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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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Isle of Arran businesses get fibre broadband boost

Monday, April 4th 2016

Around 1,900 homes and businesses in Brodick, Corrie, Lamlash, Lochranza, Shiskine and Whiting Bay can now order faster services. Additional premises in Brodick, Corrie, Catacol and Lochranza will...

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Second phase of North Lincolnshire fibre broadband project set to start

Thursday, March 31st 2016

The second phase of the Northern Lincs Broadband (NLBB) project is set to start in April and is aimed at providing 99% of properties across Northern Lincolnshire with superfast broadband by March...

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Fibre broadband to provide tourism boost to flood-hit Lake District

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

It is hoped the arrived of fibre to more than 200 homes and businesses in the village of Glenridding at the southern end of Ullswater will give the flood-hit area a boost. An additional 150...

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Ofcom report highlights rural-urban broadband divide

Thursday, March 24th 2016

The regulator's UK Home Broadband Performance report revealed that while average download speeds in rural areas were 13.7Mbps, those in urban areas were more than three times that, at...

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Piper heralds arrival of fibre to north Lanarkshire town

Thursday, March 24th 2016

The premises in Shotts join more than 20,000 in North Lanarkshire which are now able to access fibre broadband through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme. Other local areas...

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