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CLA: Splitting Openreach and BT would distract from rural broadband rollout

Thursday, October 8th 2015

The CLA, which has 33,000 members, said separating the organisations at this stage of the UK’s broadband rollout would distract from efforts to get decent connectivity to rural areas as quickly as...

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Vaizey welcomes arrival of superfast speeds in 'hard-to-reach' Oxfordshire village

Wednesday, October 7th 2015

Residents in Fernham, Oxfordshire, have been campaigning for months to get superfast broadband amid concerns they are being left behind. BT has now trumpeted the arrival of superfast speeds in...

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Nottinghamshire’s ‘ambitious’ fibre broadband rollout reaches extra 4,000 homes

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

More than 56,000 homes and businesses in the county can access fibre broadband as part of the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire Programme (BBfN) – up from the 52,000 announced in...

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Worcestershire to complete fibre broadband rollout ahead of schedule

Monday, October 5th 2015

More than 40,000 premises can access fibre broadband as part of the Superfast Worcestershire programme, set to rise to around 60,000 by June 2016 when the first phase of the rollout comes to an...

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Ofcom: Disabled people less likely to have internet access

Monday, October 5th 2015

A report from the telecoms regulator, published last week, also found that disabled people are less likely to have access to mobile phones and pay TV – but more likely to have a landline phone and...

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Long-awaited Loch Ness fibre broadband rollout gets underway

Thursday, October 1st 2015

High speed fibre has gone live for homes and businesses in the first parts of the town, with more coverage expected in the coming week. Over the next few months, the rollout is expected to reach...

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Government superfast broadband pilot connects two Hampshire villages

Thursday, October 1st 2015

Ropley and Bramdean, near Winchester, were selected to take part in a Government Innovation Fund trial to extend superfast coverage to areas that might not otherwise get it. The villages were not...

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Rural broadband? Smoke signals would be quicker, says Hampshire council leader

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

In a letter published in the Financial Times, Roy Perry said in some parts of the county “smoke signals” would probably be faster than the broadband connection. “The government and BT need...

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Bristol using 70s infrastructure to roll out fibre broadband cheaply

Monday, September 28th 2015

Stephen Hilton told the Transform Digital conference, held in Bristol earlier this month, that a network of ducts built in the 1970s had allowed the city council to roll out fibre broadband at a...

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Superfast fibre broadband for more City of London premises

Friday, September 25th 2015

Fibre broadband will be made available to extra homes and businesses over the next two years, BT said, taking its total coverage in the City to around 5,000 premises. The City of London is the...

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