Newsround

The Newsround

Keep up to date with the latest news from across the broadband arena. News includes the latest information for residents and businesses from across the UK

3 July 2015

Cable.co.uk

Average Briton spends £144 a year on streaming and downloads

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/average-briton-spends-144-a-year-on-streaming-and-downloads-700000835/

 

Cable.co.uk

EU roaming charges to be scrapped by June 2017

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/eu-mobile-roaming-charges-to-be-scrapped-by-june-2017-700000829/

 

Cable.co.uk

EE, Vodaphone and BT top table of most complained about providers

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/ee-vodafone-and-bt-top-table-of-most-complained-about-providers-700000827/

 

Cable.co.uk

UK has the world’s fastest mobile broadband connections

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/uk-has-the-worlds-fastest-mobile-broadband-connections-report-700000825/

 

ITProPortal

Airband to deliver high speed broadband to Dartmoor National Parks

http://www.itproportal.com/2015/07/03/airband-to-deliver-high-speed-broadband-to-dartmoor-and-exmoor-national-parks/

 

ISP Review

Study Find BT Fibre Broadband Rollout benefitted Cornwall by £136m

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/07/study-claims-bts-fibre-broadband-rollout-benefitted-cornwall-by-gbp186m.html

 

Think Broadband

Winners of 2015 ISPA awards announced

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/7031-winners-of-2015-ispa-awards-announced.html

The Star

Broadband Minister in Sheffield warns that free £3000 vouchers are running out

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/business/business-news/broadband-minister-in-sheffield-warns-free-3-000-vouchers-are-running-out-1-7339558

 

 

12 June 2015

Cable.co.uk

Customers can end contract if broadband is too slow – Ofcom

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/customers-can-end-contract-if-broadband-is-too-slow-ofcom-700000770/

 Cable.co.uk

Ofcom to investigate broadband provides ‘systematically making it difficult’ for customers to switch

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/ofcom-to-investigate-broadband-providers-systematically-making-it-difficult-for-customers-to-switch-700000768/

Cable.co.uk

Apple Pay to Launch in UK next month

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/apple-pay-to-launch-in-uk-next-month-700000760/

Cable .co.uk

Champions League football will be free for BT TV customers

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/champions-league-football-will-be-free-for-bt-tv-customers-700000762/

5 June 2015

Cable.co.uk

Superfast Broadband boots Yorkshires RSPCA fundraising drive

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/superfast-broadband-boosts-yorkshire-rspcas-fundraising-drive-700000750/

 

Think Broadband

Speed Test Results for May

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6978-speed-test-results-for-may-2015.html

 

Broadband Finder

Average UK broadband speed to rise in next 4 years

http://www.broadband-finder.co.uk/news/average-uk-broadband-speed-to-rise-in-next-4-years

 

ISP Review

Satellite might not be the best fix for UK and EU Superfast Broadband

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/05/satellite-might-not-be-the-best-fix-for-uk-and-eu-superfast-broadband.htm

Cable.co.uk

The million-pound London riverside apartments with ‘useless broadband’

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/residents-slam-useless-broadband-at-london-riverside-development-700000748/

29 May 2015

Cable.co.uk

Westminster residents urged to sign up for fibre broadband campaign

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/westminster-residents-urged-to-sign-up-for-fibre-broadband-campaign-700000720/

ISP Review

The March 2015 BDUK and BT Fibre Broadband Uptake Figures

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/05/the-march-2015-bduk-and-bt-fibre-broadband-uptake-figures.html

Cable.co.uk

Celebrations as North Yorkshire Broadband Scheme reaches milestone

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/celebrations-as-north-yorkshire-broadband-scheme-reaches-milestone-700000724/

 Cable.co.uk

Older people need ‘more support’ to get online

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/older-people-need-more-support-to-get-online-700000722/

22nd May 2015

ISP Review

Survey finds UK house buyers rejecting homes with slow broadband

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/05/survey-finds-uk-house-buyers-rejecting-homes-with-slow-broadband.html

Fibre Systems

Ofcom says BT must offer rivals access to dark fibre

http://www.fibre-systems.com/news/story/ofcom-says-bt-must-offer-rivals-access-dark-fibre

Broadband finder

Sky launches recycling scheme for old equipment

http://www.broadband-finder.co.uk/news/sky-launches-recycling-scheme-for-old-equipment

ISP Review

Business Leaders tell UK Government to spend more on broadband

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/05/business-leaders-tell-uk-government-to-spend-more-on-broadband.html

BBC News

New Ultrafast broadband trial starts in Swansea

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-32805441

Telecoms

Can white space solutions solve the rural broadband challenge ?

http://telecoms.com/opinion/can-white-space-solutions-solve-the-rural-broadband-challenge/

IT Pro

Report says BDUK worked, but warns on broadband competition

http://www.itpro.co.uk/broadband/24646/report-says-bduk-worked-but-warns-on-broadband-competition

15th May 2015

Computer Weekly.com

Rural fibre firm Gigaclear gets £30m to build gigabit broadband

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500246044/Rural-fibre-firm-Gigaclear-gets-30m-to-build-gigabit-broadband

 

Think Broadband

John Whittingdale MP appointed Secretary of State of Culture, Media and Sport

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6954-john-whittingdale-mp-appointed-secretary-of-state-for-culture-media-and-sport.html

Andover Advertiser

BT under fire from Winchester residents for £30,000 broadband ‘ransom’

http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/regional/winchester/12947721._/

ISP Review

BT Openreach UK begins to trial a fix for G.INP Broadband woes

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/05/bt-openreach-uk-begins-to-trial-fix-for-g-inp-broadband-problems.html

 

Business Quarter

Juke Box Manufacturer expands with superfast broadband

http://www.bqlive.co.uk/2015/05/13/juke-box-manufacturer-expands-with-superfast-broadband/

Gov.UK

2.5 million more homes and businesses can now go superfast

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/25-million-more-uk-homes-and-businesses-can-now-go-superfast

Computer Weekly.com

BDUK Broadband hitting 6,800 homes per million pounds spent

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500246270/BDUK-hitting-6800-homes-per-million-pound-spent

Real Wire

British ISP offering free equipment to help connect people struggling with slow broadband

http://www.realwire.com/releases/British-ISP-offering-free-equipment-to-help-connect-people-struggling

1st May 2015

Cable.co.uk

Villages left waiting for superfast broadband after BT ‘changed it’s mind’, councillor claims

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/villagers-left-waiting-for-superfast-broadband-after-bt-changed-its-mind-councillor-claims-700000612/

Think Broadband

Competition for £3000 broadband grants for business increasing

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6922-competition-for-3-000-superfast-grants-for-businesses-increasing.html

Think Broadband

New ASA ruling may mean less fibre roll-out information

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6933-new-asa-ruling-may-mean-less-fibre-roll-out-information.html

 

ISP Review

UK Property Sales Website Zoopla set to include more broadband info

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/04/uk-property-sales-website-zoopla-set-to-include-more-broadband-info.html

Business Reporter

5 Best Broadband Providers in the UK

http://business-reporter.co.uk/2015/04/29/5-best-broadband-providers-in-the-uk/

Trusted Reviews

Broadband speeds to influence a fifth of UK voters

http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/broadband-speeds-to-influence-a-fifth-of-uk-voters

Cable.couk

BT and Openreach mislead customers checking broadband availability

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-and-openreach-misled-customers-checking-broadband-availability-700000603/

27th March 2015

Gov.UK

Civil Service ‘Digital Friends’ to help get the UK on line

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/civil-service-digital-friends-to-help-get-the-uk-online

Cable.co.uk

5G mobile networks will allow us to touch through the internet

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/5g-mobile-networks-will-allow-us-to-touch-through-the-internet-700000522/

Think Broadband

Gigaclear to start roll out in Welland Valley

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6903-gigaclear-to-start-roll-out-in-welland-valley.html

ISP Review

Ed Vaizey calls on councils to push superfast broadband for new builds

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/03/ed-vaizey-calls-on-councils-to-push-superfast-broadband-for-new-builds.html

Think Broadband

Government response Rural Affairs Report on Broadband

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6905-government-response-rural-affairs-report-on-broadband.html

Think Broadband

Poll Results: Is Government money on superfast advertising worth it?

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6900-poll-results-is-government-money-on-superfast-advertising-worth-it.html

Cable.co.uk

Councils should make sure new-builds have superfast broadband

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/councils-should-make-sure-new-builds-have-superfast-broadband-700000531/

The Register

Does your broadband feel faster? Akamai says it went up 20%

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/26/does_your_internet_connection_feel_faster_akamai_says_it_went_up_20_per_cent/

20th March 2015

Cable.co.uk

Gigabit broadband rollout gives Peterborough ‘competitive advantage’

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/gigabit-broadband-rollout-gives-peterborough-competitive-advantage-700000514/

Think Broadband

Surrey announces formal completion of main phase of fibre roll out

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6893-surrey-announces-formal-completion-of-main-phase-of-fibre-roll-out.html

Think Broadband

Looking into the Broadband Universal Service Obligation

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6890-looking-into-the-broadband-universal-service-obligation.html

Think Broadband

New national plan to bring ultra-fast broadband to all homes

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6888-new-national-plan-to-bring-ultra-fast-broadband-to-almost-all-homes.html

Think Broadband

Thousands rate their broadband providers and small is big

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6882-thousands-rate-their-broadband-providers-and-small-is-big.html

ISP Review

Masses of Broadband Routers still vulnerable to directory traversal hack

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/03/masses-of-broadband-routers-still-vulnerable-to-directory-traversal-hack.html

13th March 2015

Think Broadband

Is 25Mbps satellite broadband really a superfast solution?

