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Broadband USO should include 'social tariff for most vulnerable'

Thursday, October 20th 2016

The Universal Service Obligation (USO), which will ensure everyone in the UK can access speeds of at least 10Mbps, is a key part of the government’s Digital Economy Bill. But the Local...

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Government has chance to bring subtitling provision 'into 21st century'

Thursday, October 20th 2016

Ofcom regulations require so-called access services to be included in a certain percentage of programmes – but only apply to traditional broadcast TV. A proposed amendment to the Digital...

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EU ban on mobile roaming charges will not include time limit

Wednesday, September 21st 2016

A new law banning the extra fees charged to travellers making calls, sending texts and using data abroad in the EU was approved by the European Parliament in October 2015 and comes into effect in...

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EU chief sets new targets for broadband speed, 5G and public wi-fi

Thursday, September 15th 2016

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker set out the new objective during his 2016 State of the Union address yesterday. He said all “socio-economic drivers” such as schools,...

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Splitting BT and Openreach is 'not off the table', government admits

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Karen Bradley said “nothing is off the table” as the government looks to improve both the UK’s broadband infrastructure and consumer confidence in the industry. Ofcom announced plans to make...

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Councils: Force broadband providers to open up address-level speed data

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

At the moment, it is only possible to see postcode-level estimates of ‘up to’ speeds that can vary significantly from what people actually receive. The Local Government Association (LGA) wants...

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EU plan to scrap mobile roaming charges goes back to the drawing board

Monday, September 12th 2016

In October 2015, the European Parliament approved a new law banning the extra fees charged to EU travellers making calls, sending texts and using data abroad in the EU. Roaming charges were capped...

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INCA: UK should aim for 80% FTTP broadband coverage by 2026

Thursday, September 8th 2016

INCA, the Independent Networks Cooperative Association, wants ministers to set a more ambitious fibre target as part of a new ‘Gigabit Britain’ strategy. It says pure fibre infrastructure is...

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BDUK superfast broadband rollout has reached more than 4m homes

Thursday, August 25th 2016

According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s latest Broadband Performance Indicator, 4,021,047 homes and businesses could access fibre at the end of June thanks to state-funded...

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Ofcom: Broadband firms have 'limited appetite' to be USO provider

Thursday, August 18th 2016

Plans for a USO were revealed by then Prime Minister David Cameron last year and set out in the Queen’s Speech in May. The idea behind a USO is to give every household in the country the right...

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