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Archive for February, 2012


Broadband Blackspots in UK

According to a recent article in ZNet, one in 10 British neighbourhoods gets broadband speeds below three megabits per second, despite the UK’s push for super-fast connections. This was the outcome of a survey recently concluded by uSwitch.com. The survey, based on 1.68 million broadband speed tests conducted by business and residential broadband users, looked […]

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Ofcom Tells BT Openreach to Cut Wholesale Prices

I came across this BBC News Technology article recently and thought “what good news”, and timely. It will be if  BT do as it is told. BT Group will have to cut the prices it charges internet providers and others who sell on services using its lines, Ofcom says. The telecoms regulator wants the cost […]

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Third of UK postcodes’ have slow broadband speeds

Average Speeds A third of homes in the UK have broadband speeds well below the national average, according to research from price comparison site uSwitch. While half of addresses get broadband speeds of 6.7Mbps or above, a third struggle to get speeds above 5Mbps, 1.7m speed tests found. The East Sussex village of Winchelsea was […]

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Superfast broadband to be investigated by House of Lords

The House of Lords will investigate the UK’s aim of introducing superfast broadband to more areas of the country. It is expected that the House of Lords Communications Committee’s action will assess the government’s proposals to have the best broadband network in Europe by 2015, in order to highlight any possible areas of improvement. The […]

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Arrival of Superfast Broadband to Madingley Exchange!

Superfast broadband coming to our homes is edging ever closer, and infact could be a reality for some shortly.  Last week, the Race to Infinity organisers Porter Novelli (PN) sent an email to give an update on the progress of the broadband rollout to our communities. Dates for First Orders for Superfast Broadband announced The […]

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Superfast Broadband coming soon to a PC near you!

BT gave an update on the progress of the broadband rollout to the communites served by Madingley exchange at a meeting in December 2011. A potted update was posted on a thread on the facebook page at the time. Unfortunately, due to technical issues, it was not possible to put that broadband rollout update here […]

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