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bt openreach cable maintenance

23rd July, 2014 - 1:15 pm (0 Comments)

The Hampshire Superfast Broadband Programme in England has today confirmed the next round (Phase 3) of areas that can expect to benefit from the councils state aid supported roll-out of BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services, which aim to reach “at least” 90% of local premises by the end of 2015 and 95% by 2017.

network_cable_connector_0

23rd July, 2014 - 8:00 am (2 Comments)

The Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help SME businesses install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service in 22 cities across the United Kingdom, is continuing to suffer from low uptake with only around 4% (1,500 approved applications) of the £100m fund being drawn down.

bt openreach fibre optic broadband

21st July, 2014 - 12:58 pm (1 Comment)

The £14 million Broadband East Riding Project in Yorkshire (England) has confirmed the next batch of areas that will shortly begin to receive an upgrade to superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds via BT’s FTTC/P network.

suffolk uk broadband intervention map

21st July, 2014 - 8:12 am (0 Comments)

The £40m+ Better Broadband for Suffolk project in England, which has so far helped 36,000 extra local premises to access BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network and aims to extend coverage out to 90% of the county by the end of 2015 (note: 85% will get speeds of 24Mbps+) and around 95% by 2017, has tentatively confirmed its next phase 4 roll-out areas.

fibre optic superfast broadband cable

19th July, 2014 - 8:37 am (13 Comments)

The Labour-led Telford and Wrekin council in England, which two years ago dropped out of the £24.6m Connecting Shropshire project that was setup with BT to improve local broadband connectivity, are preparing to put a £2m funding request into the related Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme to help 96% of premises gain access to superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds.

greater manchester uk map

17th July, 2014 - 8:44 am (40 Comments)

The £15m Get Digital Faster project, which is working with the EU and Broadband Delivery UK office to extend BT’s “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to a further 45,000 premises in the Greater Manchester (England) area by March 2016 (900k+ have already been passed), has finally upgraded the first street cabinet in Fowler Street.

superfast berkshire

16th July, 2014 - 11:01 am (1 Comment)

The £8.06m Superfast Berkshire project, which is working to deploy BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network to “around” 91% of local premises by the end of September 2015 (possibly reaching 95% by 2017), has finally begun its roll-out and revealed the first few communities to benefit.

london uk broadband internet city

16th July, 2014 - 8:13 am (9 Comments)

The RSA’s City Growth Commission, which claims to be an “enlightenment organisation” committed to finding innovative practical solutions to modern social challenges, has published a new report that calls on the Government to improve broadband provision in UK cities and criticises BT and Virgin Media for working to “constrain supply and market competition“.

fibre_optic_cable_deployment_bt_openreach

15th July, 2014 - 1:18 pm (1 Comment)

The £410m Digital Scotland project, which aims to ensure that 85% of premises in Scotland can access BT’s “fibre broadband infrastructure” (FTTC/P) services by the end of 2015 (rising to around 95% by the end of 2017), has today announced the next batch of telephone exchange areas to benefit (representing 90,000 extra homes and businesses).

south_yorkshire_uk

15th July, 2014 - 11:55 am (18 Comments)

The South Yorkshire (England) councils of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield appear to have progressed a proposal to roll-out superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connectivity across the region by matching an investment offer of £10.4 million from the Broadband Delivery UK programme, which will help to replace the defunct Digital Region network. BT is set to supply.

bt_openreach_house_digging

14th July, 2014 - 1:43 pm (12 Comments)

The £11.4m Superfast Northamptonshire project, which is currently working with BT to make superfast broadband (FTTC/P) services available to about 90% of premises by September 2015 (possibly later reaching 95-100% by 2017), has announced that an additional 3,000 homes and business will now benefit and at no extra cost

scotland map

14th July, 2014 - 10:41 am (3 Comments)

The Scottish Government has announced that it will set-up a Rural Connectivity Commission as part of their new proposals, which would aim to improve the country’s postal, transport, mobile and broadband Internet access connectivity in the event of a vote in favour of becoming independent from the United Kingdom (i.e. referendum on 18th September 2014).

fsb_uk

14th July, 2014 - 8:30 am (56 Comments)

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has today called on the Government of the United Kingdom to improve their current broadband coverage ambitions by raising the Universal Service Commitment (USC) from 2Mbps (Megabits per second) of Internet download speed to 10Mbps by 2018-2019, which would then rise again to 100Mbps+ by 2030.

broadband farming uk

11th July, 2014 - 8:03 am (2 Comments)

After a period of uncertainty the community owned co-operative Digital Dales (Fibre GarDen) project, which hopes to build a new fibre optic (FTTP) based superfast broadband (50-100Mbps) network in rural parts of Garsdale and Dentdale (Cumbria, England), might finally be back on track thanks to an offer of £382,500 in public funding.

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