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21st October, 2016 - 3:33 pm (3 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has today uploaded a batch of reports and case studies that are designed to provide help and information for anybody looking to establish their own community broadband solutions.


20th October, 2016 - 7:42 am (9 Comments)

The Local Government Association, which supports councils from all over England and Wales, has called for the proposed 10Mbps broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) to include a subsidised “social tariff” so that those who are unemployed or on low incomes can get an affordable service.


19th October, 2016 - 1:12 pm (37 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Minister, Matthew Hancock MP, appeared to send all the right signals today when he told the ‘Broadband World Forum’ in London that “gigabit speeds” and pure fibre optic (FTTP/H) connectivity “is the future” that he wanted, with specific help for alternative networks.


17th October, 2016 - 9:13 am (28 Comments)

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which represents thousands of businesses of all sizes and sectors, has told the Government that it should make use of low UK interest rates to help soften the impact from Brexit by investing in broadband, housing and reform of business rates.


17th October, 2016 - 1:02 am (2 Comments)

The CEO of UK ISP Europasat (Satellite Solutions Worldwide), Andrew Walwyn, has told ISPreview.co.uk in our latest interview that the Government’s plan to introduce a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband “cannot be satisfied” without subsidised Satellite technology.


13th October, 2016 - 3:53 pm (66 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project has released its latest Q2 2016 take-up data for the state aid supported roll-out of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which shows that many local authorities are seeing 30% adoption of the new service and that will help reinvestment.


11th October, 2016 - 12:48 pm (1 Comment)

The £1.56m state aid supported Broadband Delivery UK pilot of a new superfast fixed wireless broadband network, which was built by Airwave in North Yorkshire (England), appears to have run into an overbuilding conflict with BT’s (Openreach) roll-out of FTTC based “fibre broadband” services.


10th October, 2016 - 10:32 am (28 Comments)

The European Commission has published a new Analysys Mason study that examines the cost of, among other things, providing 1Gbps capable fixed line broadband connections to all residential areas across the 28 EU member states, which for now still includes the United Kingdom.


7th October, 2016 - 8:36 am (0 Comments)

A mix of support from the Superfast Dorset project and local ISP VoIP Unlimited has enabled the isolated village of Kimmeridge on the remote Dorset (England) coast, which previously struggled to get even 1Mbps via BT’s fixed lines, to build a new 50Mbps wireless broadband network.


6th October, 2016 - 3:45 pm (2 Comments)

Rural ISP Gigaclear has confirmed that their State Aid supported Fastershire Phase 2 roll-out of 1Gbps (1000Mbps+) capable Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband in Gloucestershire, which is focused upon the Cotswolds area, has now reached the half-way point with 3,000 premises passed.


5th October, 2016 - 2:50 pm (10 Comments)

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has this afternoon hinted at the Conservative Party conference that she anticipates making a bigger state intervention to improve areas like rural broadband connectivity, energy and transport. But does this suggest something new or is it merely a rehash of existing strategy.


1st October, 2016 - 7:39 am (52 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today reminded people that they don’t just roll-out their 330Mbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network in urban areas and have now connected around 70 communities in North Yorkshire to the service (reflecting 7,800+ premises), many of which are rural.

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29th September, 2016 - 3:02 pm (1 Comment)

The Government’s new Secretary of State for Business, Greg Clark, seems to have gone off-message after he told an annual conference for the Institute of Directors (IoD) that the United Kingdom’s mobile and broadband connectivity was in a “simply unacceptable” state for 2016.

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29th September, 2016 - 11:30 am (0 Comments)

Akamai has published its Q2-2016 State of the Internet report, which reveals that the United Kingdom’s average fixed line broadband download speed is now 15Mbps (up from 14.9Mbps in Q1) vs a global score of 6.1Mbps (down from 6.3Mbps). Sadly the UK’s world rank has once again fallen from 19th to 20th.

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