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Virgin Media reports successful 1.5Gbps fibre broadband trial

Friday, July 22nd 2011

Virgin Media has successfully deployed what it describes as the world's fastest cable broadband to trialists in London's Old Street area. The service, which offers download speeds of up to 1.5Gbps and maximum upload...

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Hyperoptic to roll out FTTH broadband in September

Thursday, July 21st 2011

Hyperoptic has unveiled plans to launch a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service in the coming months. The start-up telecoms firm revealed the fibre broadband product, which is set to offer speeds of up to 1Gbps, will be...

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Newbury gets BT fibre broadband access

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

Newbury has become the latest location to get access to BT's fibre optic broadband service. The technology has gone live in the Berkshire town and is set to be rolled out to more than 17,000 homes and businesses in the area...

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ABI claims fibre broadband subscriptions will double by 2016

Monday, July 18th 2011

The global number of fibre optic broadband subscribers will more than double over the next five years, according to ABI Research. A study from the analyst claimed the customer base of the technology will reach 142 million in...

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Welsh fibre broadband plans hailed by Stephen Crabb MP

Friday, July 15th 2011

Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb has praised the government's decision to commit £56.9 million to the rollout of fibre optic broadband in Wales. Provided the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) matches the...

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BT connects first Sevenoaks homes to fibre broadband

Thursday, July 14th 2011

The first homes and businesses in Sevenoaks have been hooked up to BT's fibre optic broadband service, the telecoms giant has confirmed. Over the coming weeks, up to 11,500 properties in the Kent commuter town will be...

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BT to extend fibre broadband to 290,000 London properties

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

BT is set to extend its fibre optic broadband coverage to almost 300,000 more properties in London over the coming weeks. As many as 290,000 homes and businesses in 17 exchange areas will gain access to the telecoms giant's...

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Ofcom publishes interactive fibre broadband map

Thursday, July 7th 2011

Communications regulator Ofcom has announced the launch of the UK's first interactive map highlighting the state of fibre broadband services for over 200 areas of the country. Set up by the regulator as part of its report on...

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Jeremy Hunt praises North Yorkshire super-fast broadband funding

Tuesday, July 5th 2011

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has said an "important step" has been taken towards rolling out fibre optic broadband and other forms of super-fast access in North Yorkshire. The county has been awarded up to £16.4...

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Wispa Ltd knocks BT fibre broadband plans

Monday, July 4th 2011

BT's fibre broadband rollout plans have come in for criticism from Wispa Ltd. The internet service provider pointed out that BT is asking for £1 billion of funding to help deploy super-fast broadband, but that many...

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