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scotland uk regions map

12th March, 2018 (6 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today announced a new investment of £25 million that will be used to fund the 4G Infill Programme, which aims to help build new mobile network masts in locations with no existing 4G coverage in order to improve local connectivity.

virgin media test and dun valley ftth build uk

12th March, 2018 (3 Comments)

Last year we revealed that a new community project with Virgin Media would extend the operator’s 350Mbps FTTH broadband and TV network to 12 small rural villages (around 4,000 premises) in the Test and Dun Valleys of Hampshire (England). Today the build phase has finally begun.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

12th March, 2018 (4 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today confirmed that their auction of 4G and 5G friendly Mobile spectrum, which will see 40MHz of frequency in the 2.3GHz band (2350-2390MHz) and 150MHz in the 3.4GHz band (3410-3480MHz and 3500-3580MHz) being distributed, will begin on Tuesday 20th March.

fibre optic cables on a table

12th March, 2018 (2 Comments)

A new study estimates that the Community Fibre Partnerships scheme from Openreach (BT), which offers grants of up to £30K to help co-fund the cost of upgrading an area to receive their FTTC or FTTP based “fibre broadband” ISP network, could deliver an economic boost of £340m to the UK.

censorship internet button

12th March, 2018 (10 Comments)

The government has quietly delayed their new age verification rules until the end of 2018, which was set to be targeted at websites and “apps” that contain pornographic content. Broadband ISPs would also be required to block sites that fail to comply with the new rules.

rural broadband landscape uk

12th March, 2018 (8 Comments)

The coverage of UK “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP networks may be growing but a new report from Rural England, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and Amazon, which examines how rural businesses use digital technologies, has warned that slow take-up of the service is also holding them back.

fibre optic night cable openreach

12th March, 2018 (75 Comments)

Customers who last year delayed ordering one of Openreach’s (BT) up to 1000Mbps capable FTTP on Demand (FoD) ultrafast broadband products, perhaps in the hope that the new UK wholesale ISP costs might result in a price cut, have been left surprised by the large build quotes.

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