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Dorset's fibre broadband rollout making 'strong progress'

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

Superfast Dorset, a partnership between Dorset’s councils and BT, has laid 800,000 metres of fibre optic cable so far and will reach a million metres – enough to stretch from Land’s End to John...

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Villagers celebrate 'game-changing' result of fibre broadband campaign

Monday, May 23rd 2016

Residents in the Leicestershire village of Holwell, near Melton Mowbray, said some people who had upgraded had seen a “game-changing” 20-fold increase in speeds. The improvement to broadband...

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Superfast broadband arrives in the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

Around 500 homes and businesses in Ironbridge, Shropshire, are getting access to fibre from the summer as part of the £5.6m Superfast Telford partnership, with more to follow in the months...

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Superfast West Yorkshire completes first phase of 'crucial' fibre rollout

Monday, May 16th 2016

And work on the next phase of the project, which will take fibre to 98% of the programme area in total, is already underway. The £13m second phase will take fibre to 33,000 homes and businesses...

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Consumers doubt home broadband will be up to scratch in five years' time

Friday, May 13th 2016

A survey carried out for Boosty, a service which boosts broadband speeds using 3G and 4G smartphone connections, revealed that 56% don't think their current broadband will cope with more intensive...

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NFU calls for 'targeted action' to help farmers get connected

Thursday, May 12th 2016

The union’s report, Farm Broadband and Mobile Networks, said that 4% of farmers also had no access to the internet at all. 58% had download speeds of 2Mbps or less, while 80% had upload speeds...

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Councils call for 'flexible' minimum broadband speeds

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents more than 370 councils, said the government should create a more flexible national minimum standard of broadband speed. The move is hoped...

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Fibre broadband for more rural communities in Warwickshire

Monday, May 9th 2016

Warwickshire County Council and BT, which is leading the multi-million pound CSW (Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire) project, said the next phase of the rollout is already underway as part of a...

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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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