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Government wants “world-class” broadband in UK

Tue, Jul 14th 2015, 09:53 by

The government has outlined its aims for Britain’s broadband infrastructure, claiming that it wants to bring “world-class” connections to the country in the years to come.

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Broadband vouchers are running out, warns minister

Fri, Jul 3rd 2015, 08:54 by

Ed Vaizey, the government’s broadband minister, has warned businesses that the scheme that allows them to get money off broadband will not last forever.


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Satellite broadband tested for remote regions

Thu, Jun 25th 2015, 09:55 by

Regions of the UK that have trouble connecting to regular broadband lines may have been given some hope with the testing of new, faster satellite broadband.


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UK loses £83m per year from avoiding broadband switch

Mon, Jun 22nd 2015, 08:49 by

A new study has revealed that British consumers lose an estimated £83 million every year from not switching broadband providers.


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Boris Johnson launches broadband plans for London

Fri, Jun 19th 2015, 09:37 by

London Mayor Boris Johnson has claimed he wants the capital to be the most connected city in Europe and has launched two new initiatives in order to achieve this.


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Three plans to increase 4G coverage in Wales

Thu, Jun 11th 2015, 15:20 by

Mobile provider Three has announced plans to increase its 4G coverage in Wales to 98%.


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New rules to make switching providers easier

Wed, Jun 10th 2015, 08:51 by

New rules, which will make it easier for consumers to switch broadband providers, are to be introduced on June 20th.

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Government should push for rural broadband, says MP

Wed, Jun 3rd 2015, 09:30 by

A Somerset MP has said that the government should not leave rural communities behind when it comes to broadband.


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Average UK broadband speed to rise in next 4 years

Tue, Jun 2nd 2015, 10:10 by

UK broadband users could receive average speeds of up to 50Mb by 2019, a new report has claimed.


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Welsh broadband rollout “making progress”

Mon, Jun 1st 2015, 09:38 by

The Welsh broadband rollout, which aims to bring superfast broadband to the vast majority of Wales, is making good progress, according to the Welsh Government.

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1000 homes in London set to get UK’s fastest broadband

Thu, May 7th 2015, 09:56 by

Residents in the development site near Wembley Park, London, are set to receive some of the UK’s highest broadband speeds thanks to developer Quintain.

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Internet access could soon need “rationing”

Wed, May 6th 2015, 09:13 by

Internet access could potentially be rationed at some point, as experts say it takes up too much electricity.

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Dutch provider pledges to build network in UK

Wed, Apr 29th 2015, 09:12 by

A Dutch communications company has pledged to build up to three broadband networks in the UK.

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Broadband policy thought to sway one fifth of voters

Tue, Apr 28th 2015, 08:58 by

A survey taken by 2,500 UK residents suggests that nearly one fifth of voters consider broadband policy when choosing who to vote for.

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Cheltenham broadband ‘vital to city’s success’, say candidates

Mon, Apr 27th 2015, 14:41 by

Election candidates for Cheltenham have spoken out about the importance of high-speed broadband in the area.

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Top 30 constituencies for broadband revealed

Thu, Apr 23rd 2015, 14:44 by

A new study has revealed the best constituencies for broadband speeds - with the majority of the top 30 being Labour controlled.

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145,000 homes in Scotland to receive superfast broadband

Tue, Apr 21st 2015, 08:57 by

145,000 Scottish homes are set to get superfast broadband by the end of the year as a part of the Digital Scotland rollout.

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Satellite broadband installation charges dropped for farmers

Mon, Apr 20th 2015, 08:43 by

Farmers who sign up to satellite broadband with Avonline are set to receive free installation for the first time.

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London borough council unwilling to pay for fibre-optic

Wed, Apr 15th 2015, 08:53 by

The London Borough of Bromley is set to miss out on fibre-optic broadband after its council ruled that they could not match the government's funding scheme.  

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Labour outlines broadband plans in manifesto

Mon, Apr 13th 2015, 08:45 by

Labour has pledged better broadband and improved support in its new manifesto in the run up to the upcoming general election.

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