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posted on 30 August 2011
The local authorities in the south of Scotland have all shared
the same view - the region is simply aching for a
super-fast broadband network.
Councils of the Dumfries and Galloway as well as the Scottish
Borders have put a big fat tick next to the £120m broadband
scheme designed to boost the broadband situation in the
The plan is very... [read more]
posted on 22 July 2011
Ofcom forces BT Wholesale to slash rural
broadband ISP charges;
Simplifydigital.com reacts to the media regulator's move;
Simplifydigital.com lists the most cost effective rural
As Ofcom forces BT to lower wholesale broadband
charges for rivalling ISPs (Internet Service Providers) by 12 per
cent below inflation, broadband... [read more]
posted on 21 July 2011
ISPreview has recently reported
that the CLA (the Country Land and Business
Association) confirmed that it was going to put together a wayleave
agreement for builders of up and coming broadband network
This might make deploying superfast fibre
broadband to rural areas quicker, more
cost-effective and generally easier.
Howeve... [read more]
posted on 24 June 2011
If you are one of the residents of the Lincolnshire Wolds, you
might want to consider lending a helping hand to show support for
the council's better broadband campaign.
Next month, the Lincolnshire County Council plans to put in a
bid to the Broadband Delivery UK office to get roughly £20m from
the current fund of £530m.
The scheme is quite... [read more]
posted on 16 June 2011
It has recently been claimed that super speedy broadband is
absolutely crucial for businesses, and their location should not be
a factor which excludes them from the service.
The director of Eclipse Internet, Clodagh Murphy, was quoted as
saying that there was no surprise if "repercussions" started
occurring for the UK's economy providing rur... [read more]
posted on 03 June 2011
It has been said recently that not all councils were keen enough
on getting local households and businesses connected to high
quality broadband - Northumberland County Council seems to be one
The Berwick Advertiser has reported Councillor Peter Jackson,
Leader of the Northumberland Conservatives, as saying that the
current governing... [read more]
posted on 01 June 2011
Councils throughout the UK can exhale with ease as it has been
announced that all of them are due to get a slice of broadband
According to Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, there will be no
more competitions to get a slice of BDUK office's funds, and
instead funds will be distributed among the councils in the next
coming weeks, with th... [read more]
posted on 27 May 2011
And Norfolk indeed has a reason to celebrate as it was one of
the counties chosen to receive funding from the BDUK.
In fact, the leader of the county council described the joyous
event as "historic".
Conservative Mr Murphy was quoted by the BBC as saying:
"It's a fantastic day for Norfolk.
"It's what we've been crying out for in this count... [read more]
posted on 25 May 2011
It seems that the time has come for satellite broadband
providers to hint to the EC (European Commission) that public funds
are needed to rollout newer and better satellite technology.
The ISPs, which are based in various European destinations, have
all come to Brussels and campaigned for the European Union to
consider putting more money into... [read more]
posted on 20 May 2011
Ofcom faces more pressure as MPs express the need for a to 98
per cent superfast broadband coverage for the UK.
During a recent discussion at the House of Commons regarding
rural and mobile broadband, MPs underlined the danger of a widening
digital divide, if rural businesses don't get included into the UK
Government's digital strategy.
Acco... [read more]