Home  ›  Topics

Digital inclusion

Fibre broadband arrives in Cumbria's 'hidden valley'

Wednesday, April 20th 2016

More than 180 homes and businesses on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway route will benefit from fibre broadband thanks to Connecting Cumbria, the local superfast rollout project. The arrival...

0Read more

CLA: Give rural broadband customers compensation if they can't get 10Mbps

Wednesday, April 20th 2016

The CLA’s call comes as a government consultation — the first step towards the introduction of a broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) – closed on Monday. It follows an announcement...

1Read more

Free unlimited wi-fi in Brighton and Hove will get 'more people online'

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

The new network, provided by Brighton & Hove City Council and BT, will cover the busiest areas for tourism, shopping and leisure, giving free wi-fi for residents and businesses and the 11.5m annual...

0Read more

BT increases the speed of its basic fibre broadband service

Friday, April 15th 2016

The company’s new BT Infinity 1 service will offer speeds up to 52Mbps rather than the previous 38Mbps in a move that the telecoms giant claims makes it faster than the standard fibre services...

0Read more

Vaizey reveals 'laborious' negotiations behind new-build fibre deal

Thursday, April 14th 2016

The digital minister told the Culture, Media and Sport Committee he had become exasperated by the ‘laborious’ negotiations that had gone into reaching an agreement to make sure fibre is provided...

0Read more

Four Rutland villages to benefit from extension of fibre broadband rollout

Tuesday, April 12th 2016

The work is an extension of the original programme by the Digital Rutland broadband partnership with BT, which has already connected thousands of people across the county. More than 9,500 premises...

0Read more

Charities slam government's decision not to set on-demand subtitles targets

Friday, April 8th 2016

Campaigners want the rules that cover traditional broadcast TV extended to on-demand services such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer. But digital minister Ed Vaizey this week said progress was being made...

0Read more

Seven villages in Cumbria added to Vodafone rural not-spot scheme

Thursday, April 7th 2016

The rural not-spots of Bullgill, Gilcrux, Caldbeck (pictured), Hesket Newmarket, Rosthwaite and Seatoller, and Uldale are the latest places to benefit from the network’s Rural Open Sure Signal...

0Read more

Digital Durham fibre rollout reaches 100,000 homes

Monday, April 4th 2016

Digital Durham said the village of St John’s Chapel in Weardale has become the latest community to ‘go live’ as part of the programme. The 100,000th premises was one of more than 200 homes...

0Read more

Second phase of North Lincolnshire fibre broadband project set to start

Thursday, March 31st 2016

The second phase of the Northern Lincs Broadband (NLBB) project is set to start in April and is aimed at providing 99% of properties across Northern Lincolnshire with superfast broadband by March...

0Read more