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connecting devon and somerset uk logo map

27th May, 2016 - 9:08 am (1 Comment)

The South Somerset District Council (SSDC) has stalled plans to put £640,000 into the central Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme because of uncertainty over how the clawback reinvestment from BT and plans for a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation might impact the roll-out.

united kingdom money map

26th May, 2016 - 11:59 am (42 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK scheme has today established a new EU State Aid umbrella agreement, which will encourage smaller altnet ISPs to take part and allow new contracts to be signed as part of efforts to expand superfast broadband (30Mbps+) towards and beyond the 95% coverage goal.

solway communications uk

25th May, 2016 - 2:07 pm (5 Comments)

The Hayton Parish Council in Cumbria has criticised local wireless ISP Solway Communications after the provider allegedly failed to honour a pledge to withdraw its claim on a number of postcodes in the Parish, which has prevented Openreach (BT) from building a new “fibre broadband” (FTTC) cabinet in the area.

isle of wight uk

25th May, 2016 - 10:08 am (10 Comments)

The Isle of Wight Council, which represents an island just off England’s central south coast (home to around 140,000 people), confirms that its joint £5.1m contract with BT has successfully expanded the reach of “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to 99% of local homes and businesses.

wales uk counties map

25th May, 2016 - 9:32 am (22 Comments)

A report today claims that Wales and BT have missed their original Superfast Cymru project target for ensuring that 96% of the country can access a superfast broadband service by “spring 2016“, but there may be more to this situation than meets the eye.


24th May, 2016 - 2:19 pm (1 Comment)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project has proposed a revised Code of Conduct for tackling ‘Use of Existing Infrastructure‘, which clarifies that any ISP who bids for a contract must provide information for all their relevant infrastructure (irrespective of whether it’s actually used) in the target area.


20th May, 2016 - 1:41 pm (3 Comments)

Residents of Welton, which is a small rural village in Cumbria (England), have vented their anger at the local authority after they were excluded from being within the scope of BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) roll-out due to a wrongful fear of NGA network overbuilding.

uk region map

19th May, 2016 - 11:37 am (27 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK project, which aims to expand fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) cover to 95% of the United Kingdom by 2017/18 (possibly rising to 97% by 2019), has issued its latest progress update to confirm that 3.84 million extra premises have now benefited.

the queen uk

18th May, 2016 - 12:18 pm (3 Comments)

The annual State Opening of Parliament, in which the Queen is forced to wear unreasonably heavy head gear while robotically listing Government policy for the next 12 months, confirms that a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband is on the way and we can all expect to be spied upon.

City of london square mile united kingdom

18th May, 2016 - 8:30 am (9 Comments)

Is it Europe’s fault that some urban areas in the United Kingdom still have to suffer poor broadband? At least one newspaper appears to think so and is blaming the issue entirely on restrictive EU state aid rules, albeit while completely ignoring the natural responsibility of private sector operators.

fttc street cabinet internals new

16th May, 2016 - 3:33 pm (1 Comment)

The Superfast West Yorkshire project in England has confirmed that the new Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract with BT will result in even more premises being reached with “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) than originally planned and the first areas have also been named.


13th May, 2016 - 1:10 pm (0 Comments)

Some 6,000 premises in parts of Swindon (Wiltshire, England) should soon benefit from a new superfast broadband (24Mbps+) capable wireless network, which will go live on 6th June 2016, after UKB Networks confirmed that their early network deployment phase had begun.

broadband funded by uk government

12th May, 2016 - 1:24 pm (5 Comments)

As expected the Government’s new proposal for the BBC’s next Charter confirms that it “will phase out the protections for broadband ([worth] £150 million a year)” because these public policy interventions “will no longer be required.” But a bit of extra funding will be available until 2020/21.


12th May, 2016 - 9:38 am (6 Comments)

The Cotswolds Broadband project, which last year won the contract to roll-out a new mixed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) and wireless superfast broadband network to rural premises in West Oxfordshire (England), has this week officially started its 12 month construction phase.

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