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Cotwalton village in Stone has upgraded to ultrafast broadband

November 27th, 2017 by admin
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 ultrafast broadband. The partnership Superfast Staffordshire, led by Staffordshire County Council with the BT Group, launched the scheme earlier th... Read More»

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

November 25th, 2017 by admin
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 £200 million, has £190 million for competitive waves. The programme will help to install the most reliable and fastest digital network availabl... Read More»

ASA says ISPs cannot advertise speeds unavailable to most users

November 23rd, 2017 by admin
Broadband providers will not be able to claim higher speed, of their internet service, that is actually unavailable to most of their customers, following a shake-up by Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) on how broadband firms will be allowed to advertise. ASA said that numerical speed claims in advertisements of telecoms firms should be based on the download speeds experienced by at least 50% of customers during peak time and be described as "average" in the ads. This notice given to ISPs mar... Read More»

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

November 20th, 2017 by admin
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 means this will add to the coverage by Openreach. The council also points to the hybrid fibre 'G.fast' technology, capable of 330Mbps, being u... Read More»

Juice Broadband expands FWA network to East Dorset and West Hampshire

November 18th, 2017 by admin
Juice Broadband has announced expansion of their broadband network coverage into new areas of East Dorset and West Hampshire. The Poole-based provider has extended their fibre-optic supported Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) service, capable of 50Mbps, using a transmission tower installed in Christchurch on St Catherines Hill. The ISP already has coverage over Poole and Bournemouth towns and the new tower adds Hightown, Matchams, Bisterne, Shirley, Bockhampton, Burton, Noth Kingston, Avon, Winkton, S... Read More»
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