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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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Providers defend Fix Britain's Internet campaign following criticism by BT

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

The three providers, along with the Federation of Communication Services, launched the campaign last month to “give Britain’s internet users a voice on the future of UK broadband”. ‘Fix...

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Vodafone scheme will boost mobile coverage in rural community hubs

Thursday, July 7th 2016

The Community Indoor Sure Signal (CISS) programme will provide indoor 3G mobile coverage and internet access to around 100 ‘community hubs’ such as pubs and village halls. Following a...

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West Sussex fibre broadband rollout celebrates completion of first phase

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

The first phase of the West Sussex Better Connected Broadband programme made superfast speeds available to more than 60,000 homes and businesses in the county. A £2.5m second phase is already...

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Metronet delivers wireless broadband connection 'when others couldn't'

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

The internet service provider (ISP) has set up a wireless connection for Cotterill Civils, a drainage company on the outskirts of Sutton Coldfield. Cotterill Civils, which provides drainage,...

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Cumbrian market town gets fibre broadband boost

Monday, July 4th 2016

Engineers for the Connecting Cumbria project have installed 12 new fibre street cabinets in Wigton, giving residents access to speeds of up to 24Mbps. More than 900 premises in six nearby villages...

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CityFibre partners with Gigaclear to speed up rural broadband rollout

Friday, July 1st 2016

The infrastructure provider has fibre networks in 37 UK towns and cities as well as more than 1,100km of long distance cabling acquired in a £90m deal with KCOM late last year. This...

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