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Virgin Media to add 3,500 premises of Bradley Stoke on 350Mbps broadband expansion

August 19th, 2017 by admin
Bradley Stoke in South Gloucestershire will be benefited by Virgin Media's expansion of broadband and TV network, by putting some 3.500 premises here on their newly completed extension of their FTTP network capable of 350Mbps speeds. This roll-out forms part of Virgin Media's Project Lightning rollout (worth £3 billion), that aims to connect an additional 4 million premises by 2019, by pushing its footprint to an overall coverage of around 60% to 65% over the country. Regional Director of Virgi... Read More»

Openreach's G.fast broadband pilot extended to reach 1 million premises

August 18th, 2017 by admin
Openreach has announced the expansion of their G.fast broadband pilot to include new locations and 1 million premises, in the ongoing trial. The 330Mbps capable hybrid fibre technology pilot, will add various areas of 26 locations, from Liverpool to Cardiff. So far the new service has been made available to over 100,000 premises across 20 current pilot locations. The current announcement will push this to 500,000 premises and later to 1 million, by end of 2017. The drive is part of Openreach's p... Read More»

EE mobile users get free Apple Music

August 16th, 2017 by admin
EE customers on a pay monthly contact, or a SIM-only contract, can stream Apple Music for free for 6 months. Customers on a 12-month or 30-day, SIM-only contract, are eligible, along with pay monthly subscribers, to free Apple Music membership for 6 months in UK. They can stream and download music or video without their data allowance deducted. For instance, a user with 1GB data will have it remaining till the end of the month if the user uses only data from Apple Music on his/her phone. To avai... Read More»

Scotland concerned BT's offer of USO may extend its monopoly

August 14th, 2017 by admin
BT's proposal to deliver universal broadband as an alternative to regulation, to all regions of the UK, would risk extending its rural monopoly, warns the Scottish government. A new Universal Service Obligation (USO) that ensures everybody in the UK has a legal right to request 10Mbps as a minimum speed, to be implemented by 2020, is being promised by ministers. This speed, the government believes, will the a typical requirement for a British family's needs to browse the internet, stream movies ... Read More»

Hampshire allocates £1 million to help communities get faster broadband

August 11th, 2017 by admin
A £1 million fund for a new Community Match Funding scheme, has been allocated by the Hampshire County council in England. It will help local communities not benefiting from the current roll-out in the region of superfast broadband networks, to build or upgrade on their network. Such communities can use the fund to set-up an alternative network, but the catch is that communities should match fund their plans. The local authority will only offer up to half of the funding required. The rest must ... Read More»
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