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6865-is-25-mbps-satellite-broadband-really-a-superfast-solution.html

Think Broadband

Speed Test Results for February 2015

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6868-speed-test-results-for-february-2015.html

This is Money.co.uk

Healthcare goes Hi-tech; smart gadgets to revolutionise pharma in the hunt for cures

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-2976334/Healthcare-goes-hi-tech-Smart-gadgets-revolutionise-pharma-hunt-cures.html

Cable.co.uk

Wifi customers to benefit from new mobile signal technology

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/vodafone-customers-to-benefit-from-new-signal-boost-technology-700000492/

 City A.M.

Digital probe sparks row over broadband as Sky and Talk-Talk press Ofcom to break up BT and Openreach

http://www.cityam.com/211537/digital-probe-sparks-row-over-broadband

Comms Dealer

Gamma launches converged FTTC broadband service

http://www.comms-dealer.com/industry-news/gamma-launches-converged-fttc-broadband-service

27th February 2015

ISP Review

Cheltenham councillors call on property developers to build Fast Broadband

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/02/cheltenham-councillors-call-on-property-developers-to-build-fast-broadband.html

 

Cable.co.uk

Campaign to map London’s mobile not-spots could go nationwide

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/campaign-to-map-londons-mobile-not-spots-could-go-nationwide-700000458/

Ofcom

Nearly one in three broadband connections are now superfast

http://media.ofcom.org.uk/news/2015/broadband-speeds-november2014/

Cable.co.uk

Rural areas left behind as UK broadband speeds increase

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/rural-areas-left-behind-as-uk-broadband-speeds-increase-700000468/

Think Broadband

WarwickNet delivers flexible fibre solution to Tanshire Park, Elstead

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6852-warwicknet-delivers-flexible-fibre-solution-to-tanshire-park-elstead.html

Think Broadband

Gigaclear brings pure fibre to Uppingham boarding school

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6851-gigaclear-brings-pure-fibre-to-uppingham-boarding-school.html

20th February 2015

Western Morning News

Calls for market watchdog to investigate broadband contract

http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Calls-market-watchdog-investigate-broadband/story-26032197-detail/story.html

ISP Review

Rural Broadband Solution Found, Put Wifi on sheep and badgers

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/02/rural-broadband-solution-found-put-wifi-on-sheep-and-badgers.html

 

Cable.co.uk

Gigaclear investment a £6.5m boost for rural broadband

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/gigaclear-investment-a-6-5m-boost-for-rural-broadband-700000444/

 

Think Broadband

House of Lords calls for internet access to be a utility

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6845-house-of-lords-calls-for-internet-access-to-be-a-utility.html

Think Broadband

Welsh Government thinks of plugging BT gaps

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6843-welsh-government-talks-of-plugging-bt-gaps.html

13th February 2015

Broadband Finder

Four more cities added to broadband voucher scheme

http://www.broadband-finder.co.uk/news/four-more-cities-added-to-broadband-voucher-scheme

Cable.co.uk

Government’s superfast rollout reaches two million properties

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/governments-superfast-broadband-rollout-reaches-two-million-properties-700000435/

Cable.co.uk

Homes with gigabit broadband are more marketable – Hyperoptic boss

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/homes-with-gigabit-broadband-are-more-marketable-hyperoptic-boss-700000437/

Computing

Inner London has the worst broadband infrastructure in the UK, according to Government figures

http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2394567/london-has-some-of-worst-broadband-infrastructure-in-the-uk-according-to-government-figures

Broadband Genie

How to protect your digital life from hackers and viruses

http://www.broadbandgenie.co.uk/blog/20120912-how-protect-your-digital-life

Computer Weekly.com

Digital Minister, Ed Vaizey hints EC could allow Stage Aid for broadband in cities

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240240098/Digital-minister-Ed-Vaizey-hints-EC-could-allow-state-aid-for-broadband-in-cities

Farming UK

Satellite Broadband industry geared up to close rural broadband gap

http://www.farminguk.com/News/Satellite-broadband-industry-geared-up-to-close-rural-broadband-gap_31843.html

Think Broadband

4 Million extra homes to be covered by Virgin Media

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6840-4-million-extra-homes-to-be-passed-by-virgin-media-network.html

5th February 2015

Cable .co.uk

MP’s: Governments broadband speeds are ‘outdated’

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/mps-government-broadband-speed-targets-are-outdated-700000415/

Cable.co.uk

Midlands Superfast broadband project expands with £10m investment

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/midlands-superfast-broadband-project-expands-with-10m-investment-700000417/

Think Broadband

Government thinks opening up public sector networks will help broadband

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6816-government-thinks-opening-up-public-sector-networks-will-help-broadband.html

Computer Weekly.com

2Mbps broadband not good enough says Efra Committee programme

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240239378/2Mbps-broadband-not-good-enough-says-EFRA-Committee-report

 

NFU

Farmers must not be left out in broadband roll out

http://www.nfuonline.com/news/latest-news/farmers-must-not-be-left-out-in-broadband-rollout/

30 January 2015

ISP Review

Gigaclear begin FTTP broadband roll out for rural Northamptonshire villages

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/01/gigaclear-begins-fttp-broadband-rollout-rural-northamptonshire-villages.html

 

Chronicle and Echo

Ultra-fast internet set to benefit villages in Northamptonshire

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/ultra-fast-internet-set-to-benefit-villages-in-northamptonshire-1-6540476

Think Broadband

Read, digest NAO report, and then watch PAC take on BDUK and BT

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6805-read-digest-nao-bduk-report-and-then-watch-pac-take-on-bt-and-bduk.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Northants Herald and Post

3300 New homes and business in Northants to get superfast broadband thanks to £1.2million cash injection

http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/3-300-homes-businesses-Northampton-superfast/story-25937395-detail/story.html

Cable.co.uk

Hodge attacks BT over lack of transparency on rural broadband

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/hodge-attacks-bt-over-lack-of-transparency-on-rural-broadband-700000403/

Cable.co.uk

Eight times as many devices connected to UK broadband networks by 2022, says Ofcom

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/eight-times-as-many-devices-connected-to-uk-broadband-networks-by-2022-says-ofcom-700000394/

Think Broadband

Openreach G Fast Roll Out to Start in 2016/17

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6810-openreach-g-fast-roll-out-to-start-in-2016-2017.html

23 January 2015

ISP Review

Ed Vaizey dodges question on 2018 Superfast Roll Out Delay

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2015/01/ed-vaizey-dodges-question-2018-superfast-broadband-rollout-delay.html

Cable.co.uk

Broadband users unaware of public wifi security flaws

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/broadband-users-unaware-of-public-wi-fi-security-flaws-700000384/

Think Broadband

WarwickNet brings fibre based broadband speeds to Derby business park

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6788-warwicknet-brings-fibre-based-broadband-speeds-to-derby-business-park.html

Cable.co.uk

UK broadband customers will be able to stream 4K TV with as little as 15Mbps

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/

Broadband Choices

Vodaphone shortlists 40 more ‘not spots’ for 3G

http://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/news/mobile/vodafone-shortlists-40-more-notspots-for-3g-00183

Think Broadband

Three to buy O2 thus creating the largest UK mobile operator

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6795-three-to-buy-o2-and-created-largest-uk-mobile-operator.html

9 January 2015

Think Broadband

Fibre to the Remote Node spotted in North Yorkshire

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6773-fibre-to-the-remote-node-spotted-in-north-yorkshire.html

Cable.co.uk

Government sets sights on faster broadband for new-build homes

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/government-sets-sights-on-faster-broadband-for-new-build-homes-700000361/

Cable.co.uk

Public Services Should be moved online- The Cloud

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/public-services-should-be-moved-online-says-the-cloud-700000363/

Cable.co.uk

Rural group doubts claims of jobs boost from superfast broadband

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/public-services-should-be-moved-online-says-the-cloud-700000363/

Computer Weekly.com

UK Outdone by European broadband

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240237783/UK-outdone-by-superfast-European-broadband

MoneySavingExpert.com

TallTalk to take over Tesco broadband and home phone customers

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/utilities/2015/01/talktalk-to-take-over-tesco-broadband-and-home-phone-customers

MoneySavingExpert.com

Virgin Media begins notifying non- cable customers of transfer to TalkTalk

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/phones/2015/01/virgin-media-begins-notifying-non-cable-customers-of-transfer-to-talktalk-

Telecom TV

Broadband provider offers a free Chromecast – the cheapest way to triple play

http://www.telecomtv.com/articles/broadband/broadband-provider-offers-a-free-chromecast-the-cheapest-way-to-triple-play-12063/

15th December

Think Broadband

Northamptonshire Signs Contract for 95% Signing

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6760-northamptonshire-signs-contract-for-95-target.html

Cable.co.uk

BT/EE Deal raises deals raises fears of ‘undue market power’

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/btee-deal-raises-fears-of-undue-market-power-700000328/

Broadband Choices

Government urges viewers to join ‘superfast nation’

http://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/news/broadband/government-urges-viewers-to-join-superfast-nation-00113

Think Broadband

Superfast nation to be helped with TV advert

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6756-superfast-broadband-nation-to-be-helped-with-tv-advert.html

Cable.co.uk

Government funding blocking EU cash for local superfast broadband projects-expert

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/government-funding-blocking-eu-cash-for-local-superfast-broadband-projects-expert-700000337/

8th December

Broadband News

Ofcoms new map will let you check mobile, tv and broadband coverage

http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2014/12/ofcoms-new-map-will-let-check-mobile-tv-broadband-coverage.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+shinyshiny%2FIbAC+%28Shiny+Shiny%29

cable.co.uk

BDUK chief Exec: Extend business broadband vouchers to 50 cities

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/bduk-chief-exec-extend-business-broadband-vouchers-to-50-cities-700000308/

Cable.co.uk

Next Generation wi-fi hotspots will connect ‘without you knowing about it’

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/next-generation-wi-fi-hotspots-will-connect-you-without-you-knowing-about-it-700000305/

