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Announcing the arrival of Superfast Broadband in Madingley Exchange

Yes, you have read correctly that superfast broadband has now arrived at Madingley Exchange. I would imagine that the next questions would be when did it hapen?  which village? which streets? what speed?   I was just getting started for the day when I checked my email and scanning through the list found one from […]

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Faster Broadband Is Taking Its Time

Earlier today, the Madingley Exchange Race To Infinity Team received an update from BT, to inform us of the progress of the rollout of the fibre network for super fast broad band (SFBB). The statement reads, “Thank you for forwarding the comments from your campaign team, I understand their frustration and I am happy to […]

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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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BT Openreach confirms Madingley Exchange in next rollout phase for superfast broadband

BT Openreach yesterday revealed the names of a further 156 locations in the country which will benefit from its next phase of roll-out of super-fast fibre broadband services, and it includes Madingley Exchange. Several of the exchanges in the list will be fibre-enabled by the end of 2011, whilst the remainder are expected to be […]

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Win £5000 worth of IT Equipment for Madingley Exchange communities

A few weeks ago, Madingley Exchange was crowned a winner of BT’s Race to Infinity, giving access to superfast broadband by early 2012. The next step is for BT Openreach to complete a survey to assess and plan the fibre deployment.  Congratulations go to MadX Campaign Team, led by Tumi Hawkins for their great campaign […]

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Race to Infinity – BT notices Madingley’s progress

BT Marketing Manager has noticed that Madingley exchange is doing very well in the race to infinity. He confirmed this in an interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on Thursday 18 November 2010.

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The Race to Infinity – Madingley Exchange in strong position

Reflecting on events of the past 4 weeks, it is very good to see that Madingley Exchange is in a strong position to be one of the five exchanges to win the Race to Infinity. The League Table now shows Madingley Exchange as offcially in 5th place, which is good. Now that we are in […]

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Race to Infinity warming up for Madingley Exchange

. We now have 488 votes or 22.89% of what we need.  Which puts us in 5th place in the race to infinity league table. The Race to Infinity for Madingley Exchange getting geared up. Thank you to all those that have voted. And thank you especially to all our volunteers who are doing a […]

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BT launches Race to Infinity

Over the next five years BT is rolling out superfast fibre optic broadband across the UK, called BT Infinity. It has a defined rollout plan, but not all communities or exchanges will benefit from that plan. On October 4, 2010 BT  launched a nationwide survey to see how much potential demand there is for fibre […]

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