The government has laid down €6bn to give Italy better broadband, and it's hoping local telcos will do the same.
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All New York residents and businesses will get a minimum download speed of 100Mbps under a new $1 billion plan by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
A Johannesburg fibre to the home (FTTH) pilot is thought to be the fastest on the continent.
The latest draft of the National Broadband Policy has entered the final stages of consultation, calling for 100Mbps connections for all by 2030.
A policy statement from Norway's incoming coalition plans to tackle broadband, infrastructure, telehealth and more.
The telco now has FTTC and FTTH plans for tens of Italian cities and million of premises.
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.
The 12 cities that will share £50m to improve their broadband networks for residents and businesses have now been named - is yours on the list?
Many businesses should be able to get full-fat fibre connectivity for a lower price as of next year, when BT Openreach will cut its wholesale pricing for FTTP-enabled areas and introduce its FTTP-on-demand option, also at the lower cost.
Welsh broadband is set to get a significant speed boost if the European Commission approves a £425m project with a contribution of around £220m from BT
Openreach is testing a "fibre on demand" service that will provide 330Mbps broadband connections, before making the service commercially available from Spring 2013. The problem isn't the technology but the cost of the deployment, which involves laying a fibre optic cable from the local cabinet to the home or business premises.
Another 800,000 businesses and homes around the UK will be within reach of fibre by late 2013, BT has said, as part of its £2.5bn plan to bring super-fast broadband to two-thirds of the country
BT is testing a firmware fix for a Home Hub 3 router bug that slowed connections from around 40 Mbps to less than 1Mbps download speeds for some customers using wired connections
Super-fast broadband should be attracting new buyers in droves, but it's not. Add to this the mismatched goals of the EU and the UK government and the long-term viability of the current plans begins to look in jeopardy
The UK is lagging well behind other EU countries in uptake of 100Mbps and 30Mbps broadband, according to a study looking at how well countries are doing to meet Digital Agenda targets
The cost involved in a fibre-to-the-premises rollout for all UK residences is unnecessary as existing technologies can be extended for faster download speeds in the future, the telco says
Customers may soon be able to sign up for services that offer download speeds of up to 330Mbps with their current ISP thanks to the commercial rollout of BT Openreach's super-fast service
Customers are picking the top fibre plan that is available on the National Broadband Network (NBN), more than any other plan, CEO Mike Quigley has revealed.
New customers who call Sky's hotline can buy a fibre broadband package with a topline speed of 76Mbps, faster than the publicly announced 40Mbps available to existing subscribers, who cannot get the new bundle
From Friday, people can sign up for an internet-and-phone package with top download speeds of 40Mbps and unmetered usage, providing they live within range of Sky's fibre broadband service
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