Airwave challenges Osborne’s plans to save money on emergency services

To save taxpayer money, Chancellor George Osborne had planned to scrap the ageing wireless network used by the emergency services. This plan is now under threat, after Airwave, the operator of the service, took legal action by filing a High Court claim against the Home Office. In the Autumn Statement presented earlier, George Osborne confirmed […]

Ultrafast fibre in Glasgow to make it Scotland’s third ‘gigabit city’

Ultrafast, pure fibre network planned in Glasgow will make it the third gigabit city of Scotland. Thanks to the partnership between CityFibre, the gigabit provider, and HighNet the Scottish ISP, high-speed internet services will be offered in Glasgow to benefit some 15,000 businesses. Work is expected to start early in 2016. It is expected that […]

Chancellor proposes new broadband investment fund for Altnet ISPs

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has proposed plans for a new investment fund for alternative network providers, revealed through the Autumn Statement 2015 (Spending Review). Under the supervision of Digital Minister, Ed Vaizey and the Secretary of State for Culture, John Whittingdale, the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme in UK works to achieve […]

Government commits to clear 700MHz band spending £550 million

The UK government has reiterated its commitment to provide to 95% of UK premises with broadband by 2017. This week the government said £550 million would be spent to clear the 700MHz band of the spectrum for mobile broadband use in UK. This bandwidth is currently allocated for wireless microphones and digital TV. The recent […]

Fibre broadband to reach another 4,600 premises in Oxfordshire

The Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project has signed a third contract with BT Openreach this week, to extend the fibre broadband network, to reach another 4,600 homes and businesses in the county. The contract with a state aid of £5.58 million for the county of Oxfordshire, aims to extend the availability of superfast broadband to […]

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