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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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BT increases the speed of its basic fibre broadband service

Friday, April 15th 2016

The company’s new BT Infinity 1 service will offer speeds up to 52Mbps rather than the previous 38Mbps in a move that the telecoms giant claims makes it faster than the standard fibre services...

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Vaizey reveals 'laborious' negotiations behind new-build fibre deal

Thursday, April 14th 2016

The digital minister told the Culture, Media and Sport Committee he had become exasperated by the ‘laborious’ negotiations that had gone into reaching an agreement to make sure fibre is provided...

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Four Rutland villages to benefit from extension of fibre broadband rollout

Tuesday, April 12th 2016

The work is an extension of the original programme by the Digital Rutland broadband partnership with BT, which has already connected thousands of people across the county. More than 9,500 premises...

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Gigaclear gets £24m boost to roll out 'futureproof' broadband quicker

Tuesday, April 5th 2016

The company said it has secured an extra £24m in new equity, which will allow it to speed up the rollout of its pure fibre network to rural communities across the country. Gigaclear, which...

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Digital Durham fibre rollout reaches 100,000 homes

Monday, April 4th 2016

Digital Durham said the village of St John’s Chapel in Weardale has become the latest community to ‘go live’ as part of the programme. The 100,000th premises was one of more than 200 homes...

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