Broadband News

UK broadband not up to scratch, Ofcom claims

http://www.itpro.co.uk/broadband/23682/uk-broadband-not-up-to-scratch-ofcom-claims

Cable.co.uk

Virgin Media and Relish ads banned following complaints from BT

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/virgin-media-and-relish-ads-banned-following-complaints-from-bt-700000313/

Cable co.uk

Attitudes to technology are creating a digital divide in UK government

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/attitudes-to-technology-are-creating-digital-divide-in-uk-government-700000312/

Ist December

Cable.co.uk

UK will not be an early adapter of 5G-O2

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/uk-will-not-be-early-adopter-of-5g-o2-700000284/

Cable.co.uk

Consumers shun High Street businesses that don’t offer free wifi

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/consumers-shun-high-street-businesses-that-dont-offer-free-wi-fi-700000294/

Cable.co.uk

Digital exclusion a ‘major’ disadvantage to farmers and other rural businesses

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/digital-exclusion-a-major-disadvantage-to-farmers-and-other-rural-businesses-700000301/

Cable.co.uk

Budget broadband is the key to digital inclusion

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/budget-broadband-is-the-key-to-digital-inclusion-700000299/

Cable.co.uk

Digital skills apprenticeships help businesses capture’ the best young talent’

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/digital-skills-apprenticeships-help-businesses-capture-the-best-young-talent-700000290/

Think Broadband

SuperConnected cities voucher scheme extended to March 2016

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6738-superconnected-cities-voucher-scheme-extended-to-march-2016.html

Think Broadband

EE starts new trial with Mesh technology for rural broadband

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6737-ee-starts-new-trial-with-mesh-technology-for-rural-broadband.html

24th November

Cable.co.uk

Cities should not rely on Government to improve digital infrastructure

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/cities-should-not-rely-on-government-to-improve-digital-infrastructure-700000272/

Broadband News

Peterborough Vale hits Gigabit order target

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6727-peterborough-vale-area-hits-gigabit-order-target.htmlhttp

ISPReview

WarwickNet butts heads with ITS Technology Broadband roll out in Derby

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2014/11/warwicknet-butts-heads-technology-broadband-rollout-derby-uk.html

Cable.co.uk

In car wi-fi part of the future of connectivity

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/in-car-wi-fi-part-of-the-future-of-connectivity–700000275/

Cable.co.uk

99% think government broadband speed is too low

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/99-think-government-broadband-speed-target-is-too-slow-700000277/

Cable.co.uk

Second screens’ have huge knock on effect’ on child health

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/second-screens-having-huge-knock-on-effect-on-child-health-700000283/

17th November

BDUK chief Exec: Broadband for business a priority

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/bduk-chief-exec-broadband-for-business-a-priority-700000244/

 Free Wifi for Tesco Stores and Eds EasyDiners

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6715-free-wi-fi-for-tesco-stores-and-eds-easy-diner.html

Broadband speed and the differences in averages

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6711-broadband-speed-and-the-difference-in-averages.html

 EE says ‘dark fibre’ will deliver gigabit speeds to mobiles

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/ee-says-dark-fibre-will-deliver-gigabit-speeds-to-mobiles-700000254/

10th November

BDUK projects have rolled out 8,500 street cabinets as 1.5 million premises passed

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6710-bduk-projects-have-rolled-out-8-500-street-cabinets-as-1-5-million-premises-passed.html

How fast is your broadband provider?

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6699-how-fast-is-your-broadband-provider.html

BT “Fibre Broadband” Expands to 150,000 Extra Premises in Scotland

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2014/11/bt-fibre-broadband-expands-150000-extra-premises-scotland.html

UK military airwaves go up for auction

http://www.cbronline.com/news/tech/networks/networking/ofcom-to-auction-military-airwaves-to-free-up-more-4g-spectrum-101114-4433208

BT explains hitting only 2.8% of its fibre-to-the-premises target

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-explains-hitting-only-2-8-of-its-fibre-to-the-premises-target-700000241/

Head of government BDUK project predicts 30% superfast broadband adoption despite 95% availability

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/head-of-government-bduk-project-predicts-30-superfast-broadband-adoption-despite-95-availability-700000240/

 

3rd November

 Employees more dangerous than cyber criminals

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/employees-more-dangerous-than-cyber-criminals-700000203/

Alternative providers could join forces to rival BT

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/alternative-providers-could-join-forces-to-rival-bt-700000201/

Manufacturers Criticise “Poor” National UK Broadband Infrastructure

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2014/11/uk-manufacturers-criticise-poor-national-broadband-infrastructure.html

 

Isolation driving rural broadband demand

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/isolation-driving-rural-broadband-demand-700000204/

 

Happy ‘Gimme Fibre Day 2014’

http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2014/11/happy-gimme-fibre-day-2014.html

Campaigners: Rural broad band enquiry is a “ step in the right direction”

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/campaigners-rural-broadband-inquiry-is-a-step-in-the-right-direction-700000209/

Mixed reaction to government plans for wifi in public places

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/mixed-reaction-to-government-plans-for-wi-fi-in-public-buildings-700000218/

Government position on rural Broadband is ‘nonsense’

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/government-position-on-rural-broadband-is-nonsense-700000210/

27th October

Geeky Brits to thank for better broadband –

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/geeky-brits-to-thank-for-better-broadband-700000182/

Rural Broadband: Small providers offer best ‘bang out of your public sector buck’

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/rural-broadband-small-providers-offer-best-bang-out-of-your-public-sector-buck-700000181/

Europe needs to’ change the rules’ for broadband providers

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/europe-needs-to-change-the-rules-for-broadband-providers-700000177/

Slow broadband – it maybe your neighbours using your wifi

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/i/6680.html

 Broadband signal raises house prices

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/broadband-signal-raises-house-prices.25688033

Brits “would choose a house based on its internet speed”

http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/homeowners-internet-speeds-broadband-halifax-154199

 Its official Brits have abandoned the landline

http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/uk-landline-mobile-relish-154002

Government are putting free Wifi in 1000 public buildings

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240233654/Government-offers-free-Wi-Fi-in-1000-public-buildings

Vaizey: Public-building wi-fi cash will keep cities ‘internationally competitive’

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/vaizey-public-building-wi-fi-cash-will-keep-cities-internationally-competitive-700000196/

BT results reveal 3.4 million connected to Openreach Fibre

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6687-bt-results-reveal-3-4-million-connected-to-openreach-fibre.html

Gigaclear gigabit network in Otmoor up and running

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6684-gigaclear-gigabit-network-in-otmoor-up-and-running.html

 20th October

1000MBPS for villages in Northamptonshire
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6669-1000-mbps-for-villages-in-northamptonshire.htmll

1 in 3 homes based in Shetland gain access to fibre based broadband
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6667-1-in-3-homes-and-businesses-in-shetland-gain-access-to-fibre-based-broadband.html

6G launches high speed wireless broadband in Blackburn
https://www.cable.co.uk/news/6g-launches-high-speed-wireless-broadband-in-blackburn-801660260/

Gigaclear’s fibre broadband sees school kids streaming 50 HD You Tube Videos at once
http://recombu.com/digital/news/gigaclear-fibre-broadband-schoolkids-50-hd-youtube-videos

3rd October

UK broadband voucher scheme overhauled
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29325576

Broadband speeds plummet at 9pm as Britons flock online
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/11120664/Broadband-speeds-plummet-at-9pm-as-Britons-flock-online.html

Rural broadband group Gigaclear targets Aim
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a10b6602-39da-11e4-8aa2-00144feabdc0.html

UK Broadband “Among Best In Europe”, Says Culture Secretary
http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/uk-broadband-best-in-europe-153097

Virgin Media broadband trial delivers 1Gb speeds to Cambridgeshire village
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2370112/virgin-media-broadband-trial-delivers-1gb-speeds-to-cambridgeshire-village

EE launches 4G mobile broadband in another 18 towns
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2014/10/ee_launches_4g_mobile_broadband_in_another_18_towns/

BT claims 1Gb fibre broadband speed boost
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29360758

8th September

UK household broadband speeds on the rise with 3m new lines, says Ofcom
http://www.mirror.co.uk/features/uk-household-broadband-speeds-rise-4168740

BDUK seeking a better deal from broadband suppliers, says CEO
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2014/09/bduk_seeking_a_better_deal_from_broadband_suppliers_says_ceo/

‘Mole ploughing’ brings better broadband to rural Cumbria
http://www.broadbandchoice.co.uk/news/mole-ploughing-brings-better-broadband-to-rural-cumbria-801747089/

Rural fibre broadband project B4YS smashes initial funding target
http://recombu.com/digital/news/rural-fibre-broadband-b4ys-smashes-funding

Rural broadband reaches West Oxfordshire with a little help from the PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/11037867/Rural-broadband-reaches-West-Oxfordshire-with-a-little-help-from-the-PM.html

B4RN sub-project hits fundraising target for gigabit broadband rollout
https://www.cable.co.uk/news/b4rn-sub-project-hits-fundraising-target-for-gigabit-broadband-rollout-700000098/

New funding models are needed for rural broadband rollout, says community ISP
https://www.cable.co.uk/news/new-funding-models-are-needed-for-rural-broadband-rollout-says-community-isp–700000094/

Vodafone offers 4G mobile broadband across 304 towns and cities
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2014/09/vodafone_offers_4g_mobile_broadband_across_304_towns_and_cities/

Superfast broadband to deliver £740m boost to online retailers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11024758/Superfast-broadband-to-deliver-740m-boost-to-online-retailers.html

5th August

Coming soon to the Openreach website cabinet level information http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6575-coming-soon-to-the-openreach-website-cabinet-level-information.html

UK broadband is now more affordable than ever according to new research
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/uk-broadband-now-more-affordable-3990477

Doubling broadband speeds ‘can add 3% to house values’
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2014/08/doubling_broadband_speeds_can_add_3_to_house_values_/

