Scole village builds and switches on own ultra-fast broadband

An ultra-fast broadband service has been switched on in a rural community, situated in East Anglia. Scole, in Norfolk, has funded and helped to build its own full-fibre network, capable of 1Gbps, along with volunteers, financiers and B4RN. Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN) has already installed 1Gbps lines in Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and […]

Balquhidder builds own FTTP broadband with 1Gbps connections

The Balquhidder Community in Scotland has not been provided a decently fast broadband service, via the Openreach network working on old Exchange Only Lines (EOL), owing to its remote location and the difficult terrain of most of its area. However, the Balquhidder Community Broadband (BCB) project has changed all that by launching recently their new […]

Lord Adonis calls upon Ofcom and government to overhaul mobile and broadband

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) headed by Lord Adonis, is calling upon the government and Ofcom to do something to tackle UK’s poor mobile and broadband connectivity problem. Referring to Ofcom’s Friday report Lord Adonis had written a letter recently, pointing to the report saying that over a million households get poor broadband. The report […]

Community WiFi scheme of Superfast Essex project now open to all suppliers

The regional Superfast Essex project which runs the Community WiFi scheme, will make it available to all suppliers this month. Earlier the scheme was offered to only communities, to help them deploy a public wireless network, using local hubs like the community centre, or village halls. The scheme was launched last year and funded by […]

Openreach’s deal with Grosvenor to upgrade will help more parts of Mayfair and Belgravia

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland owns many properties in the West End including Belgravia and Mayfair. The company has announced a co-investment deal with Openreach, the telecoms infrastructure giant, with a plan to spend £2 million over 5 years to upgrade broadband on its properties across London, using a combination of FTTP and FTTC tech. Some […]

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