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

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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