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Welsh communities to be consulted on next stage of broadband rollout

Friday, June 16th 2017

The current Superfast Cymru programme is expected to have delivered speeds of 30Mbps to around 690,000 premises when it closes at the end of December. At the end of March, superfast speeds had...

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O2 to spend millions improving mobile coverage in London

Monday, May 22nd 2017

The operator will install 1,400 transmitters known as ‘small cells’ across the city to increase the capacity of its network and boost both indoor and outdoor signals. It will also build new...

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Ofcom sets out plans to open up BT's broadband network to rivals

Thursday, April 20th 2017

The regulator said last year that Openreach’s network of ducts and poles should be made available for other providers to build their own fibre networks. Openreach, which is in the process of...

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Virgin Media Business customers to get 350Mbps broadband as standard

Thursday, April 20th 2017

From Tuesday 2 May, new and existing customers will get download speeds of up to 350Mbps and be able to choose from a range of additional options. Voom Fibre, a new service for small and...

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City of London announces free public wi-fi for the Square Mile

Monday, April 10th 2017

The multi-million pound project will deliver wireless services across all mobile networks for City businesses, residents and visitors. A 15-year contract to roll out and manage the network has...

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BT hit with record £42m fine over delayed broadband installations

Wednesday, March 29th 2017

The telecoms giant is also expected to pay out around £300m in compensation to the affected providers. Ofcom imposed the fine following an investigation into Openreach, BT’s network...

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BT chief: Italian scandal has overshadowed good progress

Friday, January 27th 2017

An internal investigation by BT revealed “improper” accounting and practices in the Italian business that had led to a huge overstatement of earnings. BT initially estimated the financial...

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Irate customer launches scathing online crusade after five days without Virgin Media broadband

Tuesday, December 6th 2016

Paul Thewlis, from Birmingham, says it is now his “personal mission to save innocent consumers from the misery of being a Virgin Media customer”. Mr Thewlis, 42, the managing director of a...

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Government's fibre investment will do nothing to help rural areas - CLA

Thursday, November 24th 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond, in his first Autumn Statement, announced £400m of funding for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, which will help speed up the rollout of fibre to the premises...

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CLA: Making tax returns online-only will punish rural businesses with poor broadband

Friday, November 4th 2016

The organisation, which represents landowners, farmers and other rural businesses, is concerned about the government’s plan to digitise all tax-related accounting from 2018. It is warning that a...

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