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business broadband connection voucher uk

3rd December, 2014 (4 Comments)

The Government’s Connection Voucher scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 in order to help small and medium sized businesses around any of 22 cities across the United Kingdom to gain access to a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service, has been extended by a full year to March 2016. Additional funding and expanded coverage is also confirmed.

computer_internet_error

3rd December, 2014 (26 Comments)

A small but interesting change has recently happened to some of the Government’s official Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) documentation, which until recently was frequently and perhaps somewhat misleadingly still being described as the “Rural Broadband Programme“. The same piece of text has since been amended to read “Superfast Broadband Programme“, but we wouldn’t worry.

metronet uk logo

2nd December, 2014 (0 Comments)

Manchester-based business ISP Metronet UK, which operates a carrier-grade hybrid superfast fibre optic and wireless broadband network, has announced the roll-out of their platform to cater for businesses in the north England city of Newcastle.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

2nd December, 2014 (1 Comment)

The telecom regulator’s latest Telecoms Market Data Tables update for Q2-2014 has reported that the United Kingdom is now home to a total of 23,219,000 fixed line residential and small business broadband ISP connections (excluding corporate lines), which is up by +179,000 in the quarter. Meanwhile BT’s Retail share of the market has continued to rise from 31.6% in Q1 to 32% in Q2.

uk wifi wireless internet access for free

2nd December, 2014 (0 Comments)

Patients and visitors to the Velindre Cancer Centre, which is the largest non–surgical cancer Hospital in Wales, can now get online via a new free WiFi wireless Internet service after 8 friends managed to raise over £44,000 in order to upgrade the facility with a little help from The Cloud (Sky).

wireless_rural_uk_mast

2nd December, 2014 (5 Comments)

The annual Autumn Statement isn’t the only thing on tomorrows Parliamentary agenda because following at 3pm will be a key Oral Evidence hearing for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the broadband coverage of rural areas across the United Kingdom, which is sure to be worth a watch given the guest list.

wireless rural broadband field mast

2nd December, 2014 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has today announced that its new “Micro Network” solution, which is based on technology designed by Parallel Wireless, will be used to expand their 3G and 4G based Mobile Broadband and voice coverage to reach more than 1,500 rural communities, without the need for new cabling, by 2017 (i.e. locations where existing coverage is unreliable and fixed line home broadband is slow).

direct save telecom uk

1st December, 2014 (2 Comments)

Budget Internet and phone provider Direct Save Telecom has introduced a cheaper entry-level unlimited “Fibre Broadband” (FTTC) package, which includes the first three months free of charge and then customers pay £14.75 per month (plus a one off set-up fee payment of £24.95).

dcms superfast broadband britain

1st December, 2014 (15 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has appointed economic analysts Oxera to conduct an independent evaluation of how state aid (public funding) is being used in the national Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme, which currently aims to make fixed line superfast broadband (24Mbps+) speeds available to 95% of the population by 2017.

gigaclear_fibre_optic_cable_duct_ultrafastunderriver_com

1st December, 2014 (1 Comment)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has announced that their 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network is now available to three more rural Oxfordshire (England) villages, including Wootton, Standlake and Forest Hill.

talktalk uk isp

1st December, 2014 (1 Comment)

Customers of TalkTalk’s Internet service in the United Kingdom are slowly beginning to see their email (@talktalk.net) return to normal after an unspecified problem with the ISPs related services prevented them from gaining access, often by throwing up authentication (login/password) errors.

gibfibrespeed

1st December, 2014 (5 Comments)

The British overseas territory of Gibraltar, which sits on the southern end of Spain’s Iberian Peninsula in the warm Mediterranean sea, looks set to benefit from even faster broadband after a new ISP called GibFibreSpeed began promising local Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) connections with speeds of up to 500Mbps (Megabits per second).

wireless rural uk mip project mast

1st December, 2014 (10 Comments)

The Government’s £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), which aims to improve mobile coverage in areas where there is currently none (i.e. benefitting around 60,000 UK premises out of 80,000 known not-spots), is finally starting to talk to some of the local authorities that it originally expected to have completed by the end of 2013.

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  9. Statistics (1153)
  10. Mobile Broadband (1128)
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  12. 4G (973)
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