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Government pledges £400m broadband fund to help 600,000 homes

Culture secretary announces new money days after Ofcom said 1.4m UK properties still had below-par broadband speeds<p>The government has pledged to give decent broadband speeds to up to 600,000 homes via a new £400m funding pot.<p>The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has freed up the money …

Faster broadband brings £3 billion boost to London SMEs

Faster broadband brings £3 billion boost to London SMEs<p><i>Point Topic has created an infographic that illustrates the highlights of the GLA’s superfast</i> …

London

CityFibre triples sales as it plugs more UK cities into its broadband network

CityFibre, the high-speed broadband provider, has almost tripled its revenue - boosting its status as the biggest rival to BT Openreach.<p>The Aim-listed company reported a 147pc rise in sales to £6.6m in the six months to June 30, in line with expectations.<p>CityFibre, which owns and operates …

Building Gigabit Britain Report | Independent Networks Cooperative Association

Introduction<p>The past few years have seen a flowering of businesses building new digital networks in competition with BT. They provide pure fibre …

Independent Networks Cooperative Association

• <i>­ Government should be targeting for 80% of businesses and homes to have pure fibre connection by 2026</i>• <i><br>Suspension of all business rates on new fibre</i> …

Tired of Waiting for Corporate High-Speed Internet, Minnesota Farm Towns Build Their Own

A unique community-owned broadband cooperative will free dozens of tiny towns and farms from reliance on slower corporate providers.

Broadband

How to upgrade cities to 40Gbps broadband without replacing today's fiber network

Verizon to test gear to boost speeds to homes, businessesVerizon will soon test communications gear that can provide next-generation 40Gbps fiber …

Net Neutrality

BT avoids Openreach broadband break-up

<b>BT's Openreach division, which runs the UK's broadband infrastructure, should become a distinct company within the BT group, according to regulator Ofcom.</b><p>Campaigners said the changes could not come soon enough for the millions of people who have suffered "woeful levels of service from …

Budgeting

BT must 'put its house in order' - MPs

<b>BT has been told it must invest more in the business responsible for most of the country's broadband roll-out - or face the prospect of having the unit taken off its hands.</b><p>MPs criticised the quality of service offered by BT's Openreach, and said it must put its "house in order".<p>Lawmakers added that …

Budgeting

£21m EU Investment Boosts Hyperoptic’s UK 1Gbps Broadband Roll-out

Independent ISP Hyperoptic, which is currently rolling out their own 1Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP/B) broadband network to …

United Kingdom

Rural homes set for broadband boost as network builder CityFibre teams up with Gigaclear

Two broadband start-ups that build infrastructure to rival BT's network have sealed a deal that will stretch their combined reach to nearly four million homes.<p>CityFibre, which builds ultrafast broadband in urban areas, has agreed to share its network with Gigaclear, a firm that uses similar …

Openreach boss Clive Selley wants Ofcom to wrap it up already

I need certainty to get on with upgrades, says BT man<b>Interview</b> The Sword of Damocles has not entirely disappeared from above Openreach. Earlier this …

Broadband

Chattanooga mayor credits muni broadband with aiding city's revival

Unemployment is down because of our 10Gb pipeline … and also the new auto factoryThe mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is crediting the city's recent …

Net Neutrality

Gigaclear boss Matthew Hare calls time on BT as his broadband firm targets 100,000 new homes

Next time you’re in a village pub, you might spot Matthew Hare, the chief executive of Gigaclear, on an unlikely business trip: scoping out where to build his next broadband network.<p>Gigaclear has been laying fibre-optic cables under the fields and streets of Britain’s most rural outposts since …

BT to return £258m to the taxpayer after government-backed broadband scheme takes off

BT has come under fire for receiving £1.7bn in taxpayer cash to roll out broadband in rural areas that it said would otherwise have been neglected by the private sector, as take-up has been far higher than expected.<p>The telecoms giant must now return at least £258m to the public purse after it …

Fibre Optic ISP Gigaclear Improves Rural UK Customer Support

Gigaclear, which deploys Gigabit class FTTP broadband to rural areas across the United Kingdom, claims that it can now answer 90% of calls within …

Net Neutrality

Third of Dutch homes connected to fibre

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These Cities have Brightened their Future with Dark Fiber

S<b>anta Cruz is a mid-sized city</b> of just over 62,000 lying just half an hour’s drive — over the Santa Cruz mountains — from Silicon Valley. It’s known …

BBC World Service - Global Business, Chattanooga - the High Speed City

Chattanooga has been re-inventing itself for decades. In the late 1960s Walter Cronkite referred to the city as "the dirtiest in America." Since then heavy industry has declined and, to take its place, civic leaders have been on a mission to bring high-tech innovation and enterprise to Chattanooga. …

Chattanooga

A UK-wide fibre broadband investment plan? Don't ask awkward questions

Mostly we're stuck with 'former monopoly' BT<b>Analysis</b> The pace of fibre broadband deployment in the UK remains a highly contentious issue. But the …

Broadband

BT rivals call Ofcom over independence for Openreach

Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone have joined forces to pile pressure on BT, with a call for its network division Openreach to face radical reform and unprecedented independent oversight to deliver improvements to Britain’s broadband infrastructure.<p>The trio, together with groups representing dozens of …

BT prepares ultrafast broadband investment for two million homes to tackle Ofcom threat

BT is to unveil a multibillion-pound network upgrade programme, including laying ultrafast fibre-optic broadband lines to around two million homes and businesses, <i>The Daily Telegraph</i> can reveal.<p>In the latest phase of its battle against losing control of its network division, Openreach, the telecoms …

Challenges as Cityfibre Moot Using BT Cable Ducts in Southend-on-Sea

Industry sources have reportedly revealed that Cityfibre are working with BT (Openreach) to test a major deployment of Ofcom’s newly proposed Duct …

Broadband

Many urban areas 'fail superfast broadband test'

<b>Tests on 42 towns and cities across the UK suggest almost half have average broadband speeds below 24Mbps.</b><p>Hull, with an average of 12.4Mbps, is the UK's slowest city, according to comparison site uSwitch, which conducted the tests.<p>London and Edinburgh had average speeds of 22.4Mbps and 21Mbps …

Broadband

EU Clears Ofcom Plan for BT Dark Fibre, Lower Prices and Faster Installs

As expected the European Commission has approved Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review 2016 (BCMR) proposals, which among other things pledged …

Broadband

Virgin Media Commits to Huge UK Rollout of Ultrafast FTTP Broadband

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has announced that their on-going £3bn “Project Lightning” network expansion will work to ensure that …

Broadband

UK Govt Minister Calls for 'Gigabit Britain' Push

UK Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey has called for a "gigabit Britain" push that would ensure consumers and businesses can benefit from …

UK average download speed rises 27% in a year - Ofcom

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