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Broadband firms will keep investing in networks but need 'better regulation'

Monday, October 16th 2017

But they say better regulation is needed to help overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of better broadband infrastructure. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) last week warned...

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UK risks 'falling behind' without broadband investment, says report

Friday, October 13th 2017

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) says the current state of the UK’s infrastructure could hold it back unless “urgent action is taken” to increase capacity and futureproof the...

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Government reveals new measures to keep children safe online

Thursday, October 12th 2017

But broadband providers say they are already ahead of the game and it is social media sites who now need to step up. The government's plans come in the form of an Internet Safety Green...

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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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