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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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Government's BDUK superfast broadband spending reaches £550m

Friday, May 26th 2017

An update on the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme shows that grants to local authorities and budget transfers to devolved administrations added up to £550,832,876 in cash terms. So far,...

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General Election 2017: What the parties say about broadband

Thursday, May 18th 2017

Here, Cable.co.uk takes a look at what each party says it will do for broadband customers and the targets it will set for the industry.Conservatives The Conservative manifesto, launched today,...

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Openreach to consult broadband providers on future of fibre networks

Monday, May 15th 2017

The company, which manages Britain’s national broadband network, wants to explore the level of support for a large-scale ‘full fibre’ network. It also wants to look at ways of delivering...

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Leaked Labour manifesto promises 30Mbps broadband for all by 2022

Thursday, May 11th 2017

It also promises “uninterrupted 5G coverage” for urban areas, major roads and railways should Jeremy Corbyn’s party win the General Election on 8 June. The document, initially leaked to...

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