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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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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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Government announces £440m boost for rural broadband rollout

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

The cash comes from a combination of “efficiency savings” and money already invested in the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project that is now being returned by BT. Culture secretary Karen...

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Ofcom: More than a million homes still can't get decent broadband

Friday, December 16th 2016

But that still leaves 1.4m homes and offices – around 5% of properties – without access to 10Mbps, which the regulator says is the minimum required to meet a typical household’s digital...

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UK 4G network 'plagued by not spots', says infrastructure watchdog

Wednesday, December 14th 2016

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) ranked Britain’s 4G network as 54th in the world and said the future rollout of 5G services must be handled better. It said mobile connectivity had...

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