Villagers dig their own superfast broadband network
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/10961754/Villagers-dig-their-own-superfast-broadband-network.html

Sky adds 50,000 broadband customers in last quarter
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6563-sky-adds-50-000-broadband-customers-in-last-quarter.html

7th July

Internet Services Provider’s Association award winners announced:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6546-ispa-awards-2014-winners-announced.html

EU offers funding and support through ‘Connected Communities’:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/eu-offers-broadband-funding-and-support-through-connected-communities-801734568/

UK government aiming for universal superfast coverage:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/uk-govt-aiming-for-universal-superfast-broadband-access-801734549/

Getting online worth £1000 annually to first time browsers:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/getting-online-worth-1k-a-year-to-first-time-browsers-says-bt-801734277/

Extension on cutting edge G-fast technology set to come in next year, speeds on copper cables to accelerate significantly:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/alcatel-lucent-claims-record-broadband-speed-via-copper-lines-801734116/
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2014/07/broadband_trial_achieves_amazing_10gb_speeds_over_copper_wires/

Government growth deals to deliver more funding for superfast broadband intervention deployment:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/growth-deals-to-provide-further-superfast-broadband-funding-801733539/

30th June

Innovation £10m fund to determine the real cost of serving the last 5%:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6534-10m-spend-to-find-out-real-cost-of-the-final-5-with-superfast-broadband.html

Gigaclear win £7.75 million additional funding to expand there broadband footprint including Northamptonshire:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/gigaclear-wins-7-75m-funding-boost-to-expand-fibre-broadband-footprint-801732643/

37% of Britons think business apps would increase productivity:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/37-of-britons-think-business-apps-would-boost-work-productivity-says-ee-801732935/

Virgin Media top UK broadband speed test:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/virgin-media-tops-ookla-broadband-speed-test-801732823/

Two fifths of UK workers regularly work remotely:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/research-finds-40-of-britons-regularly-work-flexibly-801732648/

Fibre technology also improves mobile network coverage:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/mobile-operators-need-more-fibre-say-rural-broadband-campaigners-700000063/

27th June

Online news now as popular as print:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/online-news-now-as-popular-as-print-says-ofcom-801731397/

Ofcom makes switching to fibre providers cheaper:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6517-one-week-to-go-till-fttc-migrations-become-cheaper.html

Ofcom introduce new regulation from 1st July that means Openreach have to fix the vast majority of problems within 2 days:
http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2014/06/26/openreach-must-hit-new-targets-from-next-week/

Country side alliance welcomes innovative broadband projects:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/countryside-alliance-welcomes-innovative-rural-broadband-projects-801730872/

16th June

Northamptonshire secures £5.5m for superfast broadband deployment:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/northants-secures-5-5m-superfast-broadband-funding-boost-801729342/

BDUK launching broadband postcode data review:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bduk-to-launch-broadband-postcode-data-review-801729708/

New Ofcom regulation proposed on BT wholesale prices to improve competition:
http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2014/06/19/new-proposals-to-ensure-competition-for-superfast-broadband-customers/

8 projects shortlisted for £10m broadband innovation fund:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6496-dcms-has-announced-successful-projects-for-its-10m-innovation-fund.html

Virgin Media are investing significantly more in their broadband infrastructure:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/virgin-media-investing-heavily-in-broadband-network-801729071/

Talk Talk launch annual digital hero search:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/talktalk-launches-annual-digital-heroes-search-801729073/

Google plan to use balloons for internet coverage is proceeding well:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/google-still-working-to-boost-internet-access-via-balloons-801729075/

Education system set for innovations in technology:
http://jisc.ac.uk/news/jisc-response-to-the-recommendations-from-the-further-education-learning-technology-action

St Pancreas International station installs the fastest wifi network in the UK:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/st-pancras-international-rolling-out-most-powerful-public-wi-fi-in-uk-801728723/

Ofcom publish a report on the availability of broadband in UK cities:
http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/2014/06/how-broadband-coverage-varies-between-cities/

South Korea and Europe team up to tackle the issue of 5G technology:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/eu-and-south-korea-join-forces-to-finalise-5g-specification-801728318/

9th June

Government broadband roll out will drive recruitment in telecoms and media:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/superfast-broadband-rollouts-to-boost-telecoms-hiring-says-manpowergroup-801727110/

24.6% of UK broadband users are now super-fast:
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2014/06/24_6_of_uk_broadband_users_are_now_super_fast_says_point_topic/

CEO of UK broadband is interested in taking part in the governments broadband roll out:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/uk-broadband-ceo-is-interested-in-participating-in-governments-rural-broadband-rollout-700000047/
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/broadband-solution-for-many-rural-areas-is-on-its-way-says-uk-broadband-ceo-700000046/

Commons speaker John Bercow makes firm case for e-voting:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/strong-case-for-e-voting-says-john-bercow-801727708/

30th May

MP hails Ofcom targets for BT Openreach:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/ofcom-targets-for-bt-openreach-hailed-by-mp-801725998/

Government launch new initiative to help businesses defend against online threats:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/cyber-essentials-scheme-to-help-businesses-defend-against-online-threats-801726279/

BT invest £440m in wind farms to power their entire UK network:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-invests-440m-in-wind-farms-to-run-uk-operations-801725626/

New research project to find a solution to a possible broadband capacity crunch:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/1-5m-project-set-to-tackle-internet-capacity-crunch-801725469/

Google invest 1 billion dollars in new satellite fleet improving satellite broadband coverage:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/google-investing-in-satellite-fleet-to-boost-internet-access-801725456/

Huawei hold successful 10 Gbps wifi trials:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/huawei-hails-successful-trial-of-10gbps-wi-fi-801724985/

26th May

2013 saw another 20.5 million homes in the EU are connected to superfast broadband:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/high-speed-broadband-available-to-another-20-5m-eu-homes-in-2013-801724034/

Skype to roll out real time translation feature by the end of 2014:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/skype-to-get-real-time-translation-feature-by-the-end-of-2014-801723584/

Chief exec of the Independent Networks Co-operative Association hails new EU legislation to put broadband in all new builds:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/independent-networks-chief-hails-EU-superfast-broadband-ruling-700000037/

EU gives a helping hand to smaller broadband roll outs:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/europe-to-cut-red-tape-on-smaller-broadband-rollouts-801723208/

Digital skills to reduce loneliness in over 65s:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/online-skills-would-fight-loneliness-in-over-65s-says-policy-exchange-801723103/

19th May

Milton Keynes set to trial a network of internet connected machines across the city:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-and-neul-to-roll-out-iot-network-in-milton-keynes-801722368/

BT to recruit 1,600 more engineers:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-to-create-1600-jobs-in-uk-wide-fibre-broadband-drive-801721234/

BT network repairs to speed up through Ofcom regulation:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-told-to-speed-up-broadband-and-phone-repairs-isps-respond-700000034/

MIT finds that wifi on the Moon is possible:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/wireless-broadband-could-arrive-on-the-moon-say-researchers-801722727/

12th May

New EU legislation means all new buildings must be broadband ready:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6462-eu-declares-that-from-2017-all-new-buildings-must-be-broadband-ready.html

BDUK have provided superfast broadband to over half a million premises:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bduk-programme-brings-superfast-broadband-to-508801-properties-801720770/

6.4 million UK residents have never been online:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/6-4m-uk-adults-have-never-been-online-801720218/

Government fund to help Female Entrepreneurs to capitalise on superfast broadband:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/govt-fund-to-help-female-entrepreneurs-capitalise-on-superfast-broadband-801719954/

5th May

Fibre deployment reaches 2/3 of UK premises:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6454-bt-claims-two-thirds-of-uk-premises-passed-by-fibre-based-service.html

BSkyB call for increased competition in broadband infrastructure:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/sky-call-for-competition-in-broadband-infrastructure-700000029/

Demand for superfast broadband continues to grow in the UK:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6453-bt-group-publishes-latest-figures-showing-growth-of-demand-for-fibre-services.html

Gigaclear and Hyperoptic nominated for best superfast broadband at ISPA’s 2014
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/gigaclear-and-hyperoptic-up-for-best-superfast-broadband-at-2014-ispas-801718930/

Virgin Media add 40,100 broadband customers in Q1 2014:
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2014/05/virgin_media_adds_40_1k_broadband_customers_in_q1_2014/

International Telecomunication Union (ITU) say 3 Bn people will be online this year:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/nearly-3bn-people-to-be-online-by-end-of-2014-says-itu-801717974/

28th April

Tracking broadband take up across the UK:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6438-tracking-superfast-broadband-adoption.html

Virgin Media launch major review of technology in education:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/virgin-media-business-launches-major-review-of-tech-in-education-801716064/

Ofcom announces plans to advance the UK’s wireless network over the coming decade:
http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2014/04/30/meeting-the-demands-for-wireless-services-ofcom-publishes-spectrum-blueprint-for-the-next-decade/

Tablets help older people to get online:
http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2014/04/29/tablets-help-drive-increase-in-older-people-going-online/

21st April

Poor broadband speeds holding back businesses says FSB:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/poor-broadband-holding-back-rural-businesses-says-fsb-801714040/

Ordinance Survey is the chosen organisation to map BT’s fibre cabinets:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/ordnance-survey-to-map-fibre-broadband-cabinet-locations-for-bt-801714311/

Q4 shows Global average broadband speed rising:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/global-average-broadband-connection-speed-up-in-q4-says-akamai-801714461/

50 slowest broadband streets in Britain:
http://www.uswitch.com/media-centre/2014/04/the-only-way-is-slow-wheatley-road-in-essex-erw-fawr-in-wales-are-britains-worst-streets-for-broadband/

Street with slowest internet speed in Britain:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-27147088

14th April

Ed Vaizey speaks about the rural-urban digital divide:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/government-working-hard-to-close-the-digital-divide-says-vaizey-700000022/

