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Ofcom to force through 'legal separation' of BT and Openreach

Tuesday, November 29th 2016

Openreach is the part of BT responsible for developing and maintaining the UK’s biggest broadband network, used by providers including Sky, TalkTalk, Plusnet and BT itself. In July, Ofcom set...

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Government's fibre investment will do nothing to help rural areas - CLA

Thursday, November 24th 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond, in his first Autumn Statement, announced £400m of funding for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, which will help speed up the rollout of fibre to the premises...

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BT's G.Fast plan a 'muddled compromise', says Vodafone

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

Vodafone said that without the government’s intervention, the UK would be reliant on the rollout of G.Fast, a hybrid technology that uses a combination of fibre cables and traditional copper...

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Government's fibre broadband fund 'will not help those who need it most'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce £400m of funding for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement. The money will be used to speed up the rollout of...

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Watchdog calls for shake-up of 'misleading' broadband speed claims

Thursday, November 17th 2016

The ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) is calling for a change in the way broadband speeds are advertised to make it clear what consumers can expect to receive. Currently, providers can...

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Nuisance calls: Worst and repeat offenders 'should get prison terms'

Tuesday, November 8th 2016

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced last month that it would soon have the power to hold the directors of rogue companies personally responsible for breaking the law. From...

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CLA: Making tax returns online-only will punish rural businesses with poor broadband

Friday, November 4th 2016

The organisation, which represents landowners, farmers and other rural businesses, is concerned about the government’s plan to digitise all tax-related accounting from 2018. It is warning that a...

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Mobile roaming would help solve UK's 'not-spot' problem, say MPs

Monday, October 31st 2016

A report by the British Infrastructure Group (BIG) said mobile roaming would help eliminate partial not-spots – areas not covered by one or more mobile network. The report, which is backed by...

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Government must focus on FTTP broadband and 5G, says minister

Monday, October 31st 2016

He hinted at a shift in government policy towards fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband and away from the fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) solution favoured by the BDUK programme so far. Addressing...

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Nuisance call bosses to face fines of £500,000

Monday, October 24th 2016

From Spring 2017, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will have the power to hold company the directors of companies breaking the law directly responsible. Previously only businesses...

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