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21st July, 2017 - 5:13 pm (3 Comments)

The Better Broadband for Suffolk project in England has celebrated after their joint contract with Openreach (BT) managed to push the local coverage of FTTC/P based “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 90% of homes and businesses, with 98% being the next target for 2020.

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21st July, 2017 - 4:35 pm (0 Comments)

The Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) in England has published an update on their development of a third contract, which would use £1.23 million of public investment to push “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) availability beyond the current target and towards universal coverage.

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20th July, 2017 - 10:34 am (10 Comments)

A new survey conducted by the National Farmers Union with 800 farmers across the United Kingdom has found that just 6% have access to “superfast” broadband download speeds and 85% have an “unreliable” outdoor mobile phone signal.

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20th July, 2017 - 7:44 am (5 Comments)

The South Gloucestershire Council in England, which is already working with Openreach (BT) to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 97% of the region by December 2017, has signed a new £3m contract that will benefit a further 4,300 premises (3,800 via FTTP).

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18th July, 2017 - 11:39 am (25 Comments)

The Leicestershire County Council appears to have moved forward with Phase 3 of their on-going Superfast Leicestershire project, which will commit up to £5.633m to extend “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to the final 3% of local premises (i.e. as many as they can reach).

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18th July, 2017 - 8:11 am (5 Comments)

A further 2,300 homes and businesses in North Lincolnshire (England) are set to get access to “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) speeds via Openreach’s (BT) network due to a reinvestment of £2.9m in public funding from earlier phases of the Northern Lincs Broadband project.

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13th July, 2017 - 2:29 pm (5 Comments)

Ultrafast “full fibre” broadband ISP Gigaclear has won the final Lot 1 contract (Upper CDS) of the Connecting Devon and Somerset project, which will see £10.3m being invested to deploy a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/H) network to 6,500 rural premises around Bath and North Somerset.

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12th July, 2017 - 12:01 am (15 Comments)

The Government’s £1.7bn Broadband Delivery UK project has published its latest Q1 2017 take-up data for their roll-out of “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) services across the United Kingdom, which is a key gauge for how much public investment suppliers (e.g. BT) will have to return.

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11th July, 2017 - 9:45 am (1 Comment)

A new £7.4 million deal has this week been signed between BT and Dorset County Council in England, which will enable Openreach to roll-out their ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) broadband network to an additional 3,800 businesses and homes in the county by summer 2019.

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10th July, 2017 - 10:01 am (15 Comments)

A further 14,000+ premises in the county of Shropshire (England) look set to gain access to a “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) connection over the next 3 years after the local authority selected fixed wireless ISP Airband to deliver the extra coverage under a new £11.2m contract.

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5th July, 2017 - 5:11 pm (3 Comments)

A further 7,700 homes and businesses in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire are set to gain access to Openreach’s (BT) “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network after a new extension agreement was reached under the state aid supported Connected Counties project.

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4th July, 2017 - 5:06 pm (0 Comments)

The Government has today introduced their new Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill 2017-19, which among other things sets out the mechanism for supporting their 100% business rates relief on new 5G Mobile and “full-fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband networks (estimated to be worth £60m).


4th July, 2017 - 12:24 pm (6 Comments)

Alternative network provider County Broadband has contracted the John Henry Group to deploy a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in the rural Cambridgeshire village of Broughton, which has for many years been forced to suffer sub-2Mbps ADSL speeds.

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3rd July, 2017 - 12:01 am (6 Comments)

Last year the Government committed £400m of public money to support a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund (here), which has today gone live. The new fund could help to support alternative network ISPs in deploying ultrafast broadband FTTH/P networks to 2 million extra UK premises.

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30th June, 2017 - 11:06 am (0 Comments)

A further 1,300 homes and businesses in Staffordshire (England) are due to be covered by Openreach’s (BT) “superfast fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network after the state aid fuelled Superfast Staffordshire project received a funding boost of £1.7 million.

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30th June, 2017 - 8:45 am (6 Comments)

The Superfast Essex project in England has announced the award of their £24m Phase 3 “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) roll-out contract to Gigaclear and BT, which should extend the network to a further 24,000 premises and push local coverage to around 97% by December 2019.

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28th June, 2017 - 7:49 am (3 Comments)

The Connecting Devon and Somerset project in England has extended the deadline for approval of vouchers under their rural subsidy scheme, which offers up to £500 per property to help those stuck in sub-2Mbps broadband areas to get a 10Mbps or faster connection.

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