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BT connects first homes in G.fast ultrafast broadband trial

Tuesday, August 25th 2015

Residents in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, are taking part in BT’s field trial of G.fast – a combination of fibre and conventional copper wires – which can deliver ultrafast speeds that usually...

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Council bosses: Gigabit broadband can futureproof cities

Thursday, August 20th 2015

Martin Reeves, CEO of Coventry City Council, and Roy Grant, head of ICT at City of York Council, said ultrafast broadband is bringing benefits to both cities, from meeting manufacturing needs to...

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Rural Berkshire homes to get 1Gbps fibre broadband

Monday, July 6th 2015

More than 11,700 homes and businesses in West Berkshire will be connected directly to Superfast Berkshire’s fibre network – bypassing BT’s copper wires. Gigaclear will use the technology,...

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Ofcom should force providers to deliver advertised broadband speeds - INCA

Thursday, June 25th 2015

Malcolm Corbett, CEO of the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA), welcomed the regulator’s plans to allow people to exit their broadband contracts if they suffer from persistent...

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TalkTalk to offer ultrafast fibre in York for the same price as standard broadband

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

The new service, called Ultra Fibre Optic, will come as standard with TalkTalk’s three consumer packages – SimplyBroadband, Essentials TV and Plus TV. It will also be available to small and...

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Cotswolds gigabit broadband service will be 'the envy of all'

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Gigaclear will provide some of the hardest-to-reach communities in the county with fibre to the premises broadband. The gigabit provider was awarded the contract by Gloucestershire County Council...

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Gigaclear to continue rural broadband rollout following £30m investment

Monday, May 11th 2015

The company’s rollout of gigabit broadband uses fibre-to-the-premises technology – bypassing BT’s copper network – and is funded by private investors. Prudential is making a £20m...

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Fibre connected masts bring faster wireless broadband to Hull

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

Purebroadband will use CityFibre’s dark fibre network – fibre cables already in the ground but not yet connected to carry traffic – to replace its existing network. The two companies say the...

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Gigabit broadband rollout gives Peterborough 'competitive advantage'

Friday, March 20th 2015

The construction of a 90km network by infrastructure provider CityFibre makes Peterborough the UK’s latest ‘Gigabit City’. The Peterborough CORE network – upon which more fibre...

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Work on Aberdeen's gigabit broadband network gets underway

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

The network is being built by infrastructure provider CityFibre and will provide the city with broadband speeds of up to 1,000Mbps – making it Scotland’s first ‘Gigabit City’. Aberdeen...

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