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Weekly broadband news roundup 08.02.13

This week's latest broadband news from Simplifydigital

By on February 12, 2013 at 00:00 AM
Weekly broadband news roundup 08.02.13

Every Friday we aim to give you a quick lunchtime summary of the biggest broadband stories that unfolded last week. Get your sandwiches ready.


Hertfordshire Councils seek an upgrade

The Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) is looking for a provider to supply superfast broadband to at least 90 per cent of local homes and businesses.


Robert Gordon, the leader of HCC said:


"Super-fast broadband services are vital to the county's economy and will ensure increased opportunity for everyone."


"Faster broadband allows families to access multiple devices at the same time and makes businesses much more competitive."


BT is most likely to take on the challenge.


Disconnected for using too much broadband

A Be Broadband customer has to find another provider because he exceeded the limits of his Unlimited package.

Be Broadband said that they gave him 14 days warning that he would be disconnected as it was causing delays for customers in the area.

The customer admitted that he had been using 1Tb of data during January but claimed he never received a warning about it.

He now intends to switch to the BT Infinity package.


EE has released a list of the next towns to be updated

27 new towns have been marked for superfast mobile broadband from EE by June 2013.

These lucky towns have been promised connections of up to five times faster than current 3G speeds.

Aldershot, Ashford,  Basildon, Basingstoke, Blackpool, Bracknell, Camberley, Colchester, Crawley, Farnborough, Guildford, Horsham, Huddersfield, Leatherhead, Maidstone, Milton Keynes, Oldham, Oxford, Redhill, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Stevenage, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Warrington, Wigan, Woking.

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