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Mobile firms have no plans to bring back EU roaming charges, but a Brexit no deal could do just that

Tuesday, July 17th 2018

And experts say that in the event of a 'no deal' following the government's negotiations, the decision on whether to reintroduce charges may not be entirely in the hands of UK operators. An EU...

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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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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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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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Scottish minister launches fibre broadband awareness campaign

Tuesday, May 15th 2018

Fibre is now available to 95% of Scottish premises and work is currently underway to connect those living in the most remote parts of the country – but in order to benefit you need to actively...

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MPs ask digital secretary to help speed up 4G rural rollout

Monday, May 14th 2018

They want a legally-binding coverage obligation imposed on the four network operators – EE, Vodafone, Three and O2 – to support the government’s ambition for mobile coverage to reach 95% of...

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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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