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The Broadband World this Week - Week 33

15th August 2014
The Broadband World this Week - Week 33

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.

Village claims to have the fastest rural broadband

A village which is mentioned in the Domesday book now has the fastest rural broadband according to the local telecoms group. The ancient hamlet of Brantingham, in East Riding Yorkshire, is enjoying some of the fastest download speeds recorded by local ISP KC Group. However, BT has disagreed with the claim.

Read more at Broadband Finder

CityFibre to provide gigabit fibre to local government over PSN

Local authorities in the UK will be able to access gigabit broadband over the government’s Public Services Network (PSN) for the first time, after CityFibre agreed to a deal to open its fibre to managed service provider EasyNet. CityFibre will supply dark fibre connectivity to EasyNet as part of an overall service offered over the PSN – a “network of networks” that aims to make it easier and cheaper for local governments to procure network services.

Read more at TechWeek Europe

BT Business mobile launches 4G

BT Business will offer quick and easy access to mobile data with the launch of its new 4G mobile plans. Every new BT Business Mobile connection now comes with 4G access and unlimited BT Wi-fi as standard and at no extra cost, offering small to medium sized businesses better connectivity from their mobile service than ever before.

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