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Cross-party group of MPs prepares to declare war on poor broadband – again

Monday, July 24th 2017

The original BIG report, signed by some 90+ MPs, called on Ofcom and the government to force BT Openreach to split its ‘natural monopoly’ – a term used in the report to describe BT’s...

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Government's BDUK superfast broadband spending reaches £550m

Friday, May 26th 2017

An update on the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme shows that grants to local authorities and budget transfers to devolved administrations added up to £550,832,876 in cash terms. So far,...

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General Election 2017: What the parties say about broadband

Thursday, May 18th 2017

Here, Cable.co.uk takes a look at what each party says it will do for broadband customers and the targets it will set for the industry.Conservatives The Conservative manifesto, launched today,...

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Wireless broadband trials bring superfast speeds to Welsh village

Wednesday, May 17th 2017

Nominet, better known as the .uk domain name registry, is running a six-month trial with nine households in Llanarth, Monmouthshire, which could lead to an eventual county-wide rollout. The...

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Openreach pilots new broadband technology in remote Scottish villages

Wednesday, May 17th 2017

Around 60 premises in Clachan and Whitehouse on the Kintyre peninsula and on the island of Eriskay in the Hebrides are testing Long Range VDSL connections. Those connected to fibre...

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New Highlands town's first residents get ultrafast fibre broadband

Tuesday, May 16th 2017

GTC is installing fibre to the home (FTTH) infrastructure for the initial phase of 880 homes being built in Tornagrain, a planned community near Inverness. Homeowners moving in will have a...

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Openreach to consult broadband providers on future of fibre networks

Monday, May 15th 2017

The company, which manages Britain’s national broadband network, wants to explore the level of support for a large-scale ‘full fibre’ network. It also wants to look at ways of delivering...

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Leaked Labour manifesto promises 30Mbps broadband for all by 2022

Thursday, May 11th 2017

It also promises “uninterrupted 5G coverage” for urban areas, major roads and railways should Jeremy Corbyn’s party win the General Election on 8 June. The document, initially leaked to...

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Gigaclear to reach 150,000 more homes thanks to £111m investment

Friday, May 5th 2017

The provider will use the investment to deliver fibre services to “hundreds of thousands” of premises in Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Northamptonshire – areas where it...

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Government rejects 30Mbps minimum speed for broadband USO

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Digital minister Matt Hancock, during a debate on the Digital Economy Bill yesterday, said there were “serious concerns” about an amendment passed by the House of Lords in February. The...

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