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December 12, 2012 by

How grassroots broadband can succeed where telcos fear to tread

Slow broadband in rural areas is often a fact of life for local inhabitants that has to be endured until one of the big telecoms operators decides it's economically viable to extend their network. It's not easy, but not-for-profit grassroots community projects can provide an economically viable alternative.

March 9, 2012 by

Hunt pours scorn on Geordie broadband plans

Every local authority in England has met the deadline for submitting its initial super-fast broadband plans except for North Tyneside and South Tyneside, the government said on Thursday.Local authorities had until the end of February to submit the plans in order to get money from the £530m Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) pot.

February 24, 2012 by

UK's broadband blackspots named

The price comparison site uSwitch.com has released an analysis of broadband speeds, which found several large towns get slow connections and one in 10 less than 3Mbps

February 2, 2012 by

UK broadband speed climbs 22 percent

The uptake of fibre-based broadband packages is increasing in the UK, contributing to a rise in the overall speed of connections, but the issue the rural-urban divide remains

December 20, 2011 by

'Super-connected city' competition opens

The government has named 10 cities eligible to compete for a share of £100m urban broadband funding.The eligible cities are: Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Manchester and Sheffield, the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport announced on Tuesday.

December 15, 2011 by

Local authorities get broadband application deadline

Local authorities that want to get government funding for broadband rollouts will have to have their draft plans for the deployments submitted by the end of February, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced.Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that, if local authorities did not submit their proposals for getting their share of the £530m Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) pot on time, there was no guarantee that they would get any share at all.


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