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Britain to benefit from £645m broadband boost

Monday, September 11th 2017

Most of the money will come from BT and has been set aside because take-up of superfast services has been better than expected. A clause in government broadband contracts requires providers to...

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Six UK regions trial full fibre broadband thanks to £200m scheme

Monday, September 4th 2017

The pilot to test new fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband will begin in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, West Sussex, Coventry and Warwickshire, Bristol, Bath and north east Somerset, West Yorkshire...

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London Mayor and TfL plan to bring mobile coverage to the Tube

Friday, August 11th 2017

Sadiq Khan is putting together a troubleshooting ‘Not Spot Team’ that will work with local authorities and providers to find connectivity solutions in problem areas. He is also organising a...

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BT offers to deliver universal 10Mbps broadband service by 2022

Monday, July 31st 2017

The telecoms giant is ready to invest between £450m and £600m – and use a range of broadband technologies – to help the government deliver its target of universal coverage. BT’s proposal...

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Cross-party group of MPs prepares to declare war on poor broadband – again

Monday, July 24th 2017

The original BIG report, signed by some 90+ MPs, called on Ofcom and the government to force BT Openreach to split its ‘natural monopoly’ – a term used in the report to describe BT’s...

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Work starts to implement new on demand TV subtitling requirements

Tuesday, July 18th 2017

The new measure is one of a number being implemented as part of the Universal Service Obligation (USO)Digital Economy Act 2017. The Act was given Royal Assent in April and a commencement order...

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Theresa May's DUP deal includes £150m broadband boost for Northern Ireland

Monday, June 26th 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May and DUP leader Arlene Foster today finalised an agreement that will see DUP MPs back the Tories in key Commons votes. As part of the deal, £1bn made available to fund...

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Welsh communities to be consulted on next stage of broadband rollout

Friday, June 16th 2017

The current Superfast Cymru programme is expected to have delivered speeds of 30Mbps to around 690,000 premises when it closes at the end of December. At the end of March, superfast speeds had...

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42% of non-voters would be more likely to vote if they could do so online

Wednesday, June 7th 2017

A poll by Cable.co.uk found that 42% of UK adults who are not planning to vote in the 8 June General Election would be more likely to cast their ballot if they could do so online. Two years ago...

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TfL set to tender for London Underground 4G network

Thursday, June 1st 2017

According to the Financial Times, Transport for London (TfL) and London mayor Sadiq Khan are in talks with a number of telecoms firms about the plans. Providers could be invited to submit bids...

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