Ofcom calculate average UK connection as 17.8Mbps:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6429-ofcom-calculates-uk-average-speed-as-17-8-mbps.html

¼ of all UK home broadband connections are superfast:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/25-of-home-broadband-connections-are-superfast-says-ofcom-801712855/

Government aim to reduce digital exclusion by 25% in the next two years:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/govt-aims-to-cut-digital-exclusion-by-25-in-next-two-years-801712295/

7th April

BDUK overall project progress report:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6416-bduk-projects-overall-progress-report.html

Ed Vaizey defends rural broadband roll out:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/ed-vaizey-defends-rural-broadband-rollout-maps-700000020/

Superfast roll out approaching 400,000 premises:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/superfast-broadband-rollout-edges-towards-400000-premises-700000019/

Poll results- Is there enough information available on the fibre roll out:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6419-poll-results-the-level-of-fibre-roll-out-information.html

Half of the UK web users encounter internet connection issues on a daily basis:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/nearly-half-of-web-users-hit-with-daily-internet-problems-study-claims-801711548/

31st March

Superfast Northamptonshire’s newsletter is released:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6390-northhamptonshire-publishes-next-newsletter-to-update-project-progress.html

David Cameron joins broadband debate:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6401-prime-minister-confirms-bt-asked-to-provide-more-detail-on-roll-out.html

New East Anglia LEP plan to boost economy with the broadband roll out:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/new-anglia-plans-to-boost-economy-through-broadband-improvements-801709282/

BT launches 100Gbps fibre optic connection:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-launches-uk-wide-100gbps-fibre-optic-connectivity-801709066/

Altnets respond to PAC report on DCMS broadband roll out:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/altnets-respond-to-pac-rural-broadband-criticism-700000014/

Virgin Media make it easier for schools to access an ultrafast business connection:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/virgin-media-fibre-broadband-network-to-be-rolled-out-to-23500-schools-801708418/

25th March

Plusnet research find the majority of firms say connectivity is vital:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/plusnet-finds-77-of-firms-believe-connectivity-is-vital-801707310/

Ofcom publish ISP customer complaint data:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6382-latest-ofcom-complaint-data-shows-who-needs-to-do-more.html

Broadband postcode lottery in the EU:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/eu-facing-broadband-postcode-lottery-studies-claim-801706641/

£10m broadband pilot scheme open to bids:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bids-open-for-10m-superfast-broadband-funding-scheme-801705875/

Hyperoptic broadband in the UK:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/hyperoptic-ftth-broadband-rollout-reaches-150-properties-801705782/

Research shows that over the next 15 years VoIP will replace landline and mobile phone calls:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/voip-will-supplant-fixed-line-and-mobile-calls-in-15-years-says-messagenet-801705763/

17th March

Vectoring technology to speed up Irish Broadband:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6368-vectoring-to-bring-step-change-in-speeds-in-ireland.html

‘Which’ campaign for broadband speed guarantee:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6370-which-starts-campaign-for-broadband-speed-guarantee.html

Brits will spend longer on there broadband devices than watching TV this year:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/mobiles-and-computers-more-popular-than-tv-says-emarketer-801704094/

Increased spending on communications and entertainment reported:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/spending-on-tv-broadband-and-phone-services-increases-study-says-801703903/

10th March

Ofcom produce EU broadband scores:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6348-ofcom-publishes-latest-european-broadband-scorecard.html

Brits are Europe’s biggest smart phone shoppers:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/britons-are-europes-biggest-smartphone-shoppers-says-google-801703376/

Arrival of superfast broadband sees increased turnover in Belfast’s businesses:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/superfast-broadband-arrival-sees-20-belfast-firms-report-turnover-growth-801703109/

Virgin Media offers 500Gb of cloud storage space to its customers:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/virgin-media-cloud-offers-up-to-500gb-of-online-storage-801702988/

Point Topic say three in four UK homes can access superfast broadband:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/three-in-four-homes-can-get-superfast-broadband-says-point-topic-801702889/

UK leads EU on superfast broadband take up:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/uk-leads-major-eu-nations-on-superfast-broadband-take-up-says-ofcom-801702688/

BT overtake Virgin Media as the fastest internet service provider:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-overtakes-virgin-media-as-fastest-isp-says-netflix-801702266/

BT, BCS and CAS offer IT support and advice to primary school teachers:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-bcs-and-cas-to-offer-computer-science-advice-to-primary-teachers-801702047/

PGC urges chancellor Osborn to boost rural broadband funding:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/pcg-urges-chancellor-to-boost-rural-broadband-funding-in-budget-801701738/

3rd March

Poor rural broadband affecting education:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/poor-rural-broadband-connectivity-affecting-education-801701442/

Ofcom report on apps:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/ofcom-highlights-common-assumptions-of-app-store-users-801700942/

SME’s could be using broadband to better effect:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/smes-may-be-failing-to-capitalise-on-broadband-benefits-801700888/

Think Broadband publish broadband factsheet 2014:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6337-first-broadband-factsheet-update-for-2014.html

BBC Three go online only:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6335-popularity-of-broadband-may-be-behind-closure-of-bbc3-channel.html

Ofcom Guidance on telecoms contracts:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/ofcom-publishes-consumer-tips-for-telecoms-contracts-801700412/

Broadband speeds factor in most UK house moves:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/kc-says-broadband-speed-a-factor-in-71-of-home-moves-801699578/

24th February

Virgin boost their top internet speed again:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/virgin-media-boosts-top-tier-broadband-speed-to-152mbps-801698888/

British Pensioners are becoming more confident in using the internet:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/british-retirees-are-internet-aged-pensioners-study-says-801698556/

£250m in extra funding from the government bound for the broadband roll out:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/govt-allocates-additional-250m-of-superfast-broadband-funding-801697398/

Next round of funding allocations on a county basis:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6321-allocations-for-next-wave-of-broadband-funding-for-english-councils.html

Next round of funding allocations on national basis:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6319-first-indications-of-how-next-250m-of-broadband-funding-will-be-split.html

Rightmove become the first UK property portal website to list broadband speed:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6325-rightmove-adds-point-topic-broadband-speed-data-to-property-listings.html

Middle income houses paying more for their broadband than they have to:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/poor-credit-leads-to-higher-broadband-bills-study-claims-801696866/

17th February

Newcastle plans 97% coverage:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/newcastle-plans-97-superfast-broadband-coverage-801696041/

6.7 million adults in the UK have never been online:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/6-7m-uk-adults-have-never-been-online-801695481/

Google plan to introduce 10 Gbps fibre connections in the next 3 years:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/google-planning-10gbps-fibre-broadband-in-three-years-801694825/

First town goes live in Scottish broadband roll out:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/first-town-goes-live-in-digital-scotland-superfast-broadband-rollout-801694821/

Superfast Cornwall reaches 85% coverage:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/superfast-cornwall-fibre-broadband-coverage-reaches-85-801694689/

Lack of connectivity costing the UK £30bn a year:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/lack-of-connectivity-costing-economy-30bn-a-year-say-o2-and-cebr-801694574/

Metronet urge SMEs to apply for superfast funding:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/metronet-uk-urges-smes-to-apply-for-superfast-broadband-funding-801694360/

UK’s broadband roll out praised:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/ftth-council-europe-hails-uk-superfast-broadband-plans-801694059/

10th February

Virgin Media increase Superfast Customer base by 1m in 2013:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/virgin-media-adds-1m-homes-to-superfast-broadband-user-base-in-2013-801693713/

Edinborugh SMEs urged to apply for Superfast Broadband funding:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/edinburgh-smes-invited-to-apply-for-superfast-broadband-vouchers-801692617/

Bad weather causes an increased number of line faults:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/extreme-weather-leads-to-spike-in-openreach-fault-reports-801692393/#

Northern Ireland receive another 24.5 m to fill the gaps in their roll out:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6302-further-24-5m-to-fill-in-broadband-holes-in-northern-ireland.html

3rd February

DCMS ask for comments on the future digital infrastructure of the UK:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6295-want-to-shape-digital-uk-then-respond-to-a-dcms-report.html

£2.8m funding boost for Lincolnshire broadband roll out:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/2-8m-funding-boost-for-onlincolnshire-superfast-broadband-rollout-801691153/

First areas in Dorset to Benefit from public funded roll outs are announced:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6291-first-areas-of-dorset-to-benefit-from-superfast-project-announced.html

First areas in Warwick, Coventry and Solihull to Benefit from public funded roll outs are announced:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6282-first-areas-for-coventry-and-warwickshire-announced.html

CityFibre urges more businesses in Peterborough to show their demand for superfast:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/cityfibre-urges-peterborough-firms-to-show-demand-for-fibre-broadband-801689177/

3rd February- Towcester ‘Goes live’ Event

Northampton Chronicle and Echo:
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/business/business-news/high-speed-broadband-goes-live-in-south-northamptonshire-1-5853821

Anglia TV:
http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2014-02-03/first-stage-of-11m-project-to-give-northamptonshire-super-fast-broadband-has-been-completed/

About My Area:
http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Northamptonshire/Towcester/NN12/News/Local-News/266776-Towcester-And-Silverstone-Get-Superfast-Broadband-With-Official-Switch-On

Think Broadband:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6281-northamptonshire-project-starts-to-deliver.html

ISPreview:
http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2014/02/northamptonshire-begins-upgrading-first-areas-superfast-broadband.html

Telecompaper:
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/superfast-northamptonshire-switches-on-fibre-cabinets–993842

27th January

DCMS release latest public funded superfast figures which show acceleration in the roll out:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6268-dcms-releases-latest-coverage-figures-for-super-fast-using-public-money.html

Climb in superfast broadband take up:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/ofcom-reveals-climb-in-superfast-broadband-uptake-801687284/

Ofcom reveal historical broadband price data:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6266-ofcom-publishes-historical-pricing-data-on-broadband.html

