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Virgin's fibre network to reach another 7,000 homes in Swindon

Thursday, June 16th 2016

The company said yesterday it will roll out ultrafast broadband to 7,000 homes and businesses in the town as part of its £3bn Project Lightning programme. Around 65,000 Swindon premises are...

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Virgin Media plans to improve broadband in new-build homes

Tuesday, June 14th 2016

The provider is working with the Home Builders Federation (HBF) to make it easier for homebuilders to install fibre infrastructure on new developments. Virgin has launched a dedicated new-build...

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Fibre broadband arrives in North Lincolnshire village

Tuesday, June 14th 2016

More than 200 homes and businesses were given access to fibre services for the first time last week – and 30 villagers have already signed up. Appleby is the first village to benefit from the...

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Virgin's fibre network expansion is 'huge vote of confidence' in Wrexham

Monday, June 13th 2016

The expansion forms part of the company’s £3bn Project Lightning programme, which is taking Virgin’s fibre network to 4m more premises by 2019. Premises in Wrexham will be connected using...

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Manufacturers: Forget speeds, we need reliable, resilient broadband

Friday, June 3rd 2016

The organisation, which represents thousands of British manufacturers, has today set out its response to the government’s review of business broadband. It says manufacturers’ primary focus is...

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Fibre broadband rollout reaches Jurassic Coast villages

Thursday, June 2nd 2016

Morcombelake and Chideock are among the latest communities included in the Superfast Dorset rollout. Chedington, Langton Herring, Milborne St Andrew, South Perrott and Stour Provost are also able...

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ASA to review the way broadband speeds are advertised

Friday, May 27th 2016

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Committees for Advertising Practice (CAP) will research the claims made by providers and the expectations consumers have based on them. Currently,...

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Superfast Worcestershire looks for 'broadband enthusiasts'

Friday, May 27th 2016

Superfast Worcestershire, a partnership between Worcestershire County Council and BT, has given access to fibre broadband to more than 54,000 premises that wouldn’t have been covered by commercial...

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Isle of Wight reaches 99% fibre broadband coverage

Friday, May 27th 2016

Reaching the milestone makes it one of the best-connected parts of the UK. The partnership between Isle of Wight Council, BT and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme has hit...

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Government plans to make switching providers 'quicker and simpler'

Thursday, May 26th 2016

The proposals, published yesterday, also cover gas, electricity and water services, current accounts and mortgages. Ministers want there to be more consistency between sectors on how long it takes...

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