FCC proposes emergency broadband subsidies
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FCC proposes emergency broadband subsidies

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program would expand existing subsidies for pandemic-stricken households
23 Feb 2021
Virgin Media creates 400 jobs ahead of network expansion
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Careers & training

Virgin Media creates 400 jobs ahead of network expansion

The new roles range from network engineering and data analysis to finance and marketing
11 Feb 2021
President Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chief
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Policy & legislation

President Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chief

Communications lawyer is a long-time advocate for equitable broadband
22 Jan 2021
BT faces £600m class-action lawsuit for 'overcharging'
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BT faces £600m class-action lawsuit for 'overcharging'

The telecoms giant is accused of failing to compensate customers who were overcharged for landlines between 2009 and 2017
18 Jan 2021
UK ranked 67th cheapest in the world for broadband
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UK ranked 67th cheapest in the world for broadband

A survey found that the UK has an average monthly broadband cost of £25.97
16 Dec 2020
SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America
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SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America

FCC awards the funding as part of $9.2 billion broadband war chest
8 Dec 2020
Broadband backup isn’t fit for business
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Broadband backup isn’t fit for business

Domestic web connections aren’t built for a nation of homeworkers
21 Nov 2020
Community Fibre launches fastest home broadband plan in London
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Community Fibre launches fastest home broadband plan in London

At £99 per month, the 3 Gigafast broadband plan is considerably more expensive than Community Fibre’s other plans
5 Nov 2020
UK broadband speeds now among slowest in Europe
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UK broadband speeds now among slowest in Europe

The UK is ranked 47th in the world globally, behind most European countries
2 Sep 2020
UK gov releases 5G guidance to fuel post-pandemic recovery
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UK gov releases 5G guidance to fuel post-pandemic recovery

The guide asks local councils to facilitate connectivity access and ‘tackle misinformation about 5G safety’
27 Aug 2020
Community Fibre injects £400m into London full-fibre expansion
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Community Fibre injects £400m into London full-fibre expansion

The firm plans to extend its network to a million premises by 2023, doubling its previous target of 500,000
30 Jul 2020
The Keep Americans Connected Pledge has officially expired
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The Keep Americans Connected Pledge has officially expired

Pai encourages lawmakers to consider The Broadband Connectivity and Digital Equity Framework
2 Jul 2020
FCC awarding $16B to address rural broadband gap
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FCC awarding $16B to address rural broadband gap

“Digital opportunity delayed is digital opportunity denied,” says FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
10 Jun 2020
Is your broadband coronavirus-ready?
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Is your broadband coronavirus-ready?

It’s not a stockpile of toilet rolls that you should be investing in to survive lockdown in comfort
29 Apr 2020
Telcos offer support amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Telcos offer support amid COVID-19 pandemic

These companies will keep you connected during the COVID-19 outbreak
17 Mar 2020
What is bandwidth?
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What is bandwidth?

We look at how bandwidth works, and why your internet connection sometimes slows to a crawl...
27 Feb 2020
Openreach expands full-fibre rollout to cover 250,000 rural premises
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Openreach expands full-fibre rollout to cover 250,000 rural premises

The national infrastructure provider has worked on tackling network installation in ‘challenging’ rural locations
28 Jan 2020
CityFibre buys TalkTalk's fibre network for £200m
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CityFibre buys TalkTalk's fibre network for £200m

The acquisition will help CityFibre meet new goal of eight million homes covered by full fibre by 2025
22 Jan 2020
Openreach offers free full-fibre installation for thousands of homes
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Openreach offers free full-fibre installation for thousands of homes

Around 13,000 more newbuilds per year could benefit from the cost-free installation of high-speed internet
14 Jan 2020
Ofcom tweaks broadband rules to "supercharge" fibre
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Ofcom tweaks broadband rules to "supercharge" fibre

Regulator wants to speed up fibre rollout while encouraging broadband competition
8 Jan 2020
Conservatives resurrect 2025 full-fibre promise in 2019 manifesto
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Conservatives resurrect 2025 full-fibre promise in 2019 manifesto

Plans were previously criticised by BT and subsequently left out of the Queen's Speech
25 Nov 2019
The IT Pro Podcast: What does Labour's broadband bonanza mean for business?
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The IT Pro Podcast: What does Labour's broadband bonanza mean for business?

We take a look at Labour's ambitious new infrastructure policy
22 Nov 2019
CBI director: Labour’s free broadband plans born of “extreme ideology"
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CBI director: Labour’s free broadband plans born of “extreme ideology"

Organisation suggests the touted Openreach nationalisation sent a chill through boardrooms in the UK and abroad
18 Nov 2019