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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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Fibre broadband for more rural communities in Warwickshire

Monday, May 9th 2016

Warwickshire County Council and BT, which is leading the multi-million pound CSW (Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire) project, said the next phase of the rollout is already underway as part of a...

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Sports stars launch new fibre broadband services in Glasgow

Monday, May 9th 2016

A new cabinet in the city’s Scotstoun district was unveiled last week by Glasgow Warriors rugby players Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour, while another was launched by Glasgow Tigers speedway star...

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Nottinghamshire fibre rollout hits target ‘ahead of schedule’

Friday, May 6th 2016

The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire (BBfN) partnership made the announcement at the same time it was revealed that fibre is now available to 95% of homes and businesses in the county – a year...

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Microwave link takes superfast broadband to Northumberland village

Thursday, May 5th 2016

Coanwood has become the first community in Northumberland to benefit from the technology, which brings superfast speeds to hard-to-reach areas. It means all the homes and businesses in the...

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BT to invest £6bn in fibre broadband and 4G networks

Thursday, May 5th 2016

The company, which bought mobile operator EE in January, made the announcement as it revealed a 15% rise in profits. It said the investment will be made by its Openreach and EE businesses over...

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Superfast Leicestershire: Take-up of fibre has doubled in a year

Wednesday, May 4th 2016

The telecoms giant, which is responsible for the superfast rollout alongside Leicestershire County Council, said more than 25% of homes and businesses have signed up to a fibre package, compared to...

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Roaming charges will be capped in EU countries from tomorrow

Friday, April 29th 2016

From 15 June 2017, using your phone abroad will cost the same as it does at home thanks to new rules passed by the European Parliament last year. But until then operators are being given a...

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