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13th March, 2013 (14 Comments)

A new report from Doncaster Council’s finance wing has warned that the debt-ridden Digital Region (DRL) network, which has made superfast broadband available to 80% of premises in South Yorkshire (England, UK), will need another £15m in public funding to stay afloat or it could be “closed down“.

23rd February, 2013 (4 Comments)

Consumers within reach of the Digital Region telecoms network in South Yorkshire (England) should take note that one of its ISPs, Origin Broadband, has returned to offering a free installation (saves £50) and half price service (first three months) alongside their superfast unlimited broadband (FTTC) packages.

21st February, 2013 (3 Comments)

South Yorkshire ISP LittleBigOne (Digital Region) has announced that it will donate £10 to any one of four different local charities whenever a new customer subscribes to its superfast broadband (FTTC) packages before the end of 2013.


7th February, 2013 (4 Comments)

The troubled Digital Region (DRL) broadband network, which currently reaches 80% of homes and businesses in South Yorkshire (England), has this afternoon selected Bouygues Energies and Services (ETDE SA) as its “preferred bidder” to take over the running of their business.

30th January, 2013 (1 Comment)

South Yorkshire ISP LittleBigOne (Isrighthere Ltd.), which uses the troubled Digital Region broadband network, has suggested that the Catcliffe cul-de-sac of Blue Mans Way could now be “the best connected street” in the whole region.

5th January, 2013 (18 Comments)

The debt ridden Digital Region (DRL) network, which has gobbled up over £100m of public money to cover 80% of premises in South Yorkshire (England) with a superfast broadband ISP platform (alternative to BT’s infrastructure), has so far failed to find a buyer for its service and today reported more financial losses.


3rd December, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Chief Operating Officer of Sheffield-based UK ISP ASK4, Ross Bray, has told ISPreview.co.uk that the new owner of Yorkshire’s financially damaged Digital Region broadband network must turn it into a “credible” and “competitive .. alternative to the standard BT product set” if it is to survive. BT is one of those bidding on the tender for control.

3rd December, 2012 (0 Comments)

ISP LittleBigOne, which runs over the financially traumatised Digital Region broadband network in South Yorkshire (England, UK), has reported that demand for its superfast internet service “soared” over the summer with the number of new subscribers growing by 81% during Q2-2012.

30th November, 2012 (5 Comments)

Customers of the financially scarred Digital Region superfast broadband ISP network, which serves 80% of premises across South Yorkshire (England, UK), look set to see even faster internet speeds from next month after it was revealed that the alternative telecoms operator has a “phased network upgrade” planned.


14th November, 2012 (1 Comment)

The publicly owned and cash strapped Digital Region network, which delivers superfast broadband services to 80% of homes and businesses in South Yorkshire, has confirmed that its ISPs (e.g. ASK4, Origin Broadband, Fluidata etc.) can now offer a free connection to new business customers in the area.

12th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

Doncaster based ISP Origin Broadband, which operates over the financially troubled Digital Region network in South Yorkshire, has begun offering free installation and three months half price service in a bid to encourage more customers to adopt its superfast broadband (FTTC) packages.

31st October, 2012 (4 Comments)

The financially troubled Digital Region network, which offers an alternative superfast broadband platform in South Yorkshire (England), can now give local homes and businesses a choice 50+ ISPs after the previously announced Service Exchange Platform (SEP) finally went live.


25th September, 2012 (8 Comments)

The director of Informa Telecoms & Media’s global broadband and TV research, Rob Gallagher, has warned that any UK cities which win State Aid to boost their superfast broadband availability must pick “safe bet” BT to do the job or risk being left with no ISPs and “networks based on technologies that failed to keep pace with the wider market“.

21st August, 2012 (6 Comments)

The troubled Digital Region (DR) project, which cost over £100m of public money to build and offers an alternative telecoms network to BT that helps 80% of premises in South Yorkshire UK to get superfast broadband services, has announced the loss of another £22m.

15th August, 2012 (2 Comments)

The long suffering Digital Region network, which offers an alternative superfast broadband platform to BT in South Yorkshire, has received a boost after it adopted Fluidata’s Service Exchange Platform (SEP). The move could give local homes a choice of more than 50 ISPs instead of just a handful.

4th July, 2012 (10 Comments)

The troubled Digital Region (DRL) network, which spent £100m of public funds building an alternative wholesale supplier to BT that could help 80% of premises in South Yorkshire access superfast broadband ISP services, has ironically whittled the bidders in its tender process down to a choice of either BTWholesale or ETDE SA.

17th May, 2012 (3 Comments)

The financially scarred Digital Region project, which was built with £100m of public subsidy to help 80% of premises in South Yorkshire (UK) gain access to superfast broadband ISP services and act as an alternative wholesale supplier to BT, has effectively put up the FOR SALE sign (tender) in the hope of finding a new partner.

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