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Culture minister’s constituents campaign for BDUK inclusion

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Mr Vaizey is the minister responsible for the Broadband Delivery UK programme, but his own constituents in Fernham receive average broadband speeds of just 2 to 3Mbps. Locals have also complained of...

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Altnets respond to PAC rural broadband criticism

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) criticised the way the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has managed the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme, with all of the money so far awarded...

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Lincolnshire residents launch fibre broadband campaign

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Retired engineer Alun Hawkins and IT worker Ben Haines have held their first public meeting to drum up support for Fibrelincs, a community-based, fibre-to-the-home network that will supply superfast...

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Rural broadband needs competition, not cash

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

Another week, another tale of rural broadband woe. Property expert Henry Pryor has revealed houses without broadband could be worth 20% less than similar properties with a fast connection[1]. This...

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Community broadband projects boast faster speeds than Virgin's 152Mbps service

Friday, November 15th 2013

Virgin Media made waves this week by promising to launch the UK's fastest widely available broadband service early next year. Set to offer speeds of up to 152Mbps, the new top tier package will...

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