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Fibre broadband provider NextGenUs knocks council funding plans

Wednesday, August 31st 2011

Fibre optic broadband specialist NextGenUs has claimed local authorities are using state money to improve their own networks, rather than to boost public broadband. Speaking to PC Pro, founder of NextGenUs Guy Jarvis accused...

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BT rolls out fibre optic broadband in Hawarden

Tuesday, August 30th 2011

BT has rolled out fibre optic broadband to the first homes and businesses in the north Wales village of Hawarden. When the work is finished in the coming weeks, around 7,500 properties in the Flintshire community will be able to...

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Final bidders for Cumbria broadband project announced

Friday, August 26th 2011

A trio of providers have now been shortlisted for Accessible Cumbria, the county's super-fast broadband project. In a statement, Cumbria County Council confirmed that BT Global Services, Cable and Wireless and Fujitsu are the...

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Herefordshire recruits volunteers to promote super-fast broadband

Friday, August 26th 2011

A group of volunteers have been drafted in to explain the benefits of high-speed broadband to rural communities in Herefordshire. According to the Hereford Times, the local authority wants the "broadband champions" to...

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Community project unveils broadband plan for rural Lancashire

Thursday, August 25th 2011

B4RN has released details of its plan to deliver a new fibre optic broadband service for rural north Lancashire. The co-operative project is calling on local farmers and other community members to support the scheme, which will...

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MSP questions adequacy of Scottish broadband funding

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

Chic Brodie MSP has become the latest figure to claim Scotland has not received enough money from Westminster to roll out super-fast broadband services. Speaking to the Carrick Gazette, the SNP member for South Scotland said the...

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Hertfordshire completes first phase of public sector broadband network

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

A new public sector network that uses copper and fibre optic broadband has been rolled out by Hertfordshire County Council. With the first phase of the project now completed, the infrastructure is set to be used by approximately...

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BT assures Filey residents over fibre broadband plans

Monday, August 22nd 2011

BT has told the people of Filey in North Yorkshire that its plans to roll out super-fast fibre broadband in the town remain on track. According to the Filey Mercury, local residents expressed concern over an apparent lack of...

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Virgin Media delivers fibre broadband to NHS trust

Friday, August 19th 2011

East London NHS Foundation Trust has invested in a new fibre optic broadband network courtesy of a deal with Virgin Media Business. Under the agreement, the cable company will connect 50 of the healthcare organisation's...

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Wessex FSB praises Hampshire fibre broadband funding

Thursday, August 18th 2011

Government funding for fibre optic broadband in Hampshire has been welcomed by a local business organisation. The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition has allocated £8.4 million to the county in a bid to bring faster...

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