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30th July, 2015 - 9:25 am (23 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project, which is predominantly working with BT to deploy superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 95% of the United Kingdom by 2017/18, has confirmed that the take-up rate of their roll-out has exceeded the forecast and as a result they’ve activated their clawback mechanism to reinvest up to £129m.

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28th July, 2015 - 1:28 pm (18 Comments)

A House of Commons Select Committee for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched yet another inquiry into the national Broadband Delivery UK programme, which will focus on the coverage, delivery and speed of superfast broadband and mobile connectivity across the UK.

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24th July, 2015 - 10:36 am (21 Comments)

The Director of Strategy for ITS Technology, David Cullen, has said that the CEO of national UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, Sharon White, was wrong to tell MPs that those living in the final 5% of the country are “not going to get” fibre broadband style connectivity to improve their Internet access.

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23rd July, 2015 - 11:08 pm (16 Comments)

The Government is allegedly anticipating that it will need another £500m to bring superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connectivity to the final 5% of premises across the United Kingdom, which may well be achieved through a new “levy” (TAX) on broadband ISPs. Warning, we’ve been here before.


23rd July, 2015 - 12:01 am (1 Comment)

After a long wait some 2,700 premises in Rothesay, which is the main town of around 5,000 people on the Isle of Bute (West Scotland), have finally been given access to “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC) connectivity as part of the wider Digital Scotland project.

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22nd July, 2015 - 1:16 pm (20 Comments)

The CEO of the United Kingdom’s communications regulator, Sharon White, has told a Culture, Media and Sport Committee in Parliament that in her view those who live in the final 5% of premises that have yet to benefit from superfast broadband will not get “fibre” connectivity. “We are not going to get there through fibre,” said White.


21st July, 2015 - 1:59 pm (5 Comments)

A couple of the Government’s Broadband Delivery projects, including the Connecting Cumbria and Connecting Devon and Somerset schemes in England, have just passed important milestones in the progress of their state aid supported “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) deployments with BT.


16th July, 2015 - 1:13 pm (4 Comments)

The Superfast Telford project in Shropshire (England) has officially launched today, which follows last year’s signing of a new state aid supported £5.6m contract with BT (here) that aims to extend superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services to reach 98% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2017.

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15th July, 2015 - 6:00 am (4 Comments)

The GLA Conservatives, which represent the Conservative members on the London Assembly, have today used data from Ofcom to claim that 341,592 residents in inner London are without modern “high-speed Internet access” and the city is one of the “worst capitals” in Europe for broadband speed – “behind Paris, Bucharest, Dublin and Kiev“.

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14th July, 2015 - 2:52 pm (37 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, has promised to make it “absolutely clear” where superfast broadband will be delivered during the coming autumn and he will publish a firm plan for reaching the final 5% “before the end of the year“. But he also asked colleagues to stop their “long whinge” against the project.


13th July, 2015 - 4:22 pm (14 Comments)

The £410m Digital Scotland project claims that the on-going fight to deploy BT’s faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services into areas that were previously hobbled by the dreaded Exchange Only Lines (EOL) is having a strong impact, with around 60,000 such premises in 130 locations having benefitted.

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13th July, 2015 - 1:33 am (40 Comments)

The Broadband Delivery UK office has informed ISPreview.co.uk that the Digital Rutland project, which originally aimed to help BT roll-out “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) to 97% of the county by the end of 2013, has found “savings” worth £1.07m that can be reinvested to reach near universal cover.

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11th July, 2015 - 6:17 am (4 Comments)

The Government has published a new document that very roughly sets out some of the legislation that will be made over the coming months and years in order to ensure the delivery of “world-class digital infrastructure in every part of the UK“. Some of the measures include plans to allow taller mobile masts and reduce fibre broadband deployment costs.

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9th July, 2015 - 3:43 pm (2 Comments)

Herefordshire-based Allpay Broadband has announced that it will begin withdrawing service from some rural areas because the local Government-backed Fastershire project, which is working with BT to deploy “fibre broadband” services to most of the county, is now achieving what it once set out to solve.

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