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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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Blackdown Hills villages to get ultrafast broadband from Gigaclear

Thursday, June 30th 2016

The provider is set to connect up to 2,000 properties in the area to its fibre network. Villages including Upottery, Hemyock and Kittisford are expected to be among the first to...

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Take-up of fibre broadband in Staffordshire doubles in 12 months

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

More than 24% of those able to access superfast speeds have opted to upgrade their connection – up from 12% this time last year. In some smaller communities – including Abbots Bromley,...

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Northumberland's fibre broadband rollout shifts focus to rural areas

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

iNorthumberland has taken fibre access to more than 52,500 homes and businesses that were not part of commercial rollout plans. It will now focus bringing superfast connectivity to some of the...

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Superfast broadband coverage reaches 90% in Herts and Bucks

Friday, June 24th 2016

Superfast speeds are now available to 92% of homes and businesses in Hertfordshire and 90% of premises in Buckinghamshire. The first phase of the Connecting Counties programme – a partnership...

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CLA: New USO can transform rural areas but must be enshrined in law

Thursday, June 23rd 2016

Plans for a new Universal Service Obligation (USO) were revealed by Prime Minister David Cameron last year and set out in the Queen’s Speech in May. The new USO would give every household the...

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Burton's fibre broadband rollout reaches hundreds more homes

Monday, June 20th 2016

The Wetmore Road area is the latest part of Burton to benefit from the Superfast Staffordshire rollout, which is led by Staffordshire County Council and BT. More than 400 homes and businesses can...

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'Unpredictable' broadband a thing of the past for Gloucestershire school

Friday, June 17th 2016

Pupils and staff at St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School in Chedworth are now enjoying speeds of 50Mbps – and have the infrastructure in place to access 1Gbps. The school is the...

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Connecting Shropshire and developer to fund fibre upgrade for new-builds

Thursday, June 16th 2016

Residents of the Wat’s Meadow estate, in Gobowen, have been struggling with speeds of 2Mbps despite most of the village having access to fibre services. But the deal between Connecting...

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