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Superfast West Yorkshire signs a new contract to extend fibre broadband rollout

July 1st, 2015 by admin
The Superfast West Yorkshire broadband roll-out project has signed a new deal with BT, worth £13 million, to extend the roll-out of BT's high-speed fibre broadband to an additional 28,000 premises, under the new Superfast Extension Programme (SEP). This is besides BT's ongoing roll-out of superfast broadband to reach 97% of properties in the metropolitan county, by the end of September this year, to reach a total of 708,000 homes and businesses. The new contract under SEP has an aim of reaching... Read More»

UK at 21st with average broadband speed of 11.6Mbps –Akamai

June 26th, 2015 by admin
Akamai has revealed in its latest state of the internet report, the world's average speed is 5Mbps for fixed line broadband download speeds. This is an increase of 10% for the Q4 of 2014. The United Kingdom's average has increased by 67% in the quarter (Q1-2015) to 11.6Mbps. UK is now ranked as the 21st fastest in the world. But this is down 3 places from the end of 2014. Akamai, the cloud services provider, has one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms that is responsible for 1... Read More»

Virgin Media to move from Google email to own platform

June 25th, 2015 by admin
The UK Cable giant Virgin Media, has confirmed that they would be migrating from the current Google platform to their own brand service. Customers presently using the ISP's service should be watchful for any issues, as mass email migrations seldom go seamlessly smooth. Virgin Media has based its customers on an email platform off Google's service for nearly 6 years. The ISP will be first moving addresses assigned to the domain- blueyonder,uk. Customers related to this domain would soon receive a... Read More»

Manchester to benefit first from Virgin Media's huge cable expansion

June 23rd, 2015 by admin
Virgin Media's new scheme, the Project Lightning, worth £3 billion, will expand the cable broadband, TV and phone network to around 60% of UK by 2020, and it will benefit Manchester first. The 152Mbps capable cable network will reach some 150,000 businesses and homes of the city by this project that was fist announced in February of this year and it subsequently had seen a lot of planning and preparatory work for street and other works. In fact, Manchester will get an investment of £75 billion... Read More»

New Superfast Extension Programme contract signed by Broadband East Riding

June 22nd, 2015 by admin
A new contract has been signed by Broadband East Riding under the Superfast Extension Programme (SEP), supported by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), to expand the original rollout and help achieve the goal of reaching 95% of the area to get superfast broadband (24Mbps+) by 2017. BDUK has confirmed an allocation of £5 million in the latest deal, certainly giving an extension to BT's rollout work. The first contract signed with BT in September of 2013 aims to cover the population with superfast broa... Read More»
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