Purdicom to promote superfast wireless technologies:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/purdicom-to-raise-awareness-of-superfast-wireless-with-march-roadshow-801687771/

Global Broadband speeds still rising fast:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/akamai-reports-continued-surge-in-global-broadband-speeds-801687317/

20th January

Hampshire has completed an open market review for 2015-17:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6255-hampshire-has-run-and-closed-its-open-market-review-for-2015-2017.html

‘Super connected cities’ programme means broadband vouchers for businesses in Derby:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/derby-businesses-invited-to-apply-for-broadband-vouchers-801685526/

Confusion over broadband speeds in the UK:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6242-confusion-reigns-over-broadband-speeds.html

Ofcom approves new ‘Earth station’ technology to make broadband accessible in vehicles and more public transport:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/ofcom-approves-use-of-earth-stations-for-broadband-on-vehicles-801684455/

Ofcom introduce new guidance to help prevent mid contract price increases:
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2014/01/ofcom_introduces_guidance_to_prevent_mid_contract_price_hikes/

Fastest Internet connection ‘ever’ recorded between London and Ipswich:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25840502

13th January

Broadband named greatest engineering feat of the last decade:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/iet-poll-names-broadband-as-greatest-engineering-feat-of-last-decade-801683324/

Next Phase of funding from BDUK likely to be announced soon:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6226-next-phase-of-fibre-funding-may-be-announced-soon.html

New £10m rural broadband fund available in March:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6234-10m-fighting-fund-to-get-superfast-broadband-to-final-5-announced.html

Hull’s KC superfast cabinets decorated with street art by competition winners:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/kc-broadband-cabinets-decorated-with-street-art-801681953/

Colchester combines fibre roll out with cycleway:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/colchester-council-plans-to-combine-cycleway-with-fibre-rollout-801681821/

Children from less affluent backgrounds suffering most from lack of internet:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/lack-of-internet-hits-poorer-children-hardest-warns-mind-the-gap-801682595/

6th January

Superfast Cymru in Wales reaches 100,000 properties passed with superfast:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/superfast-cymru-brings-fibre-broadband-to-100000-welsh-properties-801680508/

Farmers without superfast broadband at a disadvantage:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/mps-issue-slow-broadband-warning-over-payments-to-farmers-801679974/

North Yorkshire’s rural-urban digital divide discussed in Westminster:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/north-yorks-broadband-to-be-debated-at-westminster-801678934/

Scottish MSP considering using crisis fund scheme to repair Shetland island fibre optic link:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/public-money-could-help-fund-shetland-broadband-cable-repair-801680645/

30th December

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) says slow broadband is holding back businesses:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bcc-says-slow-unreliable-broadband-is-unacceptable-801677274/

Norfolk’s Country Land and Business Association (CLA) call for faster and more reliable broadband connections as it becomes one of their top 2 priorities:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/cla-norfolk-calls-for-better-broadband-in-2014-801677404/

Lincolnshire broadband roll out benefits from EU funding:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/european-funding-to-boost-greater-lincs-broadband-801676898/

Central Bedfordshire reveal superfast will be rolled out to 15,000 properties by the end of 2016:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/superfast-broadband-for-15000-central-beds-properties-801676096/

One third of UK broadband customers unhappy with customer support:
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/12/customer_support_issues_make_uk_broadband_customers_unhappy_/

23rd December

Institute of Engineering and Technology reveal that broadband is more important to the British public than air and rail travel:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/iet-says-brits-back-superfast-broadband-over-airport-upgrades-801675543/

Openreach brings FTTP to 1000 apartments in South London:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6219-openreach-fttp-at-1000-apartments-in-south-london.html

42 new BT Openreach Engineers recruited to speed up broadband roll out in South West England:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-recruits-42-more-engineers-to-help-south-west-broadband-rollout-801676248/

16th December

A super switch on day is declared:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6211-the-prize-in-the-advent-calendar-today-is-super-switch-on-day.html

Ofcom confirm a new way to switch phone and broadband providers:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/ofcom-confirms-changes-to-broadband-and-landline-switching-process-801674990/

Fibre on demand coverage expansion announced by Openreach:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6208-fibre-on-demand-coverage-expansion-announced-by-openreach.html

44 cabinets delivering FTTC broadband rolled out in Suffolk:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6204-44-cabinets-delivering-fttc-via-suffolk-bduk-project.html

Kent sees first BDUK funded cabinet go live:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6210-kent-sees-its-first-bduk-funded-cabinet-go-live.html

Report suggests Dorset has seen an £80m boost in its economy through the broadband roll out:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-contributes-80m-to-dorset-economy-in-past-year-study-says-801674886/

Rural FTTP project announces its supplier partner:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6214-rural-fttp-project-announces-its-partner-supplier.html

9th December

BDUK progress has brought superfast broadband to over 100,000 properties:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bduk-brings-superfast-broadband-to-over-100000-properties-801671080/

BDUK broadband roll out set to speed up in 2014:
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/12/bduk_broadband_rollout_to_speed_up_in_2014_says_dcms/

Carillion talent sign joint venture and receive BDUK work:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6196-joint-venture-deal-sees-carillion-telent-getting-bduk-work.html

Ofcom publishes international communication round up- UK offers cheaper communications deals than other major markets:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6201-ofcom-publishes-international-communications-roundup.html

22 Cities benefit from funding for superfast business broadband:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/22-cities-to-receive-funding-for-superfast-business-broadband-801670031/

Only 8% of businesses have less that 2mbps:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/only-8-of-businesses-stuck-with-slower-than-2mbps-broadband-801669804/

New more detailed deployment map released for Devon and Somerset
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6193-connecting-devon-and-somerset-releases-new-map-and-postcodes.html

2nd December

EE launch 4G in Northampton:
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/business/ee-launches-4g-mobile-network-in-northampton-today-1-5725386

Defra says RCBF is still accepting applicants:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/defra-says-rcbf-still-considering-applications-801667428/

UK leads EU rivals on superfast broadband programme:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/uk-leads-big-eu-rivals-on-superfast-broadband-says-analysys-mason-801667921/

Government unveils new £10m rural broadband fund:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6186-new-10m-broadband-fund-under-national-infrastructure-plan.html

Government urged to support 100% superfast coverage in South East:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/govt-urged-to-support-100-superfast-broadband-for-south-east-801668993/

DCMS Release data ‘snippets’ on public funded broadband coverage intervention areas:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6188-dcms-throws-a-a-few-numbers-out-on-superfast-broadband.html

Cheshsire announce areas to benefit first from superfast broadband:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6189-first-areas-of-cheshire-to-benefit-from-better-broadband-announced.html

BT now has almost 10,000,000 legacy unbundled lines which can be utilised by smaller ISPs to provide services:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-reaches-9-5m-unbundled-broadband-lines-801669643/

25th November

UK ranked third in Web index ranking:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/uk-retains-third-place-in-web-index-ranking-801664482/

UK ranked 25th in net index broadband speed ranking:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/uk-ranked-25th-in-net-index-broadband-speed-ranking-801666087/

First Cabs go live in Cambridge
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6175-first-bduk-cabinets-go-live-in-cambridgeshire.html

Deep rural Cumbrian project is rolling out:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/installation-begins-on-cumbrias-fell-end-broadband-rollout-801666894/

Think broadband picks up on Northamptonshire’s Access to Finance initiative:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6181-northamptonshire-to-offer-secured-loans-to-build-faster-rural-broadband.html

Self installs starting with the new year:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6182-fttc-self-install-to-start-officially-at-end-of-year.html

Poll on people’s spending on broadband:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6183-poll-results-how-much-people-spend-on-telecoms-services.html

Virgin Media price increases:
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6177-virgin-media-increases-prices-ahead-of-next-round-of-speed-boosts.html

Microsoft use ‘white space’ technology to provide free wifi in typhoon hit areas of the Philippines:
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/microsoft-uses-white-space-tech-to-help-typhoon-hit-philippine-island-801666099/

15th November

Campaigners joy after broadband announcement
http://www.knutsfordguardian.co.uk/news/10803536.Campaigners_joy_after_broadband_announcement/

BT backtracks on broadband postcode publication
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240208791/BT-backtracks-on-postcode-publication

Plug pulled on rural broadband projects in favour of BT
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24919148
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6165-inca-issues-statement-on-rural-broadband-concerns.html

Cotswold Broadband to continue without RCBF support
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6156-cotswold-broadband-to-continue-without-rcbf-support.html

BROADBAND will SAVE THE ECONOMY, shriek UK.gov bods
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/14/broadband_investment_good_for_economy_government_claims/

End of the daily commute? How superfast broadband means more working from home giving us 60MILLION hours more free time
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2507130/Superfast-broadband-means-working-home-means-60MILLION-hours-free-time.html

Virgin Media prices and broadband speed will rise
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24911042

Rural areas need 4G mobile and fibre broadband, says MP
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/11/rural_areas_need_4g_mobile_and_fibre_broadband_says_mp/

O2 launches its range of LTE Mobile Broadband packages
http://recombu.com/mobile/news/o2-4g-lte-mobile-broadband_M19728.html

CityFibre unveils strategic broadband partnership with Peterborough
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/cityfibre-unveils-strategic-broadband-partnership-with-peterborough-801660154/

6G launches high-speed wireless broadband in Blackburn
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/6g-launches-high-speed-wireless-broadband-in-blackburn-801660260/

14th October

Rural property market hit by poor broadband speeds
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/rural-property-market-hit-by-poor-broadband-speeds-801648821/

Gigabit broadband on the way to underriver
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6102-gigabit-broadband-on-the-way-to-underriver.html

Extending superfast broadband after 2015
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6101-extending-superfast-broadband-after-2015.html

UK internet connections 48% faster than last year
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/uk-internet-connections-48-faster-than-last-year-801650116/

Digital agenda uses satellite services to claim 100% broadband
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6112-digital-agenda-uses-satellite-services-to-claim-100-broadband.html

