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Digital Economy Bill unveiled, includes legal right to fast broadband

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

The Digital Economy Bill, which also proposes automatic compensation for broadband customers when things go wrong, was introduced to Parliament yesterday (5 July). It will now be debated by MPs in...

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City council and KCOM give Hull residents chance to get online for free

Thursday, June 23rd 2016

Up to 150 households in the Orchard Park area of the city will get a free home broadband connection for six months as part of a scheme to get more people online. Residents taking part will also...

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Villagers celebrate 'game-changing' result of fibre broadband campaign

Monday, May 23rd 2016

Residents in the Leicestershire village of Holwell, near Melton Mowbray, said some people who had upgraded had seen a “game-changing” 20-fold increase in speeds. The improvement to broadband...

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Vodafone takes improved mobile services to Orkney

Monday, May 23rd 2016

St Andrews is the first Orkney community to be connected on Vodafone’s Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) programme, which provides mobile signal to places the network can’t reach...

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Superfast broadband arrives in the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

Around 500 homes and businesses in Ironbridge, Shropshire, are getting access to fibre from the summer as part of the £5.6m Superfast Telford partnership, with more to follow in the months...

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Superfast West Yorkshire completes first phase of 'crucial' fibre rollout

Monday, May 16th 2016

And work on the next phase of the project, which will take fibre to 98% of the programme area in total, is already underway. The £13m second phase will take fibre to 33,000 homes and businesses...

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NFU calls for 'targeted action' to help farmers get connected

Thursday, May 12th 2016

The union’s report, Farm Broadband and Mobile Networks, said that 4% of farmers also had no access to the internet at all. 58% had download speeds of 2Mbps or less, while 80% had upload speeds...

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Councils call for 'flexible' minimum broadband speeds

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils, said the government should create a more flexible national minimum standard of broadband speed. The move is hoped...

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Virgin Media targets half a million new homes after 'record' customer growth

Tuesday, May 10th 2016

The announcement comes as Virgin said it has experienced “record customer growth” in the UK in the first quarter of 2016, adding 55,000 customers. Virgin’s £3bn Project Lighting,...

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Fibre broadband for more rural communities in Warwickshire

Monday, May 9th 2016

Warwickshire County Council and BT, which is leading the multi-million pound CSW (Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire) project, said the next phase of the rollout is already underway as part of a...

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