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29th January, 2015 - 2:30 pm (5 Comments)

The government has today announced that they intend to invest a further £1 billion into 39 Local Growth Deals with businesses and local authorities across England, which among other things will help to roll-out superfast broadband connectivity to even more homes and businesses.

superfast cornwall

29th January, 2015 - 11:31 am (1 Comment)

The Government’s Minister for Rural Affairs, Dan Rogerson (LibDem), will later today launch a new Growth Deal for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in England that will confirm the Local Authorities existing plan to push “fibre broadband” coverage from the current target of 95% to over 99%.

margaret_hodge_labour_pac

28th January, 2015 - 4:20 pm (35 Comments)

The Public Accounts Committee, which holds some responsibility for examining the Government’s public expenditure, has today hosted a third session in order to examine if any progress has been made on their prior recommendations for the joint state aid supported BT and Broadband Delivery UK rollout of superfast broadband.

united kingdom

28th January, 2015 - 9:27 am (22 Comments)

The National Audit Office has, in anticipation of today’s Public Accounts Committee event, published a useful report into its views on how effective the joint BT and Broadband Delivery UK scheme has been in terms of its costs, coverage and competition. The report finds that BT’s Phase 1 deployment is running “ahead of schedule” and BDUK predicts total savings of approximately £72m by 2017-18, which could be reinvested.

northern_rail

28th January, 2015 - 7:43 am (12 Comments)

Commuters travelling on Northern Rail’s trains from Leeds and Bradford (England) can now access free on-board wireless Internet (WiFi) connectivity thanks to a new scheme that has been funded by £750,000 from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme. This appears to be the first on-train scheme that BDUK has funded.

bt_openreach_staffordshire_engineer

27th January, 2015 - 9:53 am (0 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme is increasingly starting to tackle the historic curse of BTOpenreach’s pure copper Exchange Only Lines (EOL) and the latest example of this comes from several remote rural villages in the English county of Warwickshire.

van_for_bt_openreach_superfast_fibre_broadband

27th January, 2015 - 12:01 am (9 Comments)

The Better Broadband for Norfolk project in England, which currently aims to make BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) service available to 80% of local premises by the end of 2015, has today signed a second (Phase 2) contract worth £17.9m that will extend the services reach to 90% of the county’s homes and businesses.

openreach_fibre_optic_cable_laying

26th January, 2015 - 12:01 pm (24 Comments)

BTOpenreach are currently reviewing their approach to the provision of Superfast Broadband (24Mbps+) at major housing developments and, as part of this strategy, the operator is evaluating a series of “free trials” for their 330Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology across the United Kingdom.

openreach_fttc_street_engineer_female

26th January, 2015 - 8:03 am (19 Comments)

The £20m Superfast Worcestershire scheme in England, which is using state aid to help BT deploy “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 90% of local premises by June 2016, appears to have seen take-up of related services skyrocket since its seemingly dismal showing of 3.2% in September 2014.

openreach_bt_cable_duct_manhole

23rd January, 2015 - 1:40 pm (1 Comment)

It’s been awhile since we ran any coverage on the £56.6m Fastershire project (still the best name ever), which aims to make BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to around 90% of premises in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire by the end of 2016 (148,000 premises). But the good news is that we now have the roll-out plan for the first half of 2015.

woodilee_village

22nd January, 2015 - 2:51 pm (73 Comments)

Residents of the new Woodilee Village estate between Lenzie and Kirkintilloch in Scotland, which includes 900 contemporary homes built by CALA, Charles Church, Miller Homes and Springfield, are campaigning for better broadband connectivity after they were left with “up to” 2Mbps download speeds (plus uploads of 300-400Kbps) and told that they’d have to fork out £15k to £30k for an upgrade.

westminster uk government

21st January, 2015 - 9:21 am (13 Comments)

The Westminster City Council in central London has added its voice to the growing calls for local businesses to be given access to better broadband connectivity, which comes after it was earlier revealed by Ofcom that only 47% of the city’s premises have access to “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) speeds.

london uk broadband internet city

19th January, 2015 - 8:13 am (13 Comments)

The Centre for Cities, which claims to be a non-partisan / independent think-tank that dedicates itself towards understanding and improving city economies, has published its annual 2015 Cities Outlook report to reveal the United Kingdom’s best and worst performing cities across various criteria. One of the criteria they judge is superfast broadband penetration.

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16th January, 2015 - 10:40 am (2 Comments)

The £94m Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England, which is currently working with BT to make “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+ capable FTTC/P) service available to over 90% of local premises by the end of 2016 and possibly 95% through a new contract, appears to have moved on from its earlier funding woes and prepared a tender.

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