LSE Report suggests the government’s targets for UK high speed broadband will not be met

One of the coalition government’s biggest pledges related to the provision of high speed broadband for everyone during the its five year term in office. It pledged that every home and business would have a guaranteed 100 percent access to fast broadband and a 90 percent access to superfast services by 2015. However, a recent […]

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Cities to share £100 million extra investment in high speed broadband but does it go far enough?

It was an announcement that many businesses had expected, but the proposal to invest a further £100 million in high speed broadband and Wi-Fi for 10 major cities and an additional £50 million in similar development for smaller towns left many businesses and industry experts distinctly underwhelmed. The Chancellor, George Osbourne, made the announcement in […]

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BT announces 300Mbps fibre optic ‘on demand’ broadband availability by 2013

According to the latest statements from Telecoms giant, BT, fibre optic broadband connections of up to 300 megabits per second will be available on demand by as early as 2013. That news comes following the announcement from Virgin Media about its new high speed service. To put that in perspective, that’s 3 times the maximum […]

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The Welsh Assembly and private enterprise invest in high-speed broadband to drive business growth

It’s all going on in Wales at the moment. Google has teamed up with the Welsh government to stimulate the presence of Welsh business online, and the authorities are pressing ahead with plans to put Wales at the forefront of the information super-highway. 

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BT set to invest in new high speed broadband network in Wales in 2012

Following hot on the heels of the news that BT is set to invest in the rollout of modern business broadband solutions in 47 separate locations across Scotland, the BBC is now reporting that its other Celtic cousin, Wales, is also set to get a communications boost before the year is out.

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Is the government on target to meet its commitment to high speed broadband for all?

It’s widely accepted that high speed broadband is vital for modern businesses. It’s seen as the key driver for employment creation, driving business growth and generating wealth. Without access to superfast broadband, it’s accepted that UK businesses will lag behind their European counterparts. The Coalition Government has consistently confirmed its commitment to high speed broadband […]

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Why is next generation broadband so important for UK business

Since broadband first became available in the UK in the early 1990’s, it has had a significant impact on the UK economy. The UK leads the European Union as the country with the greatest number of businesses selling products and services online. It is arguably one of the most competitive markets for communications in the […]

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Ofcom’s green light to White Space technology could speed up broadband speeds and benefit rural businesses

Ofcom has announced that it is now progressing with its plans to introduce White Space technology to the UK, making it the first country in Europe to do so. This could improve broadband speeds nationally, and be particularly beneficial for rural businesses and communities. The regulator has given the green light to this latest technology, […]

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What is 21 CN or next generation broadband?

broadband first became available in the UK in the early 1990’s, and has had a significant impact on the UK economy. The UK leads the European Union with the most number of businesses that sell products and services online. However, the way that individuals and businesses access the internet has changed dramatically in recent years. […]

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