EU claims European broadband coverage has reached 100%
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/eu-claims-european-broadband-coverage-has-reached-100-801650638/

Worth Valley residents lobby for BDUK inclusion
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/worth-valley-residents-lobby-for-bduk-inclusion-801650528/

7th October

DCMS could force final 10% to wait for broadband
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/dcms-could-force-final-10-to-wait-for-broadband-801647599/

Kroes defends single telecom market for europe
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/kroes-defends-single-telecom-market-for-europe-801647394/

UK close to top of ITU ICT development index
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6085-uk-close-to-top-if-itu-ict-development-index.html

Providers invited to help finalise connection vouchers
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/providers-invited-to-help-finalise-connection-vouchers-801647074/

85.9% of young Britons are digital natives
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/85-9-of-young-britons-are-digital-natives-801646769/

BT hits back at rural broadband criticisms
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bt-hits-back-at-rural-broadband-criticisms-801646263/

MP hails 1.2m boost for North Lincolnshire fibre rollout
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/mp-hails-1-2m-boost-for-north-lincolnshire-fibre-rollout-801646269/

30th September

Avonline demonstrates satellite broadband in Nortumberland
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/avonline-demonstrates-satellite-broadband-in-northumberland-801645736/

9.2million unbundled telephone lines and growing
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6080-9-2-million-unbundled-telephone-lines-and-growing.html

broadband voucher pilot comes to an end
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6075-broadband-voucher-pilot-comes-to-an-end.html

Machars residents urges to be proactive over broadband
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/machars-residents-urged-to-be-proactive-over-broadband-801645739/

23rd September

Rural broadband programme report published
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6057-rural-broadband-programme-report-published.html

Ed Vaizey defends govt rural broadband programme
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/ed-vaizey-defends-govt-rural-broadband-programme-801642853/

Govt rural broadband rollout to accelerate sharply from October
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/govt-rural-broadband-rollout-to-accelerate-sharply-from-october-801641649/

DCMS talks rural and farms for BDUK projects
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6053-dcms-talks-rural-and-farms-for-bduk-projects-again.html

Leicestershire County Council publishes first map for broadband project
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6061-leicestershire-county-council-publishes-first-map-for-broadband-project.html

ITU says mobile broadband is fastest growing technology ever
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/itu-says-mobile-broadband-is-fastest-growing-technology-ever-801640694/

16th September

Want superfast broadband then consider Northamptonshire
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6041-want-superfast-broadband-then-consider-northamptonshire.html

Broadband factsheet for Q3 2013 released
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6035-broadband-factsheet-for-q3-2013-released.html

Cambridgeshire gains new broadband maps from Council
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/6045-cambridgeshire-gains-new-broadband-maps-from-council.html

Labour to reaffirm commitment to Rural Broadband
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/labour-to-reaffirm-commitment-to-rural-broadband-801639887/

Study links broadband speed increases to household income
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/study-links-broadband-speed-increases-to-household-income-801638747/

CBI & KPMG urge Govt to step up broadband funding
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/cbi-and-kpmg-urge-govt-to-step-up-broadband-funding-801637600/

6th September

Geddington win Best Community Website Awarded
http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/news/Latestnews/Pages/Community-Websites-Competition.aspx

BT Infinity and more: fibre broadband explained
http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/broadband/bt-infinity-and-more-fibre-broadband-explained-989118

BT pulls the plug on dial-up
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/broadband/383911/bt-pulls-the-plug-on-dial-up

Ofcom clears way for superfast broadband on UK aircraft
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/ofcom-clears-way-for-superfast-broadband-on-uk-aircraft-8774604.html

Ofcom’s Freeview white space broadband pilots aim for national launch in 2014
http://recombu.com/digital/news/ofcoms-freeview-white-space-broadband-pilots-aim-for-national-launch-in-2014_M12091.html

BT offers Leicestershire superfast broadband boost
http://www.itpro.co.uk/networking/20486/bt-offers-leicestershire-superfast-broadband-boost

Analysys Mason reports major shift in mobile broadband market
http://www.broadbandchoice.co.uk/news/analysys-mason-reports-major-shift-in-mobile-broadband-market-801633884/

Boost to MK’s bid for superfast broadband
http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/business/business-news/boost-to-mk-s-bid-for-superfast-broadband-1-5440536

19th August

Point topic says copper will meet Europe’s broadband needs
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/point-topic-says-copper-will-meet-europes-broadband-needs-801627359/

FSB bombarded with complaints of slow broadband in Worcestershire
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/fsb-bombarded-with-complaints-of-slow-broadband-in-worcestershire-801626768/

Satellite ISP uses crowd funding to solve broadband notspots in Scotland
http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2013/08/satellite-isp-uses-crowd-funding-to-solve-broadband-notspots-in-scotland.html

Entanet joins superconnected cities voucher scheme
http://www.comms-dealer.com/industry-news/entanet-joins-superconnected-cities-voucher-scheme

12th August

Two deep rural broadband projects in Oxfordshire moving forward
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5989-two-deep-rural-broadband-projects-in-oxfordshire-moving-forward.html

Four more villages in Rutland have access to fast broadband thanks to council project
http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/politics/politics-news/four-more-villages-in-rutland-have-access-to-fast-broadband-thanks-to-council-project-1-5397749

Nottinghamshire signs BDUK contract with the council spending 2.5m
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5990-nottinghamshire-signs-bduk-contract-with-the-council-spending-2-5m.html

Talktalk to spend 100m on broadband upgrades
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/talktalk-to-spend-100m-on-broadband-upgrades-801624853/

15th July

Public accounts committee expresses outrage at all things broadband
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5933-public-accounts-committee-expresses-outrage-at-all-things-broadband.html

Bury Council, Pennine Telecom and local school team up on Wi-Fi project
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bury-council-pennine-telecom-and-local-school-team-up-on-wi-fi-project-801614338/

Cityfibre connects first York based customer
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5928-cityfibre-connects-first-york-based-customer.html

Blogs with the best tips for getting a better internet connection
http://www.longhornleads.com/blog/2013/30-blogs-with-the-best-tips-for-getting-a-better-internet-connection/

8th July

DCMS says 66% of broadband projects now underway
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/dcms-says-66-of-broadband-projects-now-underway-801610858/

CBI demands accelerate on super fast broadband plans
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/cbi-demands-acceleration-on-super-fast-broadband-plans-801610279/

China mobile and Huawei bring 4G to top of Mount Everest
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/china-mobile-and-huawei-bring-4g-to-top-of-mount-everest-801609234/

ISPA Awards 2013 winners
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5922-ispa-awards-2013-winners.html

VDSL2 coming soon to a lamppost near you
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5915-vdsl2-coming-soon-to-a-lamp-post-near-you.html

1st July

Rural broadband survey aims to investigate digital divide
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/rural-broadband-survey-aims-to-investigate-digital-divide-801607929/

North Yorkshire BDUK project progress report
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5902-north-yorkshire-bduk-project-progress-report.html

Worcestershire set to sign bduk contract on 29th July 29 2013
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5909-worcestershire-set-to-sign-bduk-contract-on-29th-july.html

Greater Manchester seeks information on broadband coverage
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-seeks-information-on-broadband-coverage-801607680/

24th June

Government commits extra £250m in superfast broadband spend
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240187025/Government-commits-extra-250m-in-superfast-broadband-spend

BT builds out Lincolnshire superfast broadband network
http://www.itpro.co.uk/broadband/20099/bt-builds-out-lincolnshire-superfast-broadband-network

Govt details broadband connection voucher scheme
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/govt-details-broadband-connection-voucher-scheme-801604109/

EU consumers only receive 74% of advertised headline speeds
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5900-eu-consumers-only-receive-74-of-advertised-headline-speeds.html

17th June

EE axes plans to share 4G Spectrum with 3 mobile
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/ee-axes-plans-to-share-4g-spectrum-with-3-mobile-801599946/

Google tests balloons as rural broadband solution
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/google-tests-balloons-as-rural-broadband-solution-801600417/

Thinktank says HS2 cash could be used for broadband rollouts
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/thinktank-says-hs2-cash-could-be-used-for-broadband-rollouts-801600616/

Swedish fibre firm backing rural fibre scheme
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5893-swedish-fibre-firm-backing-rural-fibre-scheme.html

Bucks & Herts award superfast broadband contract to BT
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/bucks-and-herts-award-super-fast-broadband-contract-to-bt-801602951/

Edinburgh city proposes new 10m broadband plan after EU funding fail
http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2013/06/edinburgh-city-proposes-new-10m-broadband-plan-after-eu-funding-fail.html

12th June

Super-fast 4G mobile broadband to be rolled out in Northampton
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/super-fast-4g-mobile-broadband-to-be-rolled-out-in-northampton-1-5167068

Government minister Mark Prisk visits growing Northampton firm
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/business/business-news/government-minister-mark-prisk-visits-growing-northampton-firm-1-5085740

European business award for Northampton
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/politics/european-business-award-for-northampton-1-5183277

University of Northampton reveals £330m campus plans
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/education/university-of-northampton-reveals-330m-campus-plans-1-5183082

Northamptonshire shows off in new promotional video
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/northamptonshire-shows-off-in-new-promotional-video-1-5172824

Silverstone officials refuse to confirm or deny rumours of Northamptonshire circuit’s
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/politics/silverstone-officials-refuse-to-confirm-or-deny-rumours-of-northamptonshire-circuit-s-sale-1-5172770

3rd June 2013

Partnership to increase superfast availability in Coventry-Soilhull & Warwickshire
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5872-partnership-to-increase-superfast-availability-in-coventry-solihull-and-warwickshire.html

A quarter of small businesses unaware of the UK broadband rollout
http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2013/06/a-quarter-of-small-businesses-unaware-of-the-uk-broadband-rollout.html

