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S4C gets £10m loan to 'secure future of Welsh language broadcasting'

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

The loan will be used to relocate the channel’s headquarters to Carmarthen, creating 800 jobs, while S4C will share technical facilities with the BBC in Cardiff to reduce overheads. As well as...

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Rural areas to benefit from extension of Scottish fibre broadband rollout

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

Stronger than expected take-up of fibre services has seen £15.6m reinvested back into the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project. Scottish finance secretary Derek Mackay said the extended...

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Scottish minister calls for more powers in fight against nuisance calls

Tuesday, March 14th 2017

Keith Brown (pictured) is calling for the directors of companies responsible for nuisance calls to be fined as well as disqualified. The minister also wants more funding for consumer awareness...

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Spring Budget 2017: Mobile roaming charges outside the EU set for 20% rise

Thursday, March 9th 2017

VAT charges currently only apply to roaming charges within the European Union. But from 1 August the 20% charge will also be applied to texts and calls made outside the EU. Chancellor Philip...

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Spring Budget 2017: Chancellor announces new investment in 5G and fibre broadband

Thursday, March 9th 2017

Delivering his first Spring Budget yesterday, Mr Hammond said investment in infrastructure would help close the productivity gap between the UK and other G7 countries. He said that would be...

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Labour: Digital Strategy a 'missed opportunity' to help those left behind

Wednesday, March 1st 2017

The strategy was launched this morning and reiterates the government’s plan for investment in fibre broadband and the introduction of a new universal service obligation (USO) as part of the...

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More than half of consumers don't think a 10Mbps USO is fast enough

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

A survey of more than 500 UK adults showed that 56% think the speed the government said it would make available to all UK households is too slow. The House of Lords agrees and last night voted...

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House of Lords votes in favour of 30Mbps broadband USO

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

A new Universal Service Obligation (USO) has always been a key part of the Bill and the government had suggested setting the minimum speed at 10Mbps. But Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn, tabling an...

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Landowners will help speed up rural broadband rollout - if government delivers on fibre pledge

Friday, January 27th 2017

The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, says its members would be willing to renew and update an industry wayleave agreement for access across private land. But it...

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Welsh Government to launch 'action plan' for improving mobile coverage

Wednesday, January 25th 2017

Public assets will also be opened up to help providers improve Wales’ mobile infrastructure. The changes will form part of the Welsh Government’s new action plan for improving mobile...

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