadband, including 2 major Schools, 2 Pubs, a College and three Business Parks.
Kijoma continue to monitor the political situation with respect to Broadband, noting that one commercial provider, BT, has ended up with all the tax payers money as part of the "competitive" government BDUK process. Where this money, all £1.2Bn of it will be spent, is currently "secret".
This causes a lot of uncertainty for all other genuine commercial providers such as Kijoma when it comes to deciding where to place additional long term investment of their own.
Services provided by Kijoma and others are currently not recognised, consequently this state funding can be used to over build our Networks coverage areas.
This will affect our 2014 expansion and upgrade program until more detail is known about where the money is to be spent. Existing customers and Networks are unaffected.