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Staffordshire community split in two by access to fibre broadband

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

The villages of Tixall and Ingestre form a joint parish but while the majority of Ingestre residents can look forward to getting superfast broadband in 2016, their Tixall counterparts remain in the...

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Northampton housing estate gets fibre broadband 6 months early

Friday, October 30th 2015

Grange Park has become the largest community in Northamptonshire to be served by fibre to the premises broadband – taking fibre cables direct into people’s homes. The estate was not included...

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Chi Onwurah: Government has failed those who still can't get broadband

Friday, October 30th 2015

Chi Onwurah, shadow minister for culture and the digital economy, told the Parliament and Internet Conference 2015 that the situation was down to a “complete failure” by the government to address...

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'Life-changing' fibre broadband project gets underway in Cotswolds

Monday, October 26th 2015

The company has started the first stage of digging in the Cotswolds as part of its contract to help deliver phase 2 of Fastershire’s broadband rollout. Gigaclear, which installs ultrafast...

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'Wales has best broadband of all devolved nations? We don't think so'

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

Their warning comes despite Ofcom saying Wales has the highest availability of superfast broadband of any of the devolved nations. According to the watchdog's Communications Market Report 2015,...

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Cumbria's Fibre GarDen broadband project faces uncertain future

Friday, October 16th 2015

The Fibre GarDen board said delays to the project meant it is “impractical” for it to access the Defra funding, making the project’s viability “uncertain”. The scheme’s annual general...

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Vodafone brings 3G to Outer Hebrides community for the first time

Wednesday, October 14th 2015

Tarbert on the Isle of Harris is the latest rural not-spot to benefit from the operator’s Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS) scheme. The programme uses ‘femtocell’ technology to bring 3G to...

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Wireless broadband set to bring superfast speeds to south Skye

Tuesday, October 13th 2015

Wireless service Skyenet has teamed up with a wireless system being run by the community of Taskavaig to help extend the network to more people in the area. The partnership could lead to getting...

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Controversial superfast project hits milestone as MPs prepare for broadband debate

Monday, October 12th 2015

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) said it has achieved a major milestone in its rollout of high-speed fibre broadband, with more than 185,000 households and businesses able to access superfast...

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CLA: Splitting Openreach and BT would distract from rural broadband rollout

Thursday, October 8th 2015

The CLA, which has 33,000 members, said separating the organisations at this stage of the UK’s broadband rollout would distract from efforts to get decent connectivity to rural areas as quickly as...

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