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The UK government’s new Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt Maria Miller MP, has announced plans to “fast-track” the roll-out of superfast broadband (25Mbps+) services around the country by resolving “unnecessary bureaucracy” in the current planning system. However the proposals are nothing new.
TeleGeography’s latest research reveals that global Internet capacity growth has fallen to its lowest pace in five years (down from 68% in 2008 to 40% in 2012), yet actual Internet bandwidth has more than doubled between 2010 and 2012 and now stands at 77Tbps (Terabits per second).
BTOpenreach has announced that its proof of concept trial, which uses a new system to proactively notify broadband ISPs and phone operators about Major Service Outage’s (MSO) on BT’s UK telecoms network (e.g. such as those caused by cable theft or damage), will soon be extended nationwide.
Bridgnorth-based broadband ISP Aquiss has officially announced the launch of their new landline telephone service, which apparently took the best part of 12 months to develop, for both consumers and businesses in the UK.