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Nominations wanted for 2016's internet hero and villain

Friday, May 20th 2016

As part of its annual awards ISPA, which represents the UK's internet industry, names a hero and villain who have done the most to help or hinder the industry. Last year, Home Secretary Theresa...

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School pupils welcome fibre broadband to Cumbernauld

Friday, May 20th 2016

Around 800 homes and businesses in Cumbernauld can now access fibre services for the first time. Across North Lanarkshire, more than 21,000 premises in areas including Airdrie, Kilsyth, Glenboig...

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Queen's Speech: UK consumers will have legal right to fast broadband

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

The government has also set out new rules to make building broadband infrastructure easier and to give consumers the right to automatic compensation when their broadband service goes wrong. The...

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Superfast broadband arrives in the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

Around 500 homes and businesses in Ironbridge, Shropshire, are getting access to fibre from the summer as part of the £5.6m Superfast Telford partnership, with more to follow in the months...

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Train passengers will pay more if it means they can get online

Monday, May 16th 2016

The Mobile Connectivity Research Study, released last week by the Department for Transport (DfT), carried out more than 2,000 interviews with rail travellers between November and January to explore...

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Superfast West Yorkshire completes first phase of 'crucial' fibre rollout

Monday, May 16th 2016

And work on the next phase of the project, which will take fibre to 98% of the programme area in total, is already underway. The £13m second phase will take fibre to 33,000 homes and businesses...

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Consumers doubt home broadband will be up to scratch in five years' time

Friday, May 13th 2016

A survey carried out for Boosty, a service which boosts broadband speeds using 3G and 4G smartphone connections, revealed that 56% don't think their current broadband will cope with more intensive...

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NFU calls for 'targeted action' to help farmers get connected

Thursday, May 12th 2016

The union’s report, Farm Broadband and Mobile Networks, said that 4% of farmers also had no access to the internet at all. 58% had download speeds of 2Mbps or less, while 80% had upload speeds...

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Superfast broadband 'of great benefit' to flood-hit Cumbrian village

Thursday, May 12th 2016

Connecting Cumbria has made fibre services available to 235 premises in Pooley Bridge, just months after the village was hit by severe flooding. The project saw engineers from BT Openreach...

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Councils call for 'flexible' minimum broadband speeds

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils, said the government should create a more flexible national minimum standard of broadband speed. The move is hoped...

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