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Superfast broadband will see a bigger return on investment than HS2, says economist

Thursday, September 11th 2014

Almost £43bn has been allocated to the high-speed railway project, whereas just £1.7bn has been set aside for connecting 95% of the nation to fibre broadband. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, urban economics expert Professor...

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74 UK websites "failed to protect children" from porn, report claims

Thursday, September 11th 2014

The Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD) found that explicit sexual content produced by two on demand services - Extreme Movie Pass and UK Sirens - could easily be viewed by children across 74 different websites. In...

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Basingstoke new-build residents excluded from BT broadband plans

Friday, September 5th 2014

Average broadband speeds across the 401 properties in the Everest Park development range from 1-3Mbps, far behind the UK average of 17.8Mb. Local resident Oliver Colenso told Cable.co.uk, “Our broadband is slower than it...

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Housing developers divided on need for broadband in new homes

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

Despite the government’s target for superfast broadband to be available to 95% of properties by 2017, there is no statutory requirement for developers to install broadband infrastructure in new-builds and only one of the four...

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Schools waste £50m on a year on phone bills

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

The study, carried out by independent telecoms broker Equinox, suggests that in the last five years, eight out of ten schools haven’t considered if they could save money by switching to a different tariff. Speaking to...

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Home Builders Federation report 10-week delays in BT line connections

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

Speaking exclusively to Cable.co.uk, Dave Mitchell, technical director at the Home Builders Federation said, “We are finding in some cases it takes 7-10 weeks before a telephone line is connected”. “I know of two...

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New funding models are needed for rural broadband rollout, says community ISP

Monday, September 1st 2014

Daniel Heery, project manager at Cybermoor told Cable.co.uk, “We’ve experimented with different technologies and found that there is enough technology to solve broadband issues but the big problem is getting the financing to...

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GP surgeries still using premium 084 numbers years after ban

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

The Fair Telecoms Campaign has listed 350 surgeries in England that provide 084 contact numbers on National Health Service website NHS Choice instead of a geographic rate number. Speaking to Cable.co.uk, campaign leader David...

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BT wrongly charge students after broadband contracts end

Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Margaret Wiggins, whose son signed up for BT student broadband and shared the bill with his housemates, said: “They were told to pay for July and August, and a £30 get out fee. It has an impact on me because I have had to pay...

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Square Mile hampered by slow broadband, warns CLC

Monday, July 28th 2014

A lack of fast, affordable broadband could hold back several parts of London from competing on a global scale, according to Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation (CLC). Writing for City AM, Mr Boleat...

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