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europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

18th April, 2015 - 7:43 am (0 Comments)

The European Commission’s new Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Günther Oettinger, has for the first time started to discuss what targets we should aim for after the current Digital Agenda programme completes and hopefully delivers “superfast” broadband speeds of 30Mbps+ to all by 2020; with 50% also subscribed to a 100Mbps+ service.


15th April, 2015 - 10:48 am (3 Comments)

The Liberal Democrat party has today published their Manifesto for the coming 2015 General Election and it will come as little surprise to find that their approach to broadband connectivity is largely a mirror for the current Broadband Delivery UK programme, which as a party of Government they had a hand in creating.

moss of cruden community association

14th April, 2015 - 2:41 pm (0 Comments)

A tearful 8 year old boy, Scott Burnett, from the remote Scottish hamlet of Clola in Buchan (Aberdeenshire) has written an emotional letter to BT in the hope that the operator might find a way to improve the local broadband provision. “Everyone in my school has broadband and I don’t“, said Scott.


14th April, 2015 - 12:29 pm (3 Comments)

The UK Conservative Party have today joined Labour and the Greens to publish their Manifesto for the 2015 General Election, although you won’t find many surprises inside because, as the dominant party of Government, their policy towards broadband will naturally follow the existing Broadband Delivery UK programme.


13th April, 2015 - 6:12 pm (19 Comments)

The Bromley Borough Council in London is reportedly struggling to match an allocation of funding from the central UK Government, which could have otherwise been used to help expand the coverage of superfast broadband to residents of the rural Downe village, as well as Cudham, Keston and Chelsfield.

openreach engineer nga aggregation node

13th April, 2015 - 3:42 pm (6 Comments)

The Superfast Staffordshire project in the West Midlands (England), which also includes Stoke-on-Trent, has just signed a second Broadband Delivery UK contract under the Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) and it should bring “fibre broadband” to even more areas.

openreach fibre broadband is coming

13th April, 2015 - 2:37 pm (0 Comments)

The Connecting Cambridgeshire project, which is currently working with BT to make superfast broadband speeds available to 90% of premises in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (England) by the end of 2015, has signed an extended Broadband Delivery UK contract that should push the coverage up to around 95% by the end of 2017.


11th April, 2015 - 7:29 am (12 Comments)

The May 2015 General Election is fast approaching and as a result we’ve been keen to canvas all of the major and some minor political parties in order to find out what they would do differently in terms of improving the national broadband connectivity landscape post-election. Today it’s the turn of the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats.


7th April, 2015 - 10:42 am (36 Comments)

The Lancashire County Council has once again picked BT to help extend the coverage of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds from the current target of 97% (end of 2015) to 99% by around 2017, which will be conducted as part of the Government’s BDUK based Superfast Extension Programme.

london uk broadband internet city

4th April, 2015 - 4:24 am (18 Comments)

The Government’s Connection Voucher scheme recently confirmed that grants worth between £100 and £3,000 had been issued to 14,000 SME businesses to help them install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connection. But how do the figures break down by each individual city and where are the vouchers most popular? Here’s the answer.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

1st April, 2015 - 10:19 am (0 Comments)

The North and North East Lincolnshire council in East England has now officially signed a second Superfast Extension Programme contract with BT to bring the operators “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to even more premises.

kent uk map

31st March, 2015 - 3:32 pm (2 Comments)

The Kent and Medway councils in England appear to have quietly signed a second Broadband Delivery UK contract with BT, which will see the operator extend their FTTC/P based superfast broadband (24Mbps+) network beyond the existing coverage target of 91% by the end of 2015 (note: 95% will be covered by the “fibre broadband” footprint).

fibre optic rural broadband rollout uk

30th March, 2015 - 4:01 pm (0 Comments)

The annual 2015 Halifax Rural Areas Quality of Life Survey has named Rutland in the East Midlands countryside as the best place to live in the Great British countryside because of its “good broadband“, health and life expectancy, crime rate, weather, employment, school results and personal wellbeing.


28th March, 2015 - 7:50 am (12 Comments)

The Telford and Wrekin Council (Shropshire, England), after sitting out the first phase of the national Broadband Delivery UK plan, has signed a £5.6m contract with BT that will extend superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connectivity to reach 98% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2017.

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