BT: UK gov will miss gigabit broadband target by eight years
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BT: UK gov will miss gigabit broadband target by eight years

The company estimates that the industry is on course to deliver gigabit-speed broadband by 2033
28 Sep 2020
UK broadband speeds now among slowest in Europe
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UK broadband speeds now among slowest in Europe

The UK is ranked 47th in the world globally, behind most European countries
2 Sep 2020
UK gov releases 5G guidance to fuel post-pandemic recovery
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UK gov releases 5G guidance to fuel post-pandemic recovery

The guide asks local councils to facilitate connectivity access and ‘tackle misinformation about 5G safety’
27 Aug 2020
Brits experienced over 24 hours worth of broadband outages in the past 12 months
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Brits experienced over 24 hours worth of broadband outages in the past 12 months

Londoners suffered the most internet outages while residents in Leeds went almost three days without broadband
13 Aug 2020
Community Fibre injects £400m into London full-fibre expansion
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Community Fibre injects £400m into London full-fibre expansion

The firm plans to extend its network to a million premises by 2023, doubling its previous target of 500,000
30 Jul 2020
EE and Nokia to build "industry-first" Air-to-Ground 4G network
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EE and Nokia to build "industry-first" Air-to-Ground 4G network

Network will provide high-speed broadband coverage for emergency services up to 10,000 feet above ground
17 Jun 2020
FCC awarding $16B to address rural broadband gap
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FCC awarding $16B to address rural broadband gap

“Digital opportunity delayed is digital opportunity denied,” says FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
10 Jun 2020
Vodafone is offering free broadband to UK startups
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Vodafone is offering free broadband to UK startups

Small businesses relief package also includes free Microsoft 365 Business Standard access
2 Jun 2020
UK average broadband speed continues to rise despite the lockdown
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UK average broadband speed continues to rise despite the lockdown

The average home speed is now 64 Mbits/sec, up from the 54.2 Mbits/sec recorded in 2018
14 May 2020
O2 and Virgin Media in talks to merge
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O2 and Virgin Media in talks to merge

Firms look to create a formidable opposition to BT's dominance in the sector
4 May 2020
Is your broadband coronavirus-ready?
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Is your broadband coronavirus-ready?

It’s not a stockpile of toilet rolls that you should be investing in to survive lockdown in comfort
29 Apr 2020
Government promises all new homes to come with Gigabit broadband
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Government promises all new homes to come with Gigabit broadband

New legislation will bring housing developers and network operators together before any brick is laid
17 Mar 2020
Telcos offer support amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Telcos offer support amid COVID-19 pandemic

These companies will keep you connected during the COVID-19 outbreak
17 Mar 2020
What is bandwidth?
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What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl...
27 Feb 2020
Openreach expands full-fibre rollout to cover 250,000 rural premises
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Openreach expands full-fibre rollout to cover 250,000 rural premises

The national infrastructure provider has worked on tackling network installation in ‘challenging’ rural locations
28 Jan 2020
CityFibre buys TalkTalk's fibre network for £200m
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CityFibre buys TalkTalk's fibre network for £200m

The acquisition will help CityFibre meet new goal of eight million homes covered by full fibre by 2025
22 Jan 2020
Openreach offers free full-fibre installation for thousands of homes
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Openreach offers free full-fibre installation for thousands of homes

Around 13,000 more newbuilds per year could benefit from the cost-free installation of high-speed internet
14 Jan 2020
Ofcom tweaks broadband rules to "supercharge" fibre
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Ofcom tweaks broadband rules to "supercharge" fibre

Regulator wants to speed up fibre rollout while encouraging broadband competition
8 Jan 2020
Conservatives resurrect 2025 full-fibre promise in 2019 manifesto
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Conservatives resurrect 2025 full-fibre promise in 2019 manifesto

Plans were previously criticised by BT and subsequently left out of the Queen's Speech
25 Nov 2019
The IT Pro Podcast: What does Labour's broadband bonanza mean for business?
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The IT Pro Podcast: What does Labour's broadband bonanza mean for business?

We take a look at Labour's ambitious new infrastructure policy
22 Nov 2019
CBI director: Labour’s free broadband plans born of “extreme ideology"
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CBI director: Labour’s free broadband plans born of “extreme ideology"

Organisation suggests the touted Openreach nationalisation sent a chill through boardrooms in the UK and abroad
18 Nov 2019
Labour pledges free broadband through Openreach nationalisation
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Labour pledges free broadband through Openreach nationalisation

Universal full-fibre coverage, set to be rolled out nationally by 2030, will be funded with a tax on tech giants
15 Nov 2019
Vodafone to expand full fibre to 15 cities in Openreach deal
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Vodafone to expand full fibre to 15 cities in Openreach deal

Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool are added to the existing 2020 roadmap
11 Nov 2019