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21st July, 2016 - 1:27 pm (2 Comments)

A new contract worth £5 million has been signed with Openreach (BT) to expand the operator’s roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services, which will cover another 10,000 homes and businesses in the city of Leicester (Leicestershire, East Midlands of England) over the next 2 years.


20th July, 2016 - 1:43 am (2 Comments)

The Merseyside Connected project, which since 2013 has been working with Openreach (BT) to expand “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to 98% of local homes and businesses in Merseyside by the end of July 2016 (note: 90% covered by 24Mbps+ speeds), now looks set to complete its contract in September 2016.

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19th July, 2016 - 3:39 pm (3 Comments)

A leaked draft of a new report from the European Commission has revealed that the EU intends to set a new target for broadband and mobile coverage, which will aim to ensure that “all European households” can get a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps (Megabits per second) by 2025.


19th July, 2016 - 8:53 am (55 Comments)

The cross-party Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry into the coverage and performance of “superfast broadband” in the United Kingdom has today published its outcome, which heavily criticises BT for “over-reliance” on its old copper network, “significantly” under investing in Openreach and their “lack of ambition” towards rolling out ultrafast FTTP/H services.


18th July, 2016 - 12:51 pm (0 Comments)

Satellite Internet, which supplies Satellite based broadband connectivity using the SES (ASTRA) platform, has welcomed a revision to the Government’s “2Mbps to all” broadband support scheme that means subsidies are “now being passed directly” to those who actually deliver the service (i.e. ISPs).


16th July, 2016 - 7:27 am (7 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council in England has confirmed that an extra investment of £1.49m is being made into their Phase 2 Superfast Extension Programme, which will work with BT (Openreach) to expand FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to 95-97% of the region by Dec 2017.

Karen Bradley MP UK

14th July, 2016 - 5:10 pm (12 Comments)

It’s all change. The new Prime Minister, Theresa May, has appointed the MP for Staffordshire Moorlands, Karen Bradley, to be her new Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which among other things oversees the Broadband Delivery UK project and telecoms matters.


14th July, 2016 - 1:35 pm (2 Comments)

The £34m Digital Durham project in North East England, which includes Gateshead, the Tees Valley and Sunderland, claims to have completed its original goal of ensuring that 98% of local premises are covered by a “fibre broadband” network (96% able to receive “superfast” speeds of 24Mbps+).

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14th July, 2016 - 11:41 am (0 Comments)

Some 124 eligible small and medium sized businesses in Telford and Wrekin (Shropshire, England) could soon be offered an average level of grant payment worth £15,000 per business (ranging from £7,000 to £25,000), which will help them to get a superfast broadband service installed.


13th July, 2016 - 10:56 am (1 Comment)

The £410 million Digital Scotland project has today confirmed the next set of locations that will benefit from an upgrade to Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which is due to start this Winter (2016).


12th July, 2016 - 12:01 am (12 Comments)

After a long wait the much delayed second phase of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project, which suffered a setback in June 2015 after failing to reach a deal to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage with BT, has finally begun a new £39.5m procurement.


11th July, 2016 - 8:04 am (1 Comment)

The £1.9m UKB Networks contract to roll-out a new superfast (24Mbps+) wireless broadband network in North Swindon faces a big test tomorrow when a revised application for 4 new masts goes before the planning committee, but recent developments from BT and Virgin Media may complicate the vote.

westminster uk government

5th July, 2016 - 4:16 pm (5 Comments)

Compensations for faults with your Internet connection, a Universal Service Obligation to ensure everybody can get a minimum broadband ISP speed of 10Mbps and more protection for consumers from spam email, these are just some of the big changes being outlined today in the Government’s new Digital Economy Bill.

testing fibre

5th July, 2016 - 1:42 pm (0 Comments)

The £20.62m West Sussex Better Connected project in England claims to have completed its first roll-out contract with Openreach (BT), which originally aimed to ensure that “fibre broadband [FTTC/P] will be rolled out to around 98% of [local] homes and businesses” by Spring 2016.

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