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Fibre broadband mix-ups continue to frustrate new-build homeowners

Wednesday, September 12th 2018

And yet despite government announcements and the introduction of dedicated new-build schemes by the UK’s biggest network operators – Virgin Media and Openreach – the situation remains poor...

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The village regularly left without broadband for days despite superfast upgrade

Tuesday, August 21st 2018

But while download speeds have improved for much of the village, frequent drop-outs have left residents without broadband for up to 10 days at a time. The arrival of superfast broadband in 2015...

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Virgin Media broadband review 2018 – VIVID 50, 100, 200 & 350Mb fibre

Monday, July 23rd 2018

Virgin Media broadband and fibre review 2018 If you’ve got the need for speed, then Virgin Media is the broadband provider for you. It’s undoubtedly the fastest in the UK with speeds up to...

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EE launches ultrafast 'Fibre Max' broadband plans

Tuesday, June 26th 2018

The new packages are called Fibre Max 1 and Fibre Max 2, and they offer average download speeds of 145Mbps and 300Mbps respectively, with average upload speeds of 28Mbps and 47Mbps. Fibre Max 1...

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Openreach reveals latest extension to ultrafast broadband rollout

Tuesday, June 26th 2018

The company, which is part of the BT group, will use Gfast technology to provide more than 370,000 homes and businesses with broadband speeds of 100Mbps. Gfast delivers these speeds by...

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Couple left waiting for broadband while Openreach 'installs fibre in empty homes'

Tuesday, June 26th 2018

Michael MacKenzie, 26, and his partner Lucy Irvine, 22, moved onto the Abbey Farm development in Swindon in April and have been trying, in vain, to get broadband installed ever since. Openreach...

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Virgin Media takes council to court for holding fibre broadband rollout 'to ransom'

Monday, June 11th 2018

The provider announced last year that it planned to extend its network to include 16,000 properties in Durham. But despite good early progress the rollout hit the buffers in early 2018 when,...

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Broadband investment could be worth £1.2bn to Northern Ireland's rural economy

Wednesday, June 6th 2018

Theresa May’s Conservative government promised to invest £150m in the rollout of ultrafast broadband in Northern Ireland last year as part of a deal to secure the backing of 10 DUP MPs in key...

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West Sussex council buildings to get gigabit broadband thanks to government scheme

Friday, June 1st 2018

A new full fibre network, funded appropriately enough by the government’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) scheme, will connect 152 council buildings in Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester,...

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Virgin's ultrafast broadband is now available in New Milton and Highcliffe

Wednesday, May 30th 2018

With a local average of 23.5Mbps, Virgin Media’s top broadband package, VIVID 350, offers speeds averaging 362Mbps which is almost 15 times faster. Virgin Media says its ultrafast broadband...

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