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Welsh fibre broadband speeds '20 per cent faster than rest of UK'

Friday, August 29th 2014

Homes and businesses in Wales that have received a connection to fibre broadband under the Superfast Cymru rollout project can experience internet loading speeds three times faster than the UK average, BT has announced. The...

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Rural Isle of Wight fibre broadband cabinet welcomed by residents

Thursday, August 28th 2014

The first rural fibre broadband cabinet has gone live on the Isle of Wight, much to the delight of local residents. Around 240 homes and businesses will be able to benefit from gaining access to the high-speed technology, thanks...

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SMEs 'not equipped for digital skill upgrades'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014

A survey of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in the UK has revealed 43 per cent believe they will need improved access to the latest digital developments in the coming three years. The latest Close Brothers...

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AM calls on Ofcom to investigate Welsh broadband speeds

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

Welsh Assembly Member Andrew Davies is calling on Ofcom to carry out an investigation into the varying broadband speeds people in different parts of Wales experience. In addition, Mr Davies would like the regulator to look into...

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Hastings MP outlines fibre broadband hopes

Friday, August 22nd 2014

MP for Hastings and Rye Amber Rudd has expressed her views on the rollout of fibre optic broadband to her constituents, stating she believes this needs to be extended to secure further business growth. Writing in the Hastings...

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Countryside Alliance expresses frustrations on fibre broadband vouchers

Thursday, August 21st 2014

In the wake of the government's announcement that it will be making superfast fibre optic broadband vouchers available to small businesses to help them with the cost of connecting to the high-speed technology, a rural...

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Tove Valley fibre broadband project announces second phase

Wednesday, August 20th 2014

The Tove Valley Superfast Broadband project - also known as the Abthorpe Broadband Association - has announced it is ready to start its second phase, having secured a contract with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...

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Small firms in line for government fibre broadband vouchers

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

Following last week's announcement from the government that it will be cutting red tape for people to run their own business from home, it has now stated it is making superfast fibre broadband vouchers available to small...

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David Cameron sets rural fibre broadband cabinet live

Monday, August 18th 2014

Fibre broadband has arrived in one of the more rural parts of West Oxfordshire, thanks to the work of local residents and a switch-on from the Prime Minister himself. After learning they were to be left out of commercial rollout...

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Fibre broadband finally on its way to Penzance town centre

Friday, August 15th 2014

Fibre broadband is finally on its way to Penzance town centre, leaders of the Superfast Cornwall rollout project have confirmed. Speaking to the Cornishman, Programme Director of the connectivity initiative Nigel Ashcroft stated:...

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