East Staffs village could benefit from high speed wireless broadband
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/east-staffs-village-could-benefit-from-high-speed-wireless-broadband-801594683/

Superfast 4G mobile broadband to be rolled out in Northampton
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/super-fast-4g-mobile-broadband-to-be-rolled-out-in-northampton-1-5167068

25th March 2013

Rothbury to benefit from £460,000 of RCBF investment
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5766-rothbury-to-benefit-from-460-000-of-rcbf-investment.html

EC aims to cut broadband engineering costs with new regulation
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/03/ec_aims_to_cut_broadband_engineering_costs_with_new_regulation/

Broadband Survey
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/broadband-survey.html

Wireless internet coming to west lindesy village halls
http://www.onlincolnshire.org/news/local-broadband-news/wireless-internet-coming-to-west-lindsey-village-halls-

4G mobile broadband will boost UK businesses, says 02
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/03/4g_mobile_broadband_will_boost_uk_businesses_says_o2/

18th March 2013

ITU calls for global 20Mb broadband by 2020
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/03/itu_calls_for_global_20mb_broadband_by_2020/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+uSwitchBroadbandNews+(uSwitch+Broadband+-+News)

Forest of Dean to get faster broadband ‘within months’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-21851066

Is more innovation on the way from Hyperoptic?
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5758-is-more-innovation-on-the-way-from-hyperoptic.html

Virgin Media calls on Chancellor to re-direct Super Connected funding
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5756-virgin-media-calls-on-chancellor-to-re-direct-super-connected-funding.html

EE to bring 4G mobile broadband services to Cumbria
http://www.itpro.co.uk/broadband/19478/ee-bring-4g-mobile-broadband-services-cumbria#ixzz2OArZILeI

Tooway satellite broadband review – is satellite broadband any good?http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/broadband/3435765/tooway-satellite-broadband-review-is-satellite-broadband-any-good/#ixzz2OAt23VeQ

Work on £3m Rutland broadband project to begin in the summer~
http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/local/work-on-3m-rutland-broadband-project-to-begin-in-the-summer-1-4913219

14th March 2013

Average UK broadband speeds hit double figures
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21785383

BT Agrees £48m Lincolnshire Broadband Deal
http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/lincolnshire-broadband-bt-openreach-bdukl-110285

Virgin Media tops broadband speed charts
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/03/virgin_media_tops_broadband_speed_charts/

95% of Cornwall to Get Superfast Broadband
http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/918884/95-of-cornwall-to-get-superfast-broadband/

Point Topic sees ‘relatively low demand’ for gigabit fibre broadband
http://www.fibrebroadband.co.uk/news/point-topic-sees-relatively-low-demand-for-gigabit-fibre-broadband-801556329/

Digital Business First report released on the 13th March

8th March 2013

BT creates 1,000 fibre-broadband installation jobs
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/mar/07/bt-engineering-jobs-broadband-installation

Cambs & Peterborough: Broadband Deal Signed
http://www.heart.co.uk/cambridge/news/local/cambs-peterborough-broadband-deal-signed/

U.K. Ranked Tops In European Broadband Study
http://www.informationweek.co.uk/mobility/business/uk-ranked-tops-in-european-broadband-stu/240150302

Ofcom reports on UK’s broadband progress
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/03/ofcom_reports_on_uk_s_broadband_progress/

Virgin Media ‘has doubled broadband speeds for 3.4m customers’
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/03/virgin_media_has_doubled_broadband_speeds_for_3_4m_customers_/

5th March 2013

Third of households haven’t switched broadband in four years – despite prices dropping by more than 50%
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-2287859/Third-households-havent-switched-broadband-years.html#ixzz2Mg2yAF8Y

Europe’s best broadband by 2015? Maybe – but what next?
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2013/03/04/europes-best-broadband-by-2015-maybe-but-what-next/#ixzz2Mg3IGtxf

BSkyB buys O2 and BE broadband businesses from Telefonica
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21627614

Boosting your business broadband speed
http://www.smeweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4104:how-to-boost-your-business-broadband-speed&catid=120:featured-articles&Itemid=315

Church could be key broadband solution in Berden
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/church-could-be-key-broadband-solution-in-berden-801550372/

Openreach confirms 220Mb broadband pilot
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/02/openreach_confirms_220mb_broadband_pilot/

BDUK consults on commercial, funding and procurement models for urban superfast broadband rollout
http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2013/february/bduk-consults-on-commercial-funding-and-procurement-models-for-urban-superfast-broadband-rollout/

BT ‘not planning mobile broadband network’
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/02/bt_not_planning_mobile_broadband_network_/

What do I need to know about wireless broadband from Virgin Media?
http://www.techdigest.tv/2013/02/what_do_i_need_to_know_about_wireless_broadband_sponsored-post.html

Disappointing 4G mobile broadband auction leaves Treasury £1.2bn short
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/feb/20/4g-mobile-broadband-auction-treasury

20th February 2013

What to look out for when choosing business broadband
http://www.glastonburypeople.co.uk/look-choosing-business-broadband/story-18200381-detail/story.html

4G auction results leave hole in Chancellor’s Budget
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5724-4g-auction-results-leave-whole-in-chancellor-s-budget.html

Will FTTP on-demand be available from 18th March?
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5722-will-fttp-on-demand-be-available-from-18th-march.html

DCMS says European broadband funding was interesting
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5715-dcms-says-cef-was-interesting-but-had-no-firm-plans.html

Digital Region does not pick BT as preferred bidder
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5710-digital-region-does-not-pick-bt-as-preferred-bidder.html

Faster broadband will be available in Rutland by ‘end of year’
http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/local/faster-broadband-will-be-available-in-rutland-by-end-of-year-1-4804496

Rural areas ‘cannot rely on mobile broadband alone’
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/02/rural_areas_cannot_rely_on_mobile_broadband_alone_/

13th February 2013

Best Ten ways rural communities are getting advantage of Internet by satellite broadband
http://www.economicvoice.com/best-ten-ways-rural-communities-are-getting-advantage-of-internet-by-satellite-broadband/50034843#ixzz2KnBAwPvP

Superfast broadband plan for Northamptonshire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-21352164

Cisco predicts 13-fold rise in mobile broadband traffic by 2017
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/cisco-predicts-13-fold-rise-in-mobile-broadband-traffic-by-2017-801537872/

EU budget cuts slash broadband funding by 90 per cent
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/9864512/EU-budget-cuts-slash-broadband-funding-by-90-per-cent.html

UK Broadband says 4G will boost mobile TV viewing
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/uk-broadband-says-4g-will-boost-mobile-tv-viewing-801537876/

Broadband battle as Virgin sells for £15bn
http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/broadband-battle-as-virgin-sells-for-15bn-8487876.html

Fibre to drive global broadband revenue growth to 2018
http://www.telecoms.com/93822/fibre-to-drive-global-broadband-revenue-growth-to-2018-2/

1st February 2013

Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire’s £35.6m broadband deal signed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21273605

Sky starting to challenge Virgin Media as second largest provider
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5694-sky-starting-to-challenge-virgin-media-as-second-largest-provider.html

Satellite broadband hits 20Mbps
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/9839314/Satellite-broadband-hits-20Mbps.html

Devon and Somerset sign up for ‘superfast’ broadband
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21272047

Broadband an ‘excuse’ to build overhead cables in national parks
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/broadband/9834643/Broadband-an-excuse-to-build-overhead-cables-in-national-parks.html

Government proposal would give five year window for above-ground telecoms infrastructure
http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2013/january/government-proposal-would-give-five-year-window-for-above-ground-telecoms-infrastructure/

BDUK funding ‘to bring super-fast broadband to 1.8m homes’
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/01/bduk_funding_to_bring_super_fast_broadband_to_1_8m_homes_/

Applications invited for superfast Broadband grants
http://www.dispensingdoctor.org/comments.php?id=2432

Bucks and Herts broadband project now at procurement stage
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5690-bucks-and-herts-broadband-project-now-at-procurement-stage.html

Super-fast broadband ‘will boost UK creative sector’
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/super-fast-broadband-will-boost-uk-creative-sector-801531417/

18th Janaury 2013

Plusnet predicts more broadband competition
http://www.broadbandchoice.co.uk/news/plusnet-predicts-more-broadband-competition-801523696/

Ofcom decision enables UK broadband provider to expand
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2013/01/ofcom_decision_enables_uk_broadband_provider_to_expand/

Rural broadband upgrades welcomed by e-learners
http://www.sourcewire.com/news/76011/rural-broadband-upgrades-welcomed-by-e-learners

Broadband goal should be raised to 10Mb says UK regulator director
http://www.telecoms.com/70132/broadband-goal-should-be-raised-to-10mb-says-uk-regulator-director/

Broadband ‘key to sustaining rural communities’
http://www.broadbandchoice.co.uk/news/broadband-key-to-sustaining-rural-communities-801522908/

4th January 2013

Satellite broadband to tackle rural problems, says minister
http://www.publicservice.co.uk/news_story.asp?id=21799

Guest post: 3 tips for choosing business broadband
http://www.broadbandgenie.co.uk/blog/20130102-guest-post-3-tips-choosing-business-broadband

UK Fixed Broadband Map 2012- Map showing broadband information by administrative authority
http://maps.ofcom.org.uk/broadband/

Broadband blackspots: The quest to improve the UK’s coverage
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20645740

Vaizey says fast broadband will bring big benefits to farmers
http://www.cable.co.uk/news/vaizey-says-fast-broadband-will-bring-big-benefits-to-farmers-801514447/

Rural broadband ‘changing face’ of economy
http://www.farmersguardian.com/home/rural-life/rural-broadband-changing-face-of-economy/52261.article

Broadband in 2013: Four-letter words beginning with ‘F’
http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/analysis/2232992/broadband-in-2013-fourletter-words-beginning-with-f#ixzz2H1CSNexX

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