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Madingley Superfast Broadband Moves closer to reality

I am pleased to report that there is very good progress being made in upgrading Madingley exchange for superfast broadband.   There are three forms of fibre technology being rolled out, Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC), Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), and Exchange Only (EO). There will be two cabinets, one in Hardwick and one […]


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 The survey, based on 1.68 million broadband speed tests conducted by business and residential broadband users, looked […]


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 […]


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 […]


Madingley Exchange collects the largest number of votes in race to infinity

The Race to Infinity hots up as the closing date draws closer.  Inspite of the inclement weather, the race team have been out and about, talking to residents and gathering votes. This has seen Madingley Exchange keep its third place on the scoreboard, behind Caxton and Blewbury, but closely followed by Innerleithen and Baschurch. Temperatures […]


The Race to Infinity – Hardwick please vote!!

A heartfelt message to all residents of Hardwick village, Cambridgehsire. Go to your computers NOW and vote in the Race to Infinity, so that we can all get faster broadband. All the residents of neighbouring villages of Caldecote, Childerley, Coton, Dry Drayton and Madingley urgently need you to do this so that we can get […]


Madingley vote share now over 20%

Good news … the vote count for Madingley Exchange has now gone over the 20% mark. That means at least 1 in 5 of eligible votes have been cast. What about the remaining 4 out of 5?


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 […]


Digital Mapping has come a long way

The BT Race to Infinity is using a really cool digital mapping format. It is sometimes slow to load, but we reckon that is due to the slow broadband speeds we have here anyway. But it does make me wonder if the suppliers of the mapping, Maps International had thought to optimise the site for […]


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