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uk train

11th Feb 2015 (7 Comments)

The UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today announced the launch of a new scheme that will see the Department for Transport facilitating a £47.8m roll-out of free wireless Internet (wifi) connectivity on trains across England and Wales by 2017. Other parts of the UK are also being encouraged to do the same.

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11th Feb 2015 (28 Comments)

The community built and funded B4RN (Broadband for the Rural North) project has announced that they’ve now connected 800 homes (up from 600 in November 2014) to their 1000Mbps (1 Gigabit per second) capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in rural Lancashire (England).

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11th Feb 2015 (21 Comments)

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of Fibre-to-the-Home (100Mbps+) ultrafast fibre optic broadband technology, has published its latest global ranking of FTTH/P/B progress and sadly, despite some good growth in the past year, the United Kingdom continues to be a no show.

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11th Feb 2015 (0 Comments)

The Cumbria County Council has approved an additional public funding boost of £5.6m in order to expand the coverage of superfast broadband (24Mbps+) from the current target of 93% by 2015 to 95% by 2017. The contract will now go out to tender, although BT looks certain to win it.

ee uk logo

11th Feb 2015 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator EE, which is currently in the process of being gobbled up by BT (here), has today announced that it will be investing a total of £1.5bn between now and 2017 in order to expand the coverage and speed of their 4G (LTE) based mobile network. The move also includes ensuring that 90% of the UK can access their “double speed” service.

wales uk counties map

11th Feb 2015 (24 Comments)

Fibre optic infrastructure developer CityFibre, which recently announced plans to build a new fibre optic Public Sector Network in the city of Newport (here), has criticised business broadband connectivity in Wales as being “not fit for purpose” because, they claim, the “copper networks that were laid generations ago” are still holding the country back.

london uk broadband internet city

11th Feb 2015 (0 Comments)

The Government’s Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey MP, has hinted of his tentative expectation that the European Commission might soon relax their rules governing the use of state aid in cities. Such a move would make it easier to upgrade urban broadband Internet infrastructure and there are signs that the EC might indeed be planning just such a U-turn.

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