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ISPA: MPs are talking more about broadband, but there's still lots to do

Friday, February 19th 2016

ISPA, which calls itself the voice of the UK internet industry, revealed the growth in political interest in broadband, shown by a surge in the number of times it is referred to by MPs in...

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Vodafone brings 3G mobile coverage to Roman Town of Silchester

Monday, February 15th 2016

Silchester in Hampshire is the latest community to be connected in Vodafone’s Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) programme. ROSS, which uses ‘femtocell’ technology to bring 3G signal to areas...

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Superfast Worcestershire reaches 50,000 milestone ahead of schedule

Friday, February 12th 2016

The number, combined with the private sector’s commercial rollout in the area, means fibre broadband is now available to more than 231,000 Worcestershire premises. Parts of Alcester, Astwood...

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Council teams up with BT to provide free wi-fi in Leicester city centre

Monday, February 8th 2016

Leicester City Council is working with BT to establish a free wi-fi zone in the centre of the city, including the Clock Tower, Jubilee Square and outside the Richard III centre on St Martins. The...

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Broadband in new-build homes: Government announces new deal

Friday, February 5th 2016

The agreement introduces a number of measures aimed at getting superfast broadband into new-build properties across the UK, though it does not appear to introduce any legal requirements. Shadow...

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Satellite broadband company announces Wales milestone

Friday, February 5th 2016

Independent satellite internet provider Europasat specialises in connecting homes and businesses that don’t have access to fibre broadband. It has delivered satellite broadband up to 30Mbps to...

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Report: Pilot projects show small broadband suppliers can take on the big boys

Thursday, February 4th 2016

The government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) released a report on the early findings from its BDUK Market Test Pilots. The series of pilot schemes were set up to look at...

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MP: New bill will give consumers power to leave inadequate mobile providers

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016

Former Lib Dem cabinet member Alistair Carmichael told the Commons that poor mobile connectivity is hampering social and economic development in some of the UK’s “most fragile...

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Superfast broadband rollout in Gwynedd hits 74%

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

Welsh deputy minister for skills and technology Julie James said like many other counties, Gwynedd wouldn’t have superfast broadband without intervention from the government-led Superfast Cymru...

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Government to host summit on broadband and mobile 'not-spots'

Monday, February 1st 2016

Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, said the summit on Wednesday will see digital minister Ed Vaizey host representatives from both large and small fixed and mobile broadband providers, as well...

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