Cotwalton village in Stone has upgraded to ultrafast broadband

Residents in the village of Cotwalton, near Stone, have got their broadband upgraded from 3Mbps to 30Mbps, after becoming the first area to benefit from the Community Fibre Partnership Support Fund, of Staffordshire County Council. The scheme, thought to be the first of its kind initiated by a local authority, gives participating properties access to […]

DCMS wants all Gigabit fibre networks, offers £190 million funding boost

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) aims to stimulate investment in full fibre networks across the UK, by launching a £190 million programme. The LFFN programme intends to stimulate commercial investment into full-fibre networks across the whole of the UK. The government capital grant programme- the LFFN Challenge Fund of up to […]

Hammersmith and Fulham to roll out Fibre Broadband to 2,000 more premises

Openreach has bagged the contract to roll-out their ‘up to’ 80Mbps capable superfast broadband network, on FTTC technology, to reach a further 2,000 premises, from the Hammersmith and Fulham Council in London. Currently, around 95% of the area already get access to a superfast broadband network, capable of 24Mbps+. This announcement earlier in the month […]

Plans to roll out faster wireless broadband over Rotherhithe by Southwark Council

Premises in the residential district of Rotherhithe will soon rewrite their history of poor internet service and slow speeds, if the new plan of the Southwark Council to roll out wireless broadband and the strategy to improve connectivity is realised. Although 96 to 97 percent of premises in London are covered by superfast broadband (24Mbps+) […]

Openreach may fund network upgrades by raising broadband bills

Openreach has hinted that broadband customers may have to pay more if big network infrastructure upgrades have to progress. The telecom infrastructure provider has been consulting recently with other providers on the possibility of deploying across UK a large-scale FTTP network. Industry stake-holders have broadly agreed to this idea, to ensure that UK remains a […]

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