broadband

  • Ofcom – automatic compensation for landline and broadband customers

    Landline and broadband customers who suffer slow repairs, or missed deadlines or appointments, should receive money back from their provider, without having to ask. This is the proposal put forward by Ofcom which wants providers to pay automatic compensation – either a cash payment, or a credit on a bill – when, for example: ·

    Posted at March 25, 2017 | By : | Categories : News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Ofcom – automatic compensation for landline and broadband customers
  • Digital Economy Bill underway

    The Government has introduced the Digital Economy Bill to Parliament in a move that should pave the way for the introduction of a new Broadband Universal Service Obligation – giving all homes and businesses the legal right to have a fast connection installed if they request it. The Bill should also give consumers the power to switch suppliers with ease, including ...

    Posted at July 5, 2016 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Digital Economy Bill underway
  • Superfast broadband for 95% of UK

    More homes and businesses in Wales have been reached by the nationwide rollout of superfast broadband, according to official figures which show that 482,000 properties are now covered. The rollout is delivering superfast access - internet speeds greater than 24 Mbps - to those not covered by existing commercial networks and is on track to take superfast access to 95% of the UK by 2017. More than four out of five ...

    Posted at August 12, 2015 | By : | Categories : News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Superfast broadband for 95% of UK
  • Connectivity to boost rural productivity

    Productivity could grow faster in the countryside than in urban areas in the years ahead, according to Defra. Increased connectivity, the spread of innovation, growth in knowledge-based industries and changes in working patterns are expected to help rural areas catch up with urban areas over the next decade. Drivers of growth include: Improved transport links - a £15bn investment in national roads infrastructure. This includes £2bn to dual the entire A303 and A358 to the south west and ...

    Posted at December 28, 2014 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Connectivity to boost rural productivity
  • Broadband – final 5% of most remote UK areas tackled

    A new £10 million fund is to be made available to alternative technology providers who can help superfast broadband reach Britain’s most remote communities, culture secretary, Maria Miller, announced today. Potential technologies that could be piloted under the scheme include: Using 4G mobile signal to deliver "fixed wireless" superfast broadband. Using fibre direct to premises. Taking fibre from broadband cabinets to a distribution point further down the network, increasing speeds by reducing the reliance on copper. Satellite technology. The fund will ...

    Posted at January 15, 2014 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Broadband – final 5% of most remote UK areas tackled
  • New support for small businesses

    Enterprise Minister, Matthew Hancock, has announced plans to make it easier for SMEs to grow and create jobs as follows: new broadband vouchers – 22 cities across the UK will benefit from up to £100 million of broadband vouchers worth up to £3,000 each to help more small firms boost their business by accessing faster and better broadband connectivity a fairer deal on energy – an agreement from the major energy firms to end auto-rollovers for business ...

    Posted at December 7, 2013 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on New support for small businesses
  • Rural broadband fund launched

    Businesses in England’s remotest spots could benefit from superfast internet as the third round of the £20 million Rural Community Broadband Fund opens today. The fund aims to help rural communities with limited or no internet to access superfast broadband, giving rural businesses a greater opportunity to profit and grow. Environment Minister, Richard Benyon, comments: “By getting people better connected, the Government’s £20 million broadband fund will give businesses and a boost and benefit the local economy.” The ...

    Posted at March 22, 2013 | By : | Categories : News,Rural Business,Rural Business | Comments Off on Rural broadband fund launched
  • Superfast broadband for Wales by 2015

    First Minister for Wales, Carwyn Jones, has announced a new deal with BT which aims to deliver Next Generation broadband to 96% of homes and businesses in Wales by the end of 2015. Outlining details at his monthly news conference, Mr Jones explained how the project will use public and private funds to deliver fibre broadband to parts of the country not covered by commercial plans. On completition, more than 1.3 million premises in Wales will have ...

    Posted at July 21, 2012 | By : | Categories : News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Superfast broadband for Wales by 2015