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East Riding of Yorkshire's fibre broadband rollout hits initial targets

Thursday, June 30th 2016

The Broadband East Riding programme, run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and BT, has made superfast speeds of 24Mbps or faster available to more than 42,000 premises. Engineers have installed...

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Blackdown Hills villages to get ultrafast broadband from Gigaclear

Thursday, June 30th 2016

The provider is set to connect up to 2,000 properties in the area to its fibre network. Villages including Upottery, Hemyock and Kittisford are expected to be among the first to...

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Take-up of fibre broadband in Staffordshire doubles in 12 months

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

More than 24% of those able to access superfast speeds have opted to upgrade their connection – up from 12% this time last year. In some smaller communities – including Abbots Bromley,...

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Northumberland's fibre broadband rollout shifts focus to rural areas

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

iNorthumberland has taken fibre access to more than 52,500 homes and businesses that were not part of commercial rollout plans. It will now focus bringing superfast connectivity to some of the...

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CLA: New USO can transform rural areas but must be enshrined in law

Thursday, June 23rd 2016

Plans for a new Universal Service Obligation (USO) were revealed by Prime Minister David Cameron last year and set out in the Queen’s Speech in May. The new USO would give every household the...

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'Unpredictable' broadband a thing of the past for Gloucestershire school

Friday, June 17th 2016

Pupils and staff at St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School in Chedworth are now enjoying speeds of 50Mbps – and have the infrastructure in place to access 1Gbps. The school is the...

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Connecting Shropshire and developer to fund fibre upgrade for new-builds

Thursday, June 16th 2016

Residents of the Wat’s Meadow estate, in Gobowen, have been struggling with speeds of 2Mbps despite most of the village having access to fibre services. But the deal between Connecting...

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Fibre broadband arrives in North Lincolnshire village

Tuesday, June 14th 2016

More than 200 homes and businesses were given access to fibre services for the first time last week – and 30 villagers have already signed up. Appleby is the first village to benefit from the...

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Devon and Somerset communities hoping for £4.6m broadband boost

Monday, June 13th 2016

The Blackdown Hills Parish Network (BHPN), which represents 39 parish councils in Devon and Somerset, has applied for European funding to improve coverage in the area. A decision on whether the...

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Fibre broadband rollout reaches Jurassic Coast villages

Thursday, June 2nd 2016

Morcombelake and Chideock are among the latest communities included in the Superfast Dorset rollout. Chedington, Langton Herring, Milborne St Andrew, South Perrott and Stour Provost are also able...

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