Latest broadband headlines impacting rural areas

Latest headlines:

Automatic compensation for broadband users goes live

1 April 2019

Five UK broadband and landline providers will now automatically compensate customers when services do not work. (BBC Online)


Britons get 'bad deal' from broadband giants

25 March 2019

Britons who get their broadband from the UK's biggest suppliers are "most likely" to be getting a bad deal. (Source: BBC Online)


Best & worst broadband providers 2019

25 March 2019

The latest Which? broadband satisfaction survey reveals the broadband providers most likely to disappointed customers. (Which?)


Broadband customers can now leave penalty-free

1 March 2019

Broadband providers will have to tell customers how fast their internet speed is supposed to be, before they sign a contract, thanks to new Ofcom rules. (This is Money)


£3m programme to connect rural primary schools

26 February 2019

More than 100 rural primary schools across England are set to get gigabit-capable broadband connections within the next few months. (Source: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport)


Mobile and broadband boost for consumers

15 February 2019

The government has set out new priorities for telecoms regulator Ofcom to improve mobile coverage, broadband investment, and a better deal for consumers. (Source: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport)


Government cash to connect remote rural businesses

1 March 2019

Businesses set in Suffolk’s most rural backwaters are set to get superfast broadband access thanks a £1.725m government windfall. (Source: EADT)


Plan to increase full fibre broadband cover

7 March 2019

Cambridgeshire County Council has set an “ambitious new target” to achieve over 30% coverage of Gigabit speed full fibre coverage. (Source: ISP Review)


BT advert banned over broadband speed claims

27 February 2019

BT has been ordered not to run an ad which claimed that its broadband package featured the “UK’s most powerful wifi”. (Source: The Independent)


Rural broadband firm doubles workforce

5 March 2019

A broadband company which connects rural and hard to reach communities has expanded its workforce and moved to new premises. (Source: Worcester News)


TalkTalk partnership to offer adaptive WiFi kit

12 February 2019

TalkTalk has teamed up with Plume to offer broadband customers a new cloud-coordinated WiFi which it claims could improve the signal’s coverage, stability and speed. (Source: ISP Review)


Tax relief for internet firms to install fibre

24 March 2019

Internet companies will get 100% rates relief from the Scottish Government to install fibre broadband across Scotland. (Source: News & Star)


From worst broadband in UK to the best

20 March 2019

A broadband provider claims it has transformed a static mobile homes site on the edge of Cheltenham from having the worst broadband in the UK to the best. (Source: Gloucestershire Live)


Broadband provider launches £3m crowdfunding initiative

1 March 2019

Rural community broadband organisation B4RN – which provides some of the fastest internet speeds in the world – has launched a £3m crowdfunding initiative. (Lancaster Guardian)


Gigabit broadband voucher scheme boost for Wales

22 March 2019

The UK’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is to be given a boost thanks to a new partnership between the Welsh and UK Governments. (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport)


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