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Government asks for views on legal right to 10Mbps broadband

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

A four-week consultation, launched today, is asking for views from network operators and internet services providers, as well as consumers and businesses. The move follows a pledge by Prime...

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Cambridgeshire homes with slowest broadband to get satellite subsidy

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

The scheme, part of the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, is available to those unable to find an affordable broadband service of at least 2Mbps. Connecting Cambridgeshire has...

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'Complicated' government scheme to blame for poor take-up of satellite broadband

Monday, March 21st 2016

Andrew Walwyn, CEO of independent satellite provider Europasat, said Britons are subject to a "postcode lottery" on what subsidies they can receive. According to Mr Walwyn, the BDUK-run national...

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Ofcom boss promises nationwide indoor 4G mobile coverage

Monday, March 21st 2016

Chief executive Sharon White made the pledge at the Federation of Small Businesses' (FSB) national conference as she reassured businesses that getting, and keeping, them connected is a priority for...

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Gigaclear connects two more Oxfordshire communities to reach new milestone

Thursday, March 17th 2016

More than 10,000 premises in the most remote parts of the county will have access to gigabit speeds when the rollout reaches the final two communites – Warborough and Shillingford, and...

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New broadband technology 'great news' for rural North Yorkshire

Monday, March 14th 2016

Around 100 homes and businesses in Aysgarth, which lies in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, will benefit from the new ‘all-in-one’ cabinet, which combines the technologies usually carried in...

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Satellite broadband provider reports 'increased interest' in government scheme

Friday, March 11th 2016

Satellite Internet said it has seen a growing level of interest in the government’s Basic Broadband For All programme, which aims to provide an affordable service of at least 2Mbps to all UK...

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Openreach expands ultrafast broadband trial, brings free fibre to new-build homes

Thursday, March 10th 2016

The network infrastructure company has also committed to building fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) infrastructure into new housing developments that have more than 250 premises, free of charge. The...

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Cambridgeshire broadband project gets multi-million pound boost

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

Take-up of fibre broadband in the county is among the highest in the UK. On average, 30% of residents are subscribing to the service, with some rural villages exceeding 70%. The success of the...

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Superfast broadband rollout begins in Snowdonia

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

Over the next few weeks and months more premises in the exchange area will be able to access faster broadband, according to Superfast Cymru who are overseeing the rollout. Lying in the heart of...

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