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Broadband investment could be worth £1.2bn to Northern Ireland's rural economy

Wednesday, June 6th 2018

Theresa May’s Conservative government promised to invest £150m in the rollout of ultrafast broadband in Northern Ireland last year as part of a deal to secure the backing of 10 DUP MPs in key...

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Bad broadband is pushing millennials out of rural areas, says report

Wednesday, May 30th 2018

In the connected world we are now living in, broadband has become as vital a utility as gas and electric. Carrying out research on 18 to 28-year-olds living in the Scottish countryside, the Rural...

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Gigaclear commits £6.2m to extend ultrafast rollout in rural Kent

Thursday, May 24th 2018

The company is committing a further £6.2m to its rollout in the area, taking its total investment in communities east of Sevenoaks to more than £8m. Construction will get underway in the...

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Scottish minister launches fibre broadband awareness campaign

Tuesday, May 15th 2018

Fibre is now available to 95% of Scottish premises and work is currently underway to connect those living in the most remote parts of the country – but in order to benefit you need to actively...

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MPs ask digital secretary to help speed up 4G rural rollout

Monday, May 14th 2018

They want a legally-binding coverage obligation imposed on the four network operators – EE, Vodafone, Three and O2 – to support the government’s ambition for mobile coverage to reach 95% of...

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Increase in fibre uptake leads to rise in UK average broadband speed

Wednesday, May 9th 2018

More than half (58%) of people with home broadband connections are now on so-called superfast services, defined by Ofcom as delivering download speeds of 30Mbps or more. And more households...

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Time for Ofcom to get tough on operators' rural 4G coverage plans, says CLA

Friday, May 4th 2018

The CLA, which represents some 30,000 landowners, farmers and rural businesses in England and Wales, said mobile operators are reluctant to deliver coverage in rural areas on their own...

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Gigaclear uses Clifton Suspension Bridge to bring fibre broadband to rural Bristol

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

The main objective is to supply more than 53,000 homes and businesses in the area with ultrafast download speeds up to 1,000Mbps (1Gbps). By using the 19th century bridge, it will allow Gigaclear to...

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MP 'delighted' with Gigaclear's West Oxfordshire fibre broadband rollout

Thursday, April 26th 2018

The cables are being laid by Gigaclear, which specialises in rural broadband services. The plan is to connect more than 10,000 homes and businesses across the district to ultrafast broadband by the...

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Broadband firms will keep investing in networks but need 'better regulation'

Monday, October 16th 2017

But they say better regulation is needed to help overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of better broadband infrastructure. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) last week warned...

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