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10Mbps UK Broadband USO

22nd February, 2017 (59 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Economy Bill linked proposal to introduce a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation for broadband has taken an interesting twist today after the House of Lords approved a radical proposal, which raises the minimum download speed to 30Mbps (6Mbps upload).

5g verizon trial usa

22nd February, 2017 (1 Comment)

Verizon has today announced that in April 2017 they will become one of the first Mobile operators in the world to launch a real-world trial of future 5G technology. Initially this aims to deliver multi-Gigabit speeds via a fixed wireless broadband network to select customers in 11 markets across the USA.

christopher_townsend_bduk

22nd February, 2017 (9 Comments)

The CEO of the Government’s state aid fuelled Broadband Delivery UK programme, which is working to roll-out “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) networks to 97% of premises by 2020, Christopher Townsend, has decided to leave in order to take up a position as Commercial Director for Chelsea FC.

poundbury estate dorchester dorset

22nd February, 2017 (21 Comments)

The plight of poor broadband connectivity on existing new build home developments, which are often shunned by developers and the national Broadband Delivery UK programme, has once again reared its ugly head. This time the issue centres on Poundbury in Dorset.

BT Labs in Ipswich

22nd February, 2017 (0 Comments)

National UK telecoms operator BT and Chinese technology firm Huawei have today announced the start of new research into how “network slicing“, which allows specific “slices” within an IP-based network to be ring-fenced for particular activities, can be used to support future 5G Mobile services.

wireless_wifi_network_home

22nd February, 2017 (4 Comments)

A new Qualtrics survey of 1,050 respondents in the USA and United Kingdom has found that 78% of respondents prefer to get their in-home WiFi kit (wireless broadband router) from an ISP and 68% would pay between £4-£8 per month extra for better wireless coverage.

network cable connector red

22nd February, 2017 (0 Comments)

A new voucher scheme has been launched for businesses in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Gloucestershire and the Borough of Telford & Wrekin (England), which offers local SMEs up to £25,000 to help fund the installation of a 30Mbps+ “superfast” Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband connection.

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