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24th June, 2016 - 11:24 am (7 Comments)

It’s impossible to escape today’s big news, which is that the United Kingdom has voted by a tiny margin to leave the European Union. The immediate impact upon UK Internet and broadband policy will be mild, but some areas may be hit harder than others and the future beyond 2018/9 is particularly uncertain.


24th June, 2016 - 8:23 am (6 Comments)

The local Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project, which has already helped to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) available to 90% of the county and is now working towards the next 95% target by the end of 2017, confirms that £4.2m of public funding will be reinvested thanks to savings.


23rd June, 2016 - 3:22 pm (0 Comments)

Rural ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that their Fastershire Phase 2 project, which is funded by £3m of state aid from Broadband Delivery UK and £7m from the provider itself, has already put its 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network within reach of 1,000 extra premises in Gloucestershire (England).

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23rd June, 2016 - 9:46 am (8 Comments)

Last month the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme confirmed that it had established a new EU State Aid agreement (full summary), which would support the on-going roll-out of “superfast broadband” services. The EC has now published the full text of that deal, albeit with a caveat for Leased Lines.


17th June, 2016 - 7:53 am (0 Comments)

The Government has begun seeking proposals for its new Broadband Investment Fund (BIF), which was first announced in last year’s Autumn Statement (here) and is designed to help alternative network ISPs secure funds for building “ultrafast” (100Mbps+) broadband infrastructure.

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16th June, 2016 - 4:05 pm (30 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme, which has already helped to make superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 90% of the UK and is now working towards 95-97% within the next few years, has confirmed that £408m of public investment is being returned for future expansion.


14th June, 2016 - 11:06 am (9 Comments)

The Northern Lincs Broadband project in England today announced that the rural village of Appleby has become one of the first to benefit from their new Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT, which will expand “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to an additional 3,400 premises.


14th June, 2016 - 9:41 am (6 Comments)

The on-going state aid supported deployment of Gigaclear’s new 5Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network in rural Gloucestershire (England) has suffered a blip today after their main fibre optic cable in the area was damaged, resulting in a loss of service for some locals.


13th June, 2016 - 4:02 pm (1 Comment)

Villages in the rural Blackdown Hills, which represents a 370km2 area of natural beauty that straddles the border between Somerset and Devon in South West England, appear to have become tired of waiting for better broadband and have instead put in a bid for £4.6m from the EU to support their own plan.


11th June, 2016 - 7:58 am (4 Comments)

A new 100Mbps capable community and government grant funded fibre optic (FTTP) broadband network has officially launched in rural Herefordshire (England) today. The network serves two small rural villages – Dewsall Court and Callow – as well as a few surrounding premises.

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9th June, 2016 - 3:13 pm (9 Comments)

The Broadband East Riding project in Yorkshire (England), which is being conducted with support from BT, will need another £10 million of funding if it is to reach the goal of making a superfast broadband (24Mbps+) network available to 95% of local premises.


8th June, 2016 - 1:02 am (34 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme has published its latest Q1 2016 take-up data for their roll-out of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which confirms that almost all local authorities have now passed the 20% threshold for clawback.


6th June, 2016 - 11:22 am (0 Comments)

The Superfast Swindon project in Wiltshire (England), which last month revealed the initial roll-out areas for UKB Networks controversial new 4G fixed wireless superfast broadband service (details), has now confirmed the first supporting ISPs and package prices for local residents.


6th June, 2016 - 9:20 am (3 Comments)

It’s been a year since BT and the Northumberland County Council signed a £4.1m deal (phase 2 extension contract) to further expand the reach of their “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) FTTC/P network to 95% of local premises by the end of 2017. Today we’ve learnt which areas will be the first to benefit.

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