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Cheshire villagers left behind as celebrity neighbours get superfast broadband

Monday, July 28th 2014

Residents of the exclusive Wychwood Park development, reportedly home to TV presenter Jeremy Kyle and darts champion Phil Taylor, already receive speeds of 4-5Mbps. However, those in St Clements Row in Chorlton, just 100m away,...

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New legislation 'discriminates' against farmers with slow broadband, MP warns

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

“If they want farmers online they should help them get a decent, fit for purpose connection,” Chris Conder, a dairy farmer and founder member of community ISP Broadband for the Rural North told Cable.co.uk. “Farmers now...

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Yeovil homeowners demand action over slow broadband in new homes

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

The Wyndham Park estate is only four years old but residents of its 400 homes have broadband speeds of around 1Mbps, which is comparable with typical broadband speeds in 2004. Neighbouring homes have been upgraded to fibre...

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Rural broadband experts: 4G 'not an alternative to fixed broadband'

Monday, June 2nd 2014

Last week, EE, the UK’s biggest 4G provider, announced it will be upgrading over 2,500 small towns and villages to 4G before the end of the year. At the same time Vodafone told Cable.co.uk it recognised the importance of rural...

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Independent networks chief hails EU superfast broadband ruling

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

The ruling aims to reduce the cost of high-speed broadband installations by allowing internet providers to access utility infrastructure such as electricity and water company’s networks, as well as that of existing...

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BT told to speed up broadband and phone repairs, ISPs respond

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

Openreach connects properties to BT’s network on behalf of competing providers, including Sky and TalkTalk. Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, has proposed that 80% of phone and broadband faults should be repaired within two...

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Culture minister’s constituents campaign for BDUK inclusion

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Mr Vaizey is the minister responsible for the Broadband Delivery UK programme, but his own constituents in Fernham receive average broadband speeds of just 2 to 3Mbps. Locals have also complained of frequent outages, speed drops...

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Asda Mobile extends number transfer deadline

Thursday, May 1st 2014

Asda Mobile began transferring its services from the Vodafone network to EE’s network in October and completed the switchover yesterday (30 April). Customers were told they would need to get a PAC code – required to...

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Brits abandon "dozens" of activities due to smart technology

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

Experts have unveiled a list of tasks, jobs and pastimes which have fallen victim to technology - including visiting the travel agents, checking a map and writing to pen friends. Researchers who carried out the study found that...

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Altnets respond to PAC rural broadband criticism

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) criticised the way the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has managed the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme, with all of the money so far awarded only to BT. The report’s...

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