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20th May, 2015 - 8:55 am (9 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK project, which aims to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds available to 95% of the country by 2017/18 and is largely dominated by BT, has been deemed “effective” by a new independent evaluation. But the report also raises a few concerns.


19th May, 2015 - 1:49 pm (0 Comments)

A total of three Government supported Phase 2 Broadband Delivery UK contracts have today been signed between BT and the English counties of Wiltshire, Lincolnshire and Central Bedfordshire (inc. Bedford Borough, Luton and Milton Keynes), which will expand the reach of superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity to many more premises.

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18th May, 2015 - 7:55 am (0 Comments)

The Government’s Chancellor is currently preparing a second “emergency” Budget 2015 for 8th July 2015 and as such the Institute of Directors (IoD), which represents 34,500 business leaders and directors, has used that as an opportunity to call for more spending on infrastructure, with broadband connectivity top of the list.

wireless microwave link uk

15th May, 2015 - 9:32 am (1 Comment)

The Lincolnshire County Council has rejected an alternative superfast broadband network proposal from a little known ISP called ionNET, which would have used its point-to-point and ‘up to’ 30Mbps capable wireless broadband network to reach rural parts that the local BT and Broadband Delivery UK programme might overlook.

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14th May, 2015 - 1:35 pm (15 Comments)

The Government’s national Broadband Delivery UK programme, which aims to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services available to 90% of the population by 2016 and 95% by 2017, has so far helped to put related connections within reach of 2.5 million additional homes and businesses (premises passed).


14th May, 2015 - 12:04 pm (1 Comment)

Last week we confirmed that the Connected Counties project for Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire in England had signed a new contract with BT to extend the reach of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity beyond the current target of 90% (April 2016). Today we have the first solid details concerning the roll-out plan.


14th May, 2015 - 9:10 am (10 Comments)

Apparently BT is having to draw up an urgent plan to tackle broadband capacity problems on the remote Shetland Islands, which resides off the northern coast of Scotland. Locals have reportedly noticed a huge fall in their Internet speeds after the operator’s first “fibre broadband” (FTTC) connections went live last year.

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12th May, 2015 - 2:18 pm (15 Comments)

The Cheshire East Council looks set to become the latest local authority in England to require that all new build residential and business premises be constructed with support for “state of the art high-speed Internet connectivity“, which will apparently constitute “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+).

isles of scilly

12th May, 2015 - 11:44 am (0 Comments)

According to BT about 1 in 3 premises (homes and businesses) on the Isles of Scilly are now connected to the operators new “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network, which was only installed on the island community some six months ago as part of the wider EU backed £132m Superfast Cornwall project.


12th May, 2015 - 8:43 am (2 Comments)

The newly elected Conservative Government has conducted somewhat of an exercise in musical chairs, which has resulted in the previous Secretary of State for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Sajid Javid MP, being replaced by John Whittingdale, the MP for Maldon.

cable maintenance

11th May, 2015 - 9:51 am (17 Comments)

The Onlincolnshire project in the East Midlands of England, which is currently working with BT to roll-out FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services to “at least” 89% of all premises in the county by April 2016, appears to have briefly hit a snag with a small EU funding shortfall.

westminster uk government

9th May, 2015 - 8:12 am (21 Comments)

The political landscape today is radically different from how it began the week, with the Conservatives having successfully won a slim overall majority. But what does that mean for broadband connectivity and Internet access in the United Kingdom? We take a quick, politically neutral, look.

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8th May, 2015 - 8:34 am (1 Comment)

As expected the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire project in England will soon be extended, putting “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity within reach of thousands more homes and businesses, after the local authority officially signed a Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT.


7th May, 2015 - 5:00 pm (5 Comments)

In a controversial twist the Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has called on a superfast broadband project in Rothbury (Northumberland), which received a slice of state aid, to repay any benefits derived from claw-back (as opposed to reinvesting into better coverage).

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