Latest broadband headlines impacting rural areas

Latest headlines:

BT gets behind Boris Johnson’s push for ultrafast broadband

2 August 2019

BT has backed Boris Johnson’s £30bn pledge to get ultrafast internet to every home in Britain by 2025. (Evening Standard)


Boris Johnson's broadband plan 'doomed to fail'

28 July 2019

With each generation of politicians come new broadband promises. But the reality rarely lives up to the ambitious claims. (Wired)


Villages take action to log into superfast broadband

8 July 2019

Rural communities are determined not to be left behind in the digital age. (The Times)


Eight in 10 areas of the UK lack full 4G coverage

9 August 2019

Four fifths of constituency areas suffer from patchy 4G mobile coverage, according to new analysis of Ofcom data. (Which?)


Suffolk reaches 94% superfast broadband coverage

16 July 2019

Targets to deliver 98% superfast broadband in Suffolk by 2020 are nearly six months ahead of schedule, a new cabinet report has said. (Eastern Daily Press)


Better broadband after cash boost in Gloucestershire

11 July 2019

More people in South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from the council's ongoing rollout of broadband, after an additional £900,000 in funding was secured. (The Gazette)


Broadband: Last school Wales gets fast internet

15 July 2019

Children in Fishguard's Ysgol Llanychllwydog are excited about returning to school after the summer holidays because they will finally get faster broadband. (BBC Online)


Idea of hyperfast broadband wins villagers' backing

1 August 2019

A meeting to discuss whether hyperfast broadband should be installed in a village has been hailed a success. (Eastern Daily Press)


Village homes to benefit in next broadband upgrade

2 August 2019

Full fibre broadband is on its way for more homes in Uttlesford after a new phase of the Superfast Essex programme was confirmed. (Saffron Walden Reporter)


Ofcom opens up airwaves to improve rural connectivity

30 July 2019

Farmers and rural businesses are being given the opportunity to build bespoke wi-fi networks for better mobile phone and broadband connectivity. (Farmers Weekly)


Race speeds up to get fibre optic broadband

22 July 2019

The government wants everyone in Britain to have full-fibre broadband by 2033. But the move away from copper isn't the most straight forward. (Wired)


Faster broadband to be rolled out across Cumbria

29 July 2019

Faster broadband is coming to rural parts of the county, thanks to the Connecting Cumbria programme. (Times & Star)


Rural residents celebrate high-speed broadband

22 July 2019

Thousands of rural homes and businesses across the South West are taking advantage of a faster future thanks to the arrival of high-speed broadband. (Bath Echo)


£30m funding helps rural broadband ISP target UK homes

5 August 2019

Rural fixed wireless broadband ISP Voneus has secured a large investment from Macquarie Capital that could help their network to target 900,000 homes.

Mixed reaction to £12million rural broadband funding

24 July 2019

Northumberland County Council has welcomed a £12million funding boost for rural broadband – but its benefit to the most remote communities is in doubt. (Northumberland Gazette)

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