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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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Providers defend Fix Britain's Internet campaign following criticism by BT

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

The three providers, along with the Federation of Communication Services, launched the campaign last month to “give Britain’s internet users a voice on the future of UK broadband”. ‘Fix...

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Matt Hancock is the UK's new digital minister, but what should his first priority be?

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Mr Vaizey, who had been in the role since 2010, announced his "vexit" on Twitter, saying he was “looking forward to supporting the government from the backbenches”. He’s been replaced by...

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BT should invest more in Openreach or be split up, say MPs

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

In a damning report published today, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee said the shortfall in investment could be “hundreds of millions of pounds a year”. The committee said BT has...

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Fibre broadband connections for historic Northamptonshire village

Friday, July 8th 2016

Engineers for the Superfast Northamptonshire project called in experts because the planned route for new underground cables was set to go through an area of historic interest in Rockingham. An...

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Digital Economy Bill unveiled, includes legal right to fast broadband

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

The Digital Economy Bill, which also proposes automatic compensation for broadband customers when things go wrong, was introduced to Parliament yesterday (5 July). It will now be debated by MPs in...

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West Sussex fibre broadband rollout celebrates completion of first phase

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

The first phase of the West Sussex Better Connected Broadband programme made superfast speeds available to more than 60,000 homes and businesses in the county. A £2.5m second phase is already...

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Peterborough connects 220 public sector sites to fibre network

Monday, July 4th 2016

A 90km network of fibre cables and duct infrastructure was completed in March 2015 by CityFibre and used to connect 107 sites including schools, council buildings and hospitals. Now a further 220...

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