Fibre Broadband For Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council has signed a £27.67 million contract to bring fibre broadband to more than 95% of homes and businesses in Derbyshire by the end of 2016. BT is contributing £12.87m to the project while Derbyshire County Council is contributing £4.9m. A further £7.4m is coming from the Government’s BDUK funds as well as … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council has signed a £20m contract with BT to extent high-speed fibre broadband to 95% of Nottinghamshire homes and businesses by the end of March 2016. Nottinghamshire County Council is investing £2.5 million and also won a bid for an additional £2.7 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). BDUK is contributing … Read more

Superfast Broadband For Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Council has signed a £20m contract to bring superfast broadband (with speeds of 24 Mbps or greater) to 90% of Worcestershire homes and businesses by the end of spring 2014. Worcestershire County Council is contributing up to £8.5 million, with an additional £3.35 million coming from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funds. … Read more

Superfast Broadband For Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council has signed a £25m contract with BT to bring access to superfast broadband speeds of 24 Mbps and above to at least 90% of all premises in Oxfordshire by the end of 2015. The £25m million programme is made up of £10m from the council, £4m from the UK Government and £11m … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Dorset

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On 10th July 2013, Dorset County Council signed a £31.75 million contract with BT to bring fibre broadband to 97% of premises in Dorset within three and a half years. It is expected that 95% of premises will have access to “superfast speeds” of at least 24 Mbps. BT will contribute £12.87 million towards the … Read more

UK Superfast Broadband to Reach 95%

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Today, UK Treasury Minister Danny Alexander announced additional government funding for superfast broadband in rural areas. He announced an additional £250 million in funding (which the Goverment expects to be matched by local authorities), to bring fixed superfast broadband to 95% of UK premises by 2017. Taken together with 4G mobile broadband solutions, Danny Alexander … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire

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Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire County Councils have signed an £18.06 million contract with BT, to bring fibre broadband to “more than 90%”of premises in the two counties by the end of March 2016. BT is contributing £8.6 million to the project while Hertfordshire County Council and Buckinghamshire County Council are contributing £1.61 million and £3.7 million, … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Warwickshire

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CSW Broadband, a partnership of eight local authorities led by Warwickshire County Council, has agreed a £14.57 million deal with BT to deliver fibre broadband to around 91% of premises of Warwickshire by spring 2016. Fibre coverage will also be extended to 92% in Coventry and 96% in Solihull. BT is contributing £5.67 million towards … Read more

Superfast Broadband For East Sussex

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East Sussex County Council has signed a £35.44 million project with BT to bring superfast broadband (offering speeds of at least 24 Mbps) to 96% of homes and businesses in East Sussex by the beginning of summer 2016. Overall, the project will deliver fibre broadband to 99% of premises. BT is contributing £9.8m towards the … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Staffordshire

Superfast Staffordshire

The Staffordshire Broadband project has signed a £27.4 million deal with BT to deliver high-speed fibre broadband to around 97% of homes and businesses in Staffordshire by spring 2016. Around 95% will have access to superfast broadband speeds of 24 Mbps and above. BT is contributing £12.47 million to the project. The county council is investing … Read more

Fibre Broadband For West Sussex

West Sussex broadband

West Sussex County Council has signed a £20m deal with BT. Fibre broadband will be rolled out to about 98% of West Sussex homes and businesses by the start of spring 2016. BT is contributing £7.6m towards the overall cost of deployment while West Sussex County Council is contributing £6.26m. £6.26m is also coming from … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Cheshire

Connecting Cheshire

BT has signed a contract for £28.5 million to provide high-speed fibre broadband to around 96% of Cheshire homes and businesses by the end of 2016. BT is contributing £9m while The Connecting Cheshire Partnership is contributing £1.85m, with a further £4m coming from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funds and £13.6m from the European … Read more

How Fast Could FTTC Go With Vectoring?

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Vectoring could allow BT to achieve 100 Mbps download and 40 Mbps upload speeds Read our follow-up articles: Fibre Broadband VDSL2 Vectoring Finally Arrives (Nov 2017) Early Deployment of Vectoring is Essential to Avoid a Crosstalk Crisis with FTTC Fibre Broadband (Jul 2014) While BT’s Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC service) currently offers download connection speeds of up … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Northumberland

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On 17th April 2013, Northumberland County Council and BT announced an £18.9 million deal to roll out high-speed fibre broadband to 95% of homes and businesses in the county by January 2016. 91% of Northumberland homes and businesses will have access to superfast speeds. A further 4% of the county will also benefit from a … Read more

Demand Stimulation of Superfast Broadband is Essential as BT’s Fibre Broadband Network Reaches 50% of UK Premises

Today, BT announced it has passed more than 15 million premises with its fibre broadband network, meaning more than half of UK homes and businesses can now access high-speed fibre broadband services. BT claims that its commercial £2.5 billion fibre programme is about 18 months ahead of its original schedule, and is on course to … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Shropshire

Connecting Shropshire

A £24.6 million deal has been signed with BT to bring superfast broadband to Shropshire. BT is contributing £8.6m towards the deployment, while Shropshire Council is contributing £8.2m, with £7.84m coming from the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funds. Fibre broadband  – offering speeds up to 80 Mbps – will be available to 93% of … Read more

Superfast Broadband For Hampshire

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Hampshire County Council has today signed a contract with BT to build on the existing commercial footprint in the county so that at least 90% of all premises will have access to superfast broadband by the end of 2015. Hampshire County Council together with district and borough partners has invested £5 million in the project … Read more