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Culture secretary urges mobile operators to ditch differences ahead of 4G auction

Secretary of state for culture media and sport Jeremy Hunt
Hunt also criticised the time it takes to establish prices for access to BT’s ducts and poles
15 Sep 2011

CBI and KPMG give UK's digital infrastructure thumbs up

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However road, rail, waste and energy all need investment for the future
12 Sep 2011

BT broadband rollout is too patchy, says IT chief

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IT manager for development company Berkeley Group Holdings Doug Legge suggests parts of the UK will end up as “walled gardens”
29 Jul 2011

Lancashire County Council aims to raise £60m to support fast broadband rollout

It hopes to have a superfast network in place by 2014
26 Jul 2011

Lincolnshire councils prepare joint bid for broadband rollout

North and North-East Lincolnshire Councils aim to achieve 30Mbit/s for 100 per cent of customers
26 Jul 2011

Surrey goes for 100 per cent super-fast broadband by 2013

The County Council expects to invest up to £40m in the rollout
14 Jul 2011

ITV deploys fibre optic network to support transformation

The new network will be able to scale up to terabit capacity
07 Jul 2011

North Yorkshire council ploughs £16.4m of BDUK funding into NYnet rollout

The council was selected as a pilot region for rural broadband rollout
05 Jul 2011

BDUK not delivering on broadband promise, says lobby group

INCA criticises this week's BDUK tender, claiming it excludes small suppliers and backtracks on minimum speed pledge
01 Jul 2011

Government puts out tender for suppliers under broadband delivery framework

The contract could be worth up to £2bn
29 Jun 2011

Europe invests £20m in photonics research to accelerate broadband

Austria, Germany, Poland, the UK and Israel are contributing
28 Jun 2011

Wireless broadband subscriptions top half a billion in OECD

Fixed broadband is at its lowest growth rate
24 Jun 2011

BT trials white spaces technology for broadband

Openreach is hoping the technology can assist homes without access to broadband
14 Jun 2011

BT’s year-end profits jump 71 per cent

The telecoms company also adds over 1 million homes to its broadband network
12 May 2011

BT Openreach to cut cost of broadband infrastructure access

Reduction expected after completion of field trials
27 Apr 2011

Fujitsu to roll out fibre to five million rural homes

The IT services provider expects the network to cost between £1.2bn and £2bn
13 Apr 2011

Liverpool businesses to benefit from £1m digital infrastructure

The Technology Strategy Board will contribute £350,000 to new high-speed network
04 Apr 2011

Ofcom proposes reduction in wholesale prices for BT broadband

Businesses and consumers could benefit if savings were passed on
31 Mar 2011

First 50 customers connected to Cornish superfast broadband

Telecoms giant BT aims to make service available to 14,000 customers by end of the week
29 Mar 2011

Inquiry launched into broadband provision in Wales

Review follows concern that Wales is being left behind other parts of the UK
18 Mar 2011

Chancellor releases £50m for rural high-speed broadband

George Osborne estimates this will benefit 800,000 premises
07 Mar 2011

Scottish government announces digital strategy

Aims to get Scotland fully connected to next-generation broadband by 2020
07 Mar 2011

Scotland hopes digital revolution will add £12bn to its economy

Report suggests Scotland is being leapfrogged by other developed economies
23 Feb 2011

BT to propel N Ireland into the high-speed fibre big league

Region set to become one of the best connected areas in Europe
21 Feb 2011