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28th October, 2013 (39 Comments)

The Cumbria County Council appears to have confirmed that the government’s culture secretary, Maria Miller, will not require local authorities to publish BT’s postcode-based superfast broadband speed and coverage data for Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funded deployments. The decision could leave small (altnet) ISP schemes in limbo for several years.

28th October, 2013 (7 Comments)

CityFibre has announced that it will invest up to £30 million in order to roll-out an independent ultrafast metro fibre optic broadband and telecoms network around the city of Peterborough in the East of England. The project follows similar deployments in both York and Bournemouth.

28th October, 2013 (2 Comments)

The Government’s much delayed Digital Economy Act (DEAct) has long threatened the possibility of Internet speed restrictions or even disconnection towards those who ignore broadband ISP warnings to stop downloading “illegal” copyright content. But a new survey of video game developers found that 73% disagreed with this approach.

28th October, 2013 (9 Comments)

The St Jude’s Day storm, which has this morning crashed its way across the southern and midlands region of England and Wales (United Kingdom), has so far left over 200,000 homes without power and an unknown number have also lost their broadband and telephone connectivity. Not to mention mass travel disruption.

28th October, 2013 (7 Comments)

The London Internet Exchange (LINX), a central hub for most of the Internet traffic that both comes into and goes out of the United Kingdom, has announced that Scotland’s first dedicated Internet Exchange Point (IXP) will go live within the next few days. Wales will be next.

28th October, 2013 (0 Comments)

New customers taking one of BT’s standard broadband or FTTC based superfast broadband (BTInfinity) packages will for the next week be able to gain a Sainsbury’s Gift Card worth either £50 or £100 respectively. BT has also decided to rename some of their TV packages.

28th October, 2013 (15 Comments)

The latest information on coverage of true fibre optic broadband (FTTH/P/B) connections in the United Kingdom suggests that the market hasn’t moved much since the end of 2012. The latest count for June 2013 records a total of 186,500 premises have now been passed by the ultrafast (100Mbps+) connection method.

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