rural broadband

Full Fibre Arrives In UK’s Most Remote Inhabited Island

People living on Fair Isle, the UK’s most geographically remote inhabited island, have received a significant connectivity improvement. Openreach has…

7 months ago

Openreach Reveals New Destinations In Full Fibre Build Update

Fibre to the premise deployment reaches 11.5 homes, as Openreach announces another 19 locations that includes 200,000 homes and businesses

10 months ago

Openreach Saves £10m, Extends FTTP Rollout Via ‘Subtended Headends’

Use of Subtended Headends helps Openreach extend its fibre to the premise (FTTP) rollout in more difficult and remote locations

12 months ago

Government Sets Aside £150 Million For Full 5G Connectivity By 2030

Government investment to expand 5G coverage in UK, as Digital Poverty Alliance says connectivity is a necessity for everyone

1 year ago

Starlink Satellites Trialled By Government For Remote Connectivity

UK government says Elon Musk's Starlink satellites will form part of its trial to tackle decent broadband connectivity to remote…

2 years ago

Openreach Full Fibre Now Reaches 8 Million UK Premises

Another one million UK homes have been added to full fibre broadband connections in a three month period, Openreach confirms

2 years ago

Biden Announces Discounted Internet For Low-Income Americans

President Biden announces commitment from 20 US Internet Service Providers for discounted monthly connection for those on low-incomes

2 years ago

Openreach Hits Quarter Mark, On Way To 25 Million Full Fibre Build

More than seven million homes and premises in the United Kingdom can now enjoy full fibre broadband goodness, Openreach confirms

2 years ago

Virgin Media O2 Mulls Fibre Network Expansion With New Venture – Report

Virgin Media O2 reportedly plans to launch a fibre-network building joint venture, to expand its network footprint beyond current reach

2 years ago

Gigabyte Broadband Pledge At Risk, Warns Spending Watchdog

UK pledge to close the digital divide of broadband services for urban and rural customers is at risk, says Parliament's…

2 years ago

Broadband Speeds Rise 20 Percent Since Start Of Covid-19

But 134,000 properties in the United Kingdom are still unable to get a decent broadband connectivity, Ofcom's latest research shows

3 years ago

UK Government £4m Trial For Fibre Cables In Water Pipes

Government trial to install fibre cables in water pipes to accelerate rollout of broadband and mobile signals in hard to…

3 years ago

OneWeb Gains Additional $500m Funding From Bharti

Busy period for OneWeb with additional funding, launch of more satellites, and signing deal with BT for rural broadband provision

3 years ago

Government’s ‘Project Gigabit’ Reveals First Rural Fibre Locations

First stage of government plan revealed to get ultra-fast broadband to some of the most remote and rural locations in…

3 years ago

BT Pledges ‘Fury’ Build Of FTTP Broadband After Ofcom Pledge

BT will 'build like fury' to deliver fibre to the premise for 20 million homes and businesses by 2030 after…

3 years ago

Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellite Broadband Gains UK Approval

Superfast connectivity for remote locations. Elon Musk's Starlink satellite broadband service has been approved by regulator Ofcom

4 years ago

UK Unlikely To Hit 5G And Broadband Target

Ambitious government target for 85 percent coverage of gigabit-capable broadband by 2025 may not be achieved, committee of MPs warn

4 years ago

Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts Full Fibre Broadband Rollout

Government finances are hurting. Delay to ambitious plan to roll out gigabit broadband to every home in UK by 2025,…

4 years ago

Ofcom Probes BT Charges For Rural Broadband Connections

Telecoms watchdog launches probe of BT after some rural customers face quotes of over £100,000 for broadband installation or upgrade

4 years ago

Old TV Responsible For Welsh Village Broadband Outage

Openreach sends in its 'SAS' engineers! Old TV set found to be responsible for two years of broadband outages in…

4 years ago

Openreach Unveils Plans For Full Fibre In Final Third

Plans to roll out next generation fibre connections in the hardest to reach areas in the United Kingdom revealed by…

4 years ago

Budget 2020: Chancellor Pledges £30 Billion Package Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

NHS funding rise, increased sick pay and £5 billion upgrade for broadband connectivity in remote areas to aid remote working

4 years ago

Openreach Announces Full Fibre To 227 Rural Communities

200 villages, market towns and rural areas set to benefit as Openreach pledges to roll out ultrafast fibre to the…

4 years ago

Government Failing To Close Digital Divide

Continuing digital divide between urban and rural areas is not being addressed by the government, committee warns

5 years ago

Microsoft Disputes FCC Broadband Coverage Figures

Redmond disagrees with US regulator's claim of improving broadband coverage in the United States

5 years ago

EE Targets Rural Broadband Not-spots With 4G Antenna

Stuck in broadband slowlane? EE solution aims to help 580,000 homes gain speeds of speeds of over 100Mbps

6 years ago

Local Government: ‘Up To’ Broadband Adverts Are Misleading Rural Users

Broadband adverts are misleading if touted speeds are only available to urban areas, says LGA

8 years ago

Virgin Media Names Next 30 Villages To Be Connected To 300Mbps Broadband

Virgin Media will bring 300Mbps to SMBs in 30 more villages as part of its rural network expansion plans

8 years ago

Vodafone Offers Indoor 3G Coverage To Pubs And Rural Community Centres

Vodafone looks to femtocells again in latest rural mobile coverage push

8 years ago

NFU: Poor Rural Broadband And 4G Harm Future Of British Farming

National Farmers' Union says government must do more to improve rural broadband, claiming just 4 percent have superfast

8 years ago