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BT fibre broadband "exciting" for Northern Ireland

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

Northern Ireland's enterprise minister has expressed her satisfaction at BT's plan to bring fibre optic broadband to more parts of the country. Speaking to UTV, Arlene Foster said: "It's very exciting for me to...

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BT Infinity coming to more properties in Northern Ireland

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011

BT Infinity fibre optic broadband will be available to far more consumers in Northern Ireland over the coming months. The telecoms giant is planning to connect 88 per cent of phone lines in the country to its fibre broadband...

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Fibrestream boss says FTTH is the 4th utility

Monday, February 21st 2011

Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband is just as important to people's daily lives as gas, electricity and water, a telecoms expert has argued. Guy Jarvis, the boss of internet service provider Fibrestream, described the...

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BT Infinity fibre broadband launches in Knowle

Friday, February 18th 2011

BT Infinity broadband will be available to more than 7,300 properties in Knowle, West Midlands, the telecoms giant has announced. The move comes as part of BT's plans to spend £2.5 billion on the technology in a bid to...

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Virgin Media 50Mbps fibre broadband used in 118k homes

Thursday, February 17th 2011

Virgin Media has revealed more than 118,000 UK households are now signed up to its 50Mbps fibre optic broadband package. The figure, recorded in the fourth quarter of 2010, represents a rise of 29 per cent on the previous...

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BT Infinity fibre broadband launches in Rugby

Wednesday, February 16th 2011

BT Infinity fibre optic broadband has been rolled out to the first properties in Rugby, Warwickshire. The telecoms giant is expecting to finish the improvement work in the coming weeks, by which time approximately 20,000 homes...

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Could fibre optic broadband help the farming industry?

Tuesday, February 15th 2011

The farming industry could be improved and made a more attractive employment avenue for young people if super-fast internet was supplied to certain areas. This is according to a new report by the Commons environment committee,...

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Villages face long wait for fibre broadband, says expert

Monday, February 14th 2011

Fibre optic broadband may not be available to residents of rural parts of the UK for many years, a technology expert has said. Richard Bond, business reporter for the BBC's Look East, acknowledged BT is rolling out the...

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Easynet Connect extends fibre business broadband coverage

Friday, February 11th 2011

Easynet Connect has announced the launch of its fibre optic business broadband product outside central London. The infrastructure development will bring speeds of up to 100Mbps to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in and...

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Fibre broadband key to Digital Agenda target, says expert

Thursday, February 10th 2011

Fibre optic broadband has been backed as the best way for European nations to meet the minimum speed targets set in the Digital Agenda. Under the European Commission's plans, 50 per cent of the continent's citizens must...

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