The government has announced an additional £440M of funding across the UK
The Government's broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) should include a social tariff to ensure a basic service of at least 10Mbps is available at an affordable price to those most in need, councils say today.
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The announcement supports the Government’s objective of superfast speeds being available to 95% of homes and businesses by the end of 2017.
UK superfast broadband coverage hits 90 per cent milestone1
and UK average broadband speed increases by 27 per cent2
More homes and businesses in the East Midlands have been reached by the Government’s nationwide rollout of superfast broadband, figures published today (Wednesday 12 August) reveal.
In a first for the UK, Lincoln based Internet Service Provider, AB Internet Ltd, has signed a contract with GigaPlus Argyll, working in partnership with Community Broadband Scotland, to deliver NGA compliant superfast broadband services via Fixed Wireless Access, to communities across west coast of Scotland.
Minister visit the Technology Hub at the University of Lincoln as Lincolnshire broadband rollout reaches 74k homes in Lincolnshire
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Record online and mobile shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been reported in the UK based on consumer transaction data analysed by IBM.
This week, plans are underway to help make 4G mobile broadband faster, Virgin Media joins the price hike party, and Which? has some shocking findings on the price of line rentals.
Government’s rollout of superfast broadband has passed more than 1.5 million premises and is reaching 40,000 additional homes and businesses every week.
The Lincolnshire Technology Hubs, set up as part of the county council’s onlincolnshire project to give businesses access to state-of-the-art digital technology, have won a national award.
This week, EE offers TV service to broadband customers, TalkTalk is hiking its phone and broadband service prices, and Ofcom is trying to get more spectrum for 4G operators.
Travellers on two of the UK’s biggest airlines will now be able to use their Wi-Fi enabled devices throughout the duration of the flight thanks to new regulations.
This week, the next generation 4G network debuts in the UK, quarterly results show BT is serving 3.3m fibre customers, and alternative providers could join forces to rival BT.
Ofcom is working with Google to introduce new wireless technology in the UK - the first country in Europe likely to do so.
This week, BT is recruiting more staff to speed up the superfast broadband rollout and 1 in 3 Brits tired to nick their neighbours’ Wi-Fi, a survey shows.
This week, faster 4G mobile broadband is on its way, a study finds 25Mbps is enough for most households, and Google might have found a wireless alternative to fibre.
The average broadband speed delivered by cable services is now faster than that of fibre, according to Ofcom research.
This week, the government says broadband in the UK is among the best in Europe, but surveys show that schools and small businesses are still suffering from slower speeds.
This week, mobile operators are discussing with the government how to improve rural coverage, BT thinks it can deliver superfast broadband through copper wires, and small firms are still struggling with poor connectivity.
This week, a report looks in depth at the state of rural broadband in the country and find out the best 4G network in the UK.
Consumers are expecting more from the mobile broadband experience provided by their chosen operators, according to new research from Vasona Networks.
This week, Virgin Media is increasing the price of broadband without a phone line, the East Midlands get a cyber threat sharing node, and a look at how the cloud revolution is changing IT.
Superfast broadband is boosting e-retailing and could result in a £740 million uplift in annual online spending once the rollout across Britain is completed.
This week, a village claims to have the fastest rural broadband in the country, local government will get access to a superfast broadband network, and BT is launching 4G for business.
This week, find out more precisely if superfast broadband has reached your cabinet, a boost for 4G too, and how quicker mobile broadband can save you an hour a day.
This week, BT is trialling a new fibre broadband technology, switching providers is too costly, according to CAB, and good broadband can boost your property’s price.
UK consumers believe that they can’t do without the internet and mobile phones, new Ofcom research revealed.
This week, new figures show the parental controls brought in by the government are not popular with users, the Isles of Scilly have a new way of getting superfast broadband, and UK has one of the best broadband coverage in Europe, a report has found.
A new report published this week by the Federation of Small businesses (FSB) is calling for government to adopt much more ambitious targets for rolling out high speed broadband for businesses across the UK.
This week, future tech showcase from BBC as a trial of UltraHD streaming over 4G begins, Google is looking to expand its superfast fibre network in the UK, and BT will start operating as a mobile network again, but only for businesses.
This week, the government now aims for 100% superfast broadband coverage, four satellites are launched to provide Internet in hard to reach places, and villagers install fibre broadband themselves.
Telecoms gear maker Ericsson has showcased tests for new 5G mobile technology capable of reaching speeds 250 times faster than current 4G, and up to 395 times quicker than broadband.
This week, speed rankings name Virgin the top broadband provider, while one in five popular websites are blocked by content filters and £10m is being spent on finding out the cost of getting superfast broadband to the final 5%.
This week, high-speed broadband is coming to south Lincolnshire villages, BT will have to fix broadband faults in two days from next month, and turns out urban areas have problems with slow broadband too.
Ofcom is looking at what BT charges other providers and people for fibre optic broadband, which could see prices go down.
This week, the World Cup is set to bring along record levels of content streaming, EE opens up its broadband offerings to everyone, while more employment is predicted in the telecoms sector.
BT has signed a £440 million deal with three wind farms to secure renewable energy to help power its UK operations.
This week, £2 per month broadband deals are probably too good to be true, the Mablethorpe digital hub will teach businesses to make their own apps, and BT is ditching Yahoo for its mail services.
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