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Broadband firms will keep investing in networks but need 'better regulation'

Monday, October 16th 2017

But they say better regulation is needed to help overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of better broadband infrastructure. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) last week warned...

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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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TalkTalk will spend £20m expanding its Ultra Fibre Optic network in York

Tuesday, October 25th 2016

Working with infrastructure provider CityFibre, the companies rolled out Ultra Fibre Optic, or UFO, to an initial 14,000 homes last year and have since signed up more than 2,400 customers to the...

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Virgin's network expansion boosts fibre broadband options in York

Wednesday, October 19th 2016

The expansion is part of Project Lightning, a £3bn investment by the provider in its UK network. Virgin is promising speeds of up to 200Mbps for residential customers and up to 300Mbps for...

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INCA: UK should aim for 80% FTTP broadband coverage by 2026

Thursday, September 8th 2016

INCA, the Independent Networks Cooperative Association, wants ministers to set a more ambitious fibre target as part of a new ‘Gigabit Britain’ strategy. It says pure fibre infrastructure is...

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Ofcom: Openreach should be a 'legally separate' part of BT

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Back in February, the telecoms regulator signalled its intent to overhaul Openreach as part of a wider review of the communications industry, but stopped short of recommending a full split from...

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Matt Hancock is the UK's new digital minister, but what should his first priority be?

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Mr Vaizey, who had been in the role since 2010, announced his "vexit" on Twitter, saying he was “looking forward to supporting the government from the backbenches”. He’s been replaced by...

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Peterborough connects 220 public sector sites to fibre network

Monday, July 4th 2016

A 90km network of fibre cables and duct infrastructure was completed in March 2015 by CityFibre and used to connect 107 sites including schools, council buildings and hospitals. Now a further 220...

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CityFibre partners with Gigaclear to speed up rural broadband rollout

Friday, July 1st 2016

The infrastructure provider has fibre networks in 37 UK towns and cities as well as more than 1,100km of long distance cabling acquired in a £90m deal with KCOM late last year. This...

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Southend using 'dark fibre' to bring ultrafast broadband to public buildings

Thursday, March 17th 2016

The company has been selected by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to supply a 50km dark fibre network that will connect 120 key public sector sites throughout the town. The dark fibre – fibre...

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