National Broadband News

The Broadband World this Week - Week 26

27th June 2014
The Broadband World this Week - Week 26

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.

Not just rural but urban areas too put up with slow broadband

Some people living in urban areas are still putting up with very low broadband speeds, according to an Ofcom study that reveals a varying picture of coverage and take-up across major cities.

The research examined 11 UK cities, and found wide variations in the proportion of premises on a relatively slow broadband connection (2 Mbps and below).

Read more in Digital by Default

Gigaclear to bring high-speed broadband to south Lincolnshire villages

Broadband firm Gigaclear has signed a deal to bring its fibre-to-the-home network to Tallington, Bainton, Barnack, Helpston, Marholm, Ashton, Pilsgate and Ufford.

If 30% of residents sign up, the company will connect to the Peterborough CORE network, currently being built by CityFibre, which will allow the firm to offer speeds of up to 1,000Mpbs for both downloads and uploads to rural residents.

Read more in the Rutland and Stamford Mercury

Ofcom gives BT two day deadline to fix broadband faults

BT Openreach targets for installing and repairing phone and broadband connections will come into force on July 1.

Openreach must repair 70% of faults within one to two working days of being notified, increasing to 80% by 2016 and it must complete 55% of installations within 12 days, which will also increase to 80% in two years.

Read more at IT Pro