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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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Bad broadband is pushing millennials out of rural areas, says report

Wednesday, May 30th 2018

In the connected world we are now living in, broadband has become as vital a utility as gas and electric. Carrying out research on 18 to 28-year-olds living in the Scottish countryside, the Rural...

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Superfast Telford reaches 98% fibre broadband coverage target

Wednesday, May 30th 2018

The £5.6m Superfast Telford programme was launched later than most regional rollouts schemes as Telford & Wrekin Council had previously decided not to take part in the government’s Broadband...

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Openreach begins rollout of ultrafast fibre broadband in Birmingham

Tuesday, May 29th 2018

The rollout is part of a nationwide plan to make fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband available to three million UK premises by 2020. Previous Openreach rollouts have used fibre to the cabinet...

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Gigaclear commits £6.2m to extend ultrafast rollout in rural Kent

Thursday, May 24th 2018

The company is committing a further £6.2m to its rollout in the area, taking its total investment in communities east of Sevenoaks to more than £8m. Construction will get underway in the...

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Virgin Media now available to thousands of homes in Margate and Ramsgate

Thursday, May 24th 2018

Homes and businesses in Birchington, Garlinge, Newington, Northwood and Westgate on sea can now sign up to ultrafast broadband speeds up to 350Mbps. Virgin said the average download speed across...

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Chancellor plans for 15 million UK homes to have ‘full fibre’ broadband by 2025

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018

In the midst of Brexit the Chancellor was insistent in stressing that the full fibre rollout will help businesses compete after Britain leaves the European Union. In his speech Chancellor Philip...

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