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2nd November, 2016 (9 Comments)

The Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in Northern Ireland has opened a new survey to all local residents and businesses until Friday 11th November, which aims to identify any broadband “not spots” in the region.

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4th August, 2016 (1 Comment)

The national telecoms regulator has released their 2016 Communications Market Report (CMR), which reveals the latest information about the take-up and usage of Broadband, Mobile, Phone, TV and Radio services across the United Kingdom (split by England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland).

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15th February, 2016 (9 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has announced that consumers in Northern Ireland will be the first to trial their new “Home Mobile Broadband” service, which really just sounds like a normal 3G / 4G data tariff with a bigger usage allowance (up to 40 GigaBytes).

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1st December, 2015 (0 Comments)

After the recent hacking and theft of personal data from several ISPs, including TalkTalk (here) and Vodafone (here), we can today report that the Northern Ireland focused wireless ISP Bluebox Broadband (North West Electronics) is the latest to fall victim with 3,000 people affected.

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1st December, 2015 (27 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today published its Connected Nations 2015 report and confirmed that 83% of premises are now within reach of a fixed line superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service (up from 75% in 2014), with take-up reaching 27% (up from 22%). But they also changed the definition of “ultrafast” speeds from 100Mbps+ to 300Mbps+.

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18th November, 2015 (0 Comments)

The town centre of Limavady in Londonderry (Northern Ireland) has been covered by a new free street-based public WiFi hotspot network that reaches through Main Street, Market Street, Catherine Street and Linenhall Street.

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26th August, 2015 (0 Comments)

Belfast-based Rainbow Communications, which last year gobbled 10,000 of UTV Connect’s residential and business Internet access subscribers for an undisclosed sum (here), has recently signed a new multi-million pound deal with BTWholesale for the supply of managed broadband and phone services.

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1st July, 2015 (0 Comments)

A new report from Northern Ireland’s Public Accounts Committee has blasted the EU funded Bytel project after it “grossly mishandled” public funding and spent £920k on unused equipment that should have cost just £21.3k+. The 2004 scheme aimed to provide “high-speed broadband” between Belfast, Craigavon, Armagh, Dundalk and Dublin

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23rd June, 2015 (6 Comments)

The latest Broadband Delivery UK Market Testing Pilot (MTP) to go live is Avanti’s scheme, which is using their Ka-band HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2 Satellite spacecraft to deliver broadband speeds of up to 30Mbps to potentially 13,000 premises across parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland (e.g. Antrim, Aberdeenshire, Dumfries, Galloway, The Borders).

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3rd June, 2015 (1 Comment)

Remote rural areas in Northern Ireland have been given yet another boost after a further investment of £1 million was extracted from the Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation (TRPSI) budget in order to help expand the reach of faster broadband and fuel uptake.

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2nd March, 2015 (6 Comments)

The on-going Northern Ireland Broadband Improvement Project (NIBIP), which only began one year ago, appears to have been boosted by another £17 million investment in order to help bring BT’s faster “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) connectivity to an additional 38,000 premises.

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2nd March, 2015 (25 Comments)

Major national infrastructure projects, specifically those like the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme that are being backed by public funding from the central Government of the United Kingdom, will soon be adorned by a new “Funded by the UK Government” plague and Union Jack flag. But not everybody is happy.

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9th October, 2014 (0 Comments)

The £23.5m Broadband Improvement Project for Northern Ireland, which aims to make faster BT based “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to an additional 45,000 premises by December 2015, it appears to be making some progress, with a new postcode checker being added and a general roll-out plan surfacing.

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23rd May, 2014 (1 Comment)

Businesses in the city of Belfast (Northern Ireland) could soon benefit after Tibus (The Internet Business Ltd) revealed that it was planning to make use of the UK Government’s “Super-Connected Cities” Connection Voucher Scheme in order to roll-out a new fibre optic network in the area.

13th February, 2014 (5 Comments)

The Northern Ireland Executive (NIE) has announced a £24.5m project, which is part funded by BT and the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme, to make faster Internet speeds available to over 45,000 of the regions most remote rural homes and business premises by December 2015.

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29th July, 2013 (11 Comments)

A new group called Lightstream Community Fibre (LCF), which appears to have cloned B4RN’s network approach in Lancashire (England, UK), has been setup to help bring a 1000Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) based broadband network to rural parts of the Ards Peninsula (County Down) in Northern Ireland.

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17th July, 2013 (13 Comments)

The remote island of Rathlin, which is home to around 100 people and resides just off the north coast of Northern Ireland, has been given a significant capacity upgrade thanks to BT’s trial of a new “experimental” Wireless to the Cabinet (WTTC?) broadband system.

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