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Nottinghamshire fibre rollout hits target ‘ahead of schedule’

Friday, May 6th 2016

The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire (BBfN) partnership made the announcement at the same time it was revealed that fibre is now available to 95% of homes and businesses in the county – a year...

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Microwave link takes superfast broadband to Northumberland village

Thursday, May 5th 2016

Coanwood has become the first community in Northumberland to benefit from the technology, which brings superfast speeds to hard-to-reach areas. It means all the homes and businesses in the...

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BT to invest £6bn in fibre broadband and 4G networks

Thursday, May 5th 2016

The company, which bought mobile operator EE in January, made the announcement as it revealed a 15% rise in profits. It said the investment will be made by its Openreach and EE businesses over...

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Superfast Leicestershire: Take-up of fibre has doubled in a year

Wednesday, May 4th 2016

The telecoms giant, which is responsible for the superfast rollout alongside Leicestershire County Council, said more than 25% of homes and businesses have signed up to a fibre package, compared to...

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Lincolnshire broadband rollout hits 90% target and promises 'more to come'

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

The onlincolnshire partnership, which is led by Lincolnshire councils and BT, has given 150,775 homes and businesses access to faster broadband in the past three years – roughly equal to more than...

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Superfast broadband rollout reaches 70% of Scottish Highlands and Islands

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

More than 120 villages that wouldn’t have been reached through commercial rollouts can now get fibre-based broadband, with 70% of the region’s total number of premises able to connect. New...

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BT builds record-breaking fibre stretch to get around Yorkshire river

Friday, April 22nd 2016

Engineers working on the project in East Riding of Yorkshire laid the record-breaking fibre 'spine' after they were forced to detour around the River Ouse to connect premises in Goole and nearby...

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Two thirds 'misled' by fibre broadband advertising, experts compare situation to horsemeat scandal

Thursday, April 21st 2016

This is important, because the speeds available over copper reduce drastically over distance, severely limiting both current speeds and future upgradability. Experts, speaking to Cable.co.uk,...

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Fibre broadband arrives in Cumbria's 'hidden valley'

Wednesday, April 20th 2016

More than 180 homes and businesses on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Steam Railway route will benefit from fibre broadband thanks to Connecting Cumbria, the local superfast rollout project. The arrival...

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CLA: Give rural broadband customers compensation if they can't get 10Mbps

Wednesday, April 20th 2016

The CLA’s call comes as a government consultation — the first step towards the introduction of a broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) – closed on Monday. It follows an announcement...

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