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B4GAL project to connect 9 Lanarkshire villages with 1Gbps on FTTH soon

October 1st, 2014 by admin
The Broadband for Glencaple and Lowther (B4GAL) scheme confirmed that they will deploy their community-owned FTTH network to the 9 villages of rural South Lanarkshire. The villages to be benefited include Wiston, Lamington, Roberton, Abington, Crawford, Crawfordjohn, Elvanfoot, Leadhills and Wanlockhead. B4GAL started in 2012 is a project that models after the B4RN scheme and now has come of age. B4GAL is a community-owned social enterprise endeavouring to provide NGA broadband on fibre-optic ca... Read More»

WightFibre announces boost of speeds up to 152Mbps

September 30th, 2014 by admin
WightFibre has announced that their top package with 120 Mbps speed will get another free boost of speed to 152Mbps. The service provider which operates TV, phone and cable broadband networks across the Isle of Wight, which is just off the coast of England, will be giving this boost to their customers from October this year. The move comes as the operator finds that the internet traffic volume used at peak times by customers has gone up 200%+ in the last 2 years. This speed boost makes its servi... Read More»

Broadband voucher scheme to be overhauled by government

September 29th, 2014 by admin
In an effort to boost the broadband voucher scheme, designed to stimulate uptake of superfast broadband by SMEs, the government is considering an overhaul of the scheme. To date, around 3,000 vouchers have been issued with an average value of £2,500. This translates that of the £100 million allocated, only £7.5 million have been used up by the scheme to subsidise broadband for businesses. This is part of "Super Connected Cities" initiative in 22 UK cities, which derives from the Urban Broadba... Read More»

BT's superfast broadband rollout extended in South Gloucestershire

September 28th, 2014 by admin
A campaign for rural broadband has resulted in the extension of BT's fibre broadband rollout in South Gloucestershire to additional areas. Locations to get on the FTTC/P network (capable of 25Mbps+) include Marshfield, Horton, Hawkesbury Upton and some other areas yet not confirmed. The local campaign involved rural residents of Gloucestershire, Sue Hope, the Cotswold Edge Councillor and Steve Webb, MP from Thornbury and Yate. Now an additional 1,000 premises would be benefited and connected in ... Read More»

Fibre broadband deal signed now by South Yorkshire for £22 million

September 26th, 2014 by admin
BT and the councils of South Yorkshire have signed a new £22 million Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) contract to extend the roll-out of high-speed fibre broadband to their regions. The coalition government proposed this programme in January of 2014. Whereas South Yorkshire has aims to make fibre broadband available to 98% of premises, this agreement is crucial as the Digital Region project was scrapped. That was launched in 2010 with funds of the four local authorities, the regional development ag... Read More»

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