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BT customer 'losing thousands' as she waits for broadband

Monday, January 23rd 2017

Laura Harcourt, who runs a holiday lettings business, says she can’t rent out the property without internet access and has now missed the lucrative holiday season. Ms Harcourt, 52, ordered a...

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VoIP Unlimited goes the 'extra mile' to connect Dorset fossil museum

Tuesday, January 10th 2017

The multi-million pound Etches Collection, home to the world-renowned finds of collector Steve Etches, opened in the Dorset village of Kimmeridge last year. But with no broadband infrastructure...

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Government announces £440m boost for rural broadband rollout

Thursday, December 22nd 2016

The cash comes from a combination of “efficiency savings” and money already invested in the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) project that is now being returned by BT. Culture secretary Karen...

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Ofcom: More than a million homes still can't get decent broadband

Friday, December 16th 2016

But that still leaves 1.4m homes and offices – around 5% of properties – without access to 10Mbps, which the regulator says is the minimum required to meet a typical household’s digital...

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Church tower helps bring superfast broadband to village

Monday, November 28th 2016

Residents of Dunton can now get speeds of between 60 and 80Mbps thanks to what has been called “a real triumph of people power”. Telecoms firm Voneus worked closely with Virgin Media to...

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'Innovative approach' brings ultrafast broadband to Bolesworth Estate

Friday, November 25th 2016

Bolesworth Estate, which contains a number of residential and business properties as well as Bolesworth Castle, had suffered for years with a lack of broadband infrastructure. But an innovative...

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Businessman left fuming for 6 months while neighbours enjoy ultrafast broadband

Friday, November 25th 2016

Ian Davies placed an order for fibre to the premises broadband with the telecoms giant in April but has since endured eight cancelled engineer visits and more than 20 hours on the phone to customer...

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Government's fibre investment will do nothing to help rural areas - CLA

Thursday, November 24th 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond, in his first Autumn Statement, announced £400m of funding for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund, which will help speed up the rollout of fibre to the premises...

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Government's fibre broadband fund 'will not help those who need it most'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce £400m of funding for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement. The money will be used to speed up the rollout of...

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CLA: Making tax returns online-only will punish rural businesses with poor broadband

Friday, November 4th 2016

The organisation, which represents landowners, farmers and other rural businesses, is concerned about the government’s plan to digitise all tax-related accounting from 2018. It is warning that a...

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