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Worcestershire fibre broadband rollout ahead by nine months

October 5th, 2015 by admin
The Superfast Worcestershire project is coming to the end of its first phase and the latest rollout of fibre broadband is to begin nine months ahead, earlier than what originally was planned. Currently over 40,000 premises across the county have access to superfast broadband service and the number is expected to rise to 60,000 by June next year. The second phase, of the project which is a partnership between BT, the Worcestershire County Council and central government, has been announced as brou... Read More»

Staffordshire fibre rollout reaches two-thirds mark

October 4th, 2015 by admin
As part of the Superfast Staffordshire programme, more than 60,000 premises across the county can now connect to superfast broadband services, which broadly speaking is two-thirds of the way to the target. The programme, which is part of the BDUK scheme of the government and a partnership of Staffordshire with BT, I aiming to reach 97% of the county by spring of 2016 and also building on the commercial rollout of BT's fibre broadband to boost coverage. The latest areas to come under the coverage... Read More»

Two Hampshire villages benefit by government superfast broadband trial

October 2nd, 2015 by admin
A Government Innovation Fund trial to extend high-speed broadband coverage to areas that may not otherwise get it, will benefit two Hampshire village in hard-to-reach areas. Villages of Bromdean and Ropley have been chosen as part of the pilot. Although the villages were left out as unviable in the Hampshire County Council's roll-out of superfast broadband, CallFlow, as part of the Innovation Fund trial, is using hybrid technology to bring high-speed connectivity to some 1,500 premises in the vi... Read More»

Superfast Cymru connects half a million additional premises

October 1st, 2015 by admin
The Superfast Cymru programme has announce that they have put an additional 504,352 premises on the superfast broadband network (on FTTC/P technology). The state aid supported project is a partnership between the Welsh and central governments, along with the European Regional Development Fund and BT. The project has by now, including the commercial rollouts, made available superfast connectivity to 78% of homes and businesses in Wales. The project aims at 96% coverage of Wales, by the end of 201... Read More»

BDUK plans to cover the final 5% is nearly ready

September 28th, 2015 by admin
The government's Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme has plans, nearly completed, to bring coverage to the final 5% of premises with superfast broadband. They could be in place by the end of this year. Chris Townsend, BDUK boss, who spoke at the Transform Digital conference in Bristol, which was hosted by the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA), claimed that the challenge of covering the last 5 % of premises in the hardest-to-reach places has become tougher than ever, but reassu... Read More»
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