Do We Really Need “Superfast” Broadband?

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By Keith Oddy, ISPreview UK | July 27th, 2014 Do we really need 1Mbps, 10Mbps, 100Mbps or even 1000Mbps (1Gbps) of Internet download and upload speed to enjoy the online world? It’s an interesting question and one with many different answers, usually depending upon both your perspective and personal expectations. But how much Internet speed…

Telford and Wrekin UK Re-joins BDUK Superfast Broadband Rollout

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 19th, 2014 The Labour-led Telford and Wrekin council in England, which two years ago dropped out of the £24.6m Connecting Shropshire project that was setup with BT to improve local broadband connectivity, are preparing to put a £2m funding request into the related Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme…

Alternative Superfast Broadband Plan for South Yorkshire UK Picks BT

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 15th, 2014 The South Yorkshire (England) councils of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield appear to have progressed a proposal to roll-out superfast broadband (24Mbps+) connectivity across the region by matching an investment offer of £10.4 million from the Broadband Delivery UK programme, which will help to replace the…

39 New Local Growth Deals to Improve Superfast Broadband in England

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 7th, 2014 The Government has today announced an investment of £6bn to help fund the first wave of 39 new Growth Deals with businesses and local authorities across England, which among other things will also bring new money to build new homes and improve the coverage of superfast…

London’s Tech City Still Suffering a Lack of Superfast Broadband

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 4th, 2014 The government’s plans for Shoreditch’s Tech City have been criticised by Labour MP Meg Hillier after it was claimed that around a third of local businesses, not to mention many homes, are still without access to high-speed broadband, while the £3,000 Connection Voucher (“Super-Connected Cities“) scheme…

UK Government Targets 100% Superfast Broadband Coverage

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview | July 3rd, 2014 The Government’s Communications Minister, Edward Vaizey (MP), has today told the House of Commons that the money they’ve already allocated should “give us the figure we need to get to 100%” (coverage of superfast broadband connectivity). We remain to be convinced. At present the £1.2bn Broadband Delivery…