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CLA calls for universal obligation on broadband

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has called on the new Conservative government to deliver early progress on its pre-election commitment of delivering improved rural broadband services. CLA President Henry Robinson...

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Ofcom reveals dark fibre competition aims

Monday, May 18th 2015

UK communications industry regulator Ofcom has outlined new proposals that could impact broadband network operators across the country in the coming years. Companies wishing to provide high-speed telephony and broadband services...

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Superfast connections reach 2.5m premises

Friday, May 15th 2015

Figures published by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport have revealed the number of properties able to secure superfast broadband connections across the UK has now breached the 2.5 million mark. With an ongoing...

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Ultrafast services for rural communities near Bath

Thursday, May 14th 2015

A new transatlantic cable is being laid between Canada and the UK that will help to bring much-improved online services to communities in the vicinity of Bath. The Bath Chronicle reports a deal has been struck between local...

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Falkirk communities to get better broadband

Wednesday, May 13th 2015

The communities of Bonnybridge and Denny in Falkirk are to benefit from the rollout of enhanced broadband connectivity in the coming weeks. A major investment in next-generation broadband services is in the process of being...

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Investment in broadband 'should be a govt priority'

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed the top issues that smaller companies across the country would like to see addressed by the new government during the next five years. After securing a surprise majority in...

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Broadband grants for Tewkesbury businesses

Monday, May 11th 2015

Businesses in Tewkesbury are being encouraged to make use of ongoing government grants to help bolster their access to superfast broadband. Funds of up to £3,000 are being made available per business from the Department for...

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Investment in digital infrastructure 'is essential'

Monday, May 11th 2015

Digital infrastructure investment will be an essential part of helping businesses and consumers alike to make the most of online opportunities in the years ahead. Alex Baldock, Group Chief Executive of Shop Direct, told Retail...

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Broadband requirement for new Cheshire developments

Thursday, May 7th 2015

All new developments to be considered for planning approval by Cheshire East Council must now include provisions for the installation of broadband services from the outset, the local authority has stated. Delivering...

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Many Brits 'would not give up broadband'

Thursday, May 7th 2015

New research from Hyperoptic has revealed a significant proportion of people in the UK would rather live without either chocolate or alcohol than give up their broadband connection. Following a poll of more than 3,000 people that...

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