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5th October, 2015 - 8:05 am (0 Comments)

The Hampshire Superfast Broadband project in England has revealed a roll-out plan (locations and time-scales) for their new extension contract with BT, which will push superfast broadband (24Mbps+) out to another 34,500 premises (“at least” 95% of the local population) by “mid 2019 or earlier“.


5th October, 2015 - 1:23 am (3 Comments)

The Managing Director of Cardiff-based ISP Spectrum Internet, Giles Phelps, has told ISPreview.co.uk as part our exclusive interview that the Government’s roll-out of superfast broadband is “about 5 years too late” and that future projects should focus on ultra-fast FTTH/P broadband with fixed wireless for remote rural areas.

broadband funded by uk government

3rd October, 2015 - 1:59 am (24 Comments)

The government’s national Broadband Delivery UK project, which is working to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) services available to 95% of the country by 2017/18, spent £4.2m on marketing and £850,000 on other admin costs between March and July 2015.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

1st October, 2015 - 8:19 am (39 Comments)

The UK Government’s Digital Economy Minister, Ed Vaizey, has said that he is a “sceptic” of proposal that BT could be split from control of their national broadband and phone network (Openreach) and warned that it has “lots of potential to backfire.” Penny for your thoughts Ofcom.


30th September, 2015 - 12:10 pm (4 Comments)

The state aid supported Superfast Cymru project has today announced that they’ve helped to put an additional 504,352 premises within reach of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) services, which equates to coverage of 79% across Wales.

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29th September, 2015 - 5:03 pm (7 Comments)

The new leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has today given his first big conference speech and as part of that he pledged “investment in fast broadband to support new high technology jobs“, but details were in short supply.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

28th September, 2015 - 8:05 am (15 Comments)

Local residents and the North Swindon MP have raised concerns about the general feasibility and size of masts being used as part of a £1.9m project with UKB Networks, which will push “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage to 99.4% of premises by 2016 via a fixed wireless 4G (LTE) network.


25th September, 2015 - 11:38 am (10 Comments)

A new study from financial firm Deloitte has warned that slow / patchy broadband connectivity could be leaving small and medium sized businesses in the North West of England at a disadvantage, particularly those in the more urban areas of Liverpool and Manchester.

rural broadband and river scene

24th September, 2015 - 10:06 am (25 Comments)

Recently the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK office gave an update on the progress of their 7 Market Test Pilots, which are testing alternative solutions (fibre optic, satellite, wireless etc.) for bringing broadband to remote rural areas. The good news is that early customers appear to be happy.


23rd September, 2015 - 11:30 am (3 Comments)

Akamai has today published their latest Q2 2015 State of the Internet (SotI) report to reveal that the world’s average fixed line broadband download speed is now 5.1Mbps (up from 5Mbps in Q1), which compares with 11.8Mbps in the United Kingdom (up from 11.6Mbps). The UK’s overall country ranking has also improved from 21nd to 19th.


23rd September, 2015 - 8:36 am (0 Comments)

It’s been many months since a new state aid supported Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) contract was signed in Wiltshire (England) to extend the local roll-out of BT’s superfast broadband (24Mbps+) network beyond the current target of 91% by March 2016 and today we’re finally given the details.

wales uk counties map

22nd September, 2015 - 5:54 pm (0 Comments)

The Welsh Government has today committed another £12.5 million to help businesses across Wales take advantage of superfast broadband, which is currently being deployed across the country.


22nd September, 2015 - 9:04 am (121 Comments)

As predicted yesterday BT has today announced a new roll-out plan for delivering faster broadband (at least 5-10Mbps) connections to the hardest to reach final 5% of premises in the United Kingdom (mostly rural homes) and an aim to push “ultrafast” 300-500Mbps G.fast to 10 million premises.

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22nd September, 2015 - 8:30 am (6 Comments)

A new BT commissioned report from telecoms analyst firm Analysys Mason has perhaps unsurprisingly found that the take-up and availability of superfast broadband (30Mbps+) connectivity in the United Kingdom is ahead of Spain, Germany, Italy and France, and will remain there until at least 2020.

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