Government

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 He’s been replaced by...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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Cumbrian market town gets fibre broadband boost

Monday, July 4th 2016

Engineers for the Connecting Cumbria project have installed 12 new fibre street cabinets in Wigton, giving residents access to speeds of up to 24Mbps. More than 900 premises in six nearby villages...

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East Riding of Yorkshire's fibre broadband rollout hits initial targets

Thursday, June 30th 2016

The Broadband East Riding programme, run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and BT, has made superfast speeds of 24Mbps or faster available to more than 42,000 premises. Engineers have installed...

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