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fibre optic trench digger

14th May, 2014 (1 Comment)

The Council of the European Union last week formally adopted new rules that aim to make it both “easier and cheaper” to roll-out ultrafast broadband networks, such as fibre optic infrastructure. In addition the new rules also call for a voluntary “Broadband-Ready” label on buildings with high-speed access and for all new builds after 31st December 2016 to be constructed “high-speed ready“.

map of broadband bandwidth changes by uk region

14th May, 2014 (3 Comments)

Point Topic has published a new map of the United Kingdom, which shows the percentage change in available broadband bandwidth at the Local Authority level during 2013. The data suggests that the populist South East saw a relatively low percentage increase in bandwidth over the year, due to the strength of existing infrastructure, while many traditionally more rural counties reported the biggest increases.

computer user

14th May, 2014 (10 Comments)

The latest Internet Access Quarterly Update (Q1-2014) from the Government’s Office for National Statistics has reported 44.6 million adults (87%) in the United Kingdom have used the Internet (up from 44.3m at the end of 2013), although issues like disability and old age meant that 6.4m adults (13%) had never gone online (down from 6.7m in 2013).

cumbria nga bt deployment coverage map

14th May, 2014 (3 Comments)

The Cumbria County Council has once again refused to publish the 7-digit postcode level broadband speed and coverage data for their state-aid supported roll-out of BT’s superfast broadband (FTTC/P) network, which aims to reach 93% of homes and businesses in the region by the end of 2015. This time the buck is passed back to BT on copyright grounds.

pounds sterling notes and coins uk

14th May, 2014 (3 Comments)

The Government’s Equalities Office has setup a new £1m Challenge Fund alongside the national Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which will be used to help female entrepreneurs get the most out superfast broadband.

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