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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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Village with 'UK's slowest broadband' gets 100Mbps fibre upgrade

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

Research published by Cable.co.uk in March found residents of Miserden in Gloucestershire were struggling with average speeds of 1.3Mbps. One villager using Cable.co.uk’s speed checker...

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Councils: Force broadband providers to open up address-level speed data

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

At the moment, it is only possible to see postcode-level estimates of ‘up to’ speeds that can vary significantly from what people actually receive. The Local Government Association (LGA) wants...

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Jeremy Corbyn's 'digital manifesto' promises nationwide FTTP broadband rollout

Wednesday, August 31st 2016

The pledge forms part of Mr Corbyn’s Digital Democracy manifesto, which was launched yesterday as he bids to be re-elected leader of the Labour party. Mr Corbyn, speaking at the launch, said it...

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BDUK superfast broadband rollout has reached more than 4m homes

Thursday, August 25th 2016

According to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s latest Broadband Performance Indicator, 4,021,047 homes and businesses could access fibre at the end of June thanks to state-funded...

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