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News Archive - August 2011

Previous news from our archive for August 2011.
BT eyeing Staffordshire broadband funding
Wednesday, August 31st 2011
The telecoms giant is aiming to secure some of the £7.44 million of broadband funding awarded to Staffordshire. BT's regional director for the West Midlands has argued the case for the telecoms giant being awarded public money to improve broadband connectivity in Staffordshire.The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has awarded £7.44 million to the county, with the money set to be spent on bringing fast ...
Tuesday, August 30th 2011
The county council is aiming to enlist a group of local broadband champions. Herefordshire Council is looking to recruit volunteers to become local broadband champions and help ...
Tuesday, August 30th 2011
The carrier will make free dongles and internet access available to 11 villages across the country. Network operator 3 Mobile has announced plans to offer free mobile broadband access to rural communi...
Friday, August 26th 2011
Virgin Media has underlined the need for an improved mobile broadband network to cope with rising traffic levels. Virgin Media has highlighted the need for greater investment in improving the UK's mobile broadb...
Friday, August 26th 2011
The government is abandoning plans to block access to social media during civil unrest following a discussion with the industry. The government is moving away from plans to block the use of social media websites during periods of...
Thursday, August 25th 2011
A new BBC survey has shown that many areas of the UK are still receiving unreliable mobile broadband connections. Numerous locations across the UK are still failing to receive reliable mobile broadband signals, acc...
Thursday, August 25th 2011
Properties in Northampton's Castle Ashby have been left without broadband after a third cable theft incident in a fortnight. Broadband users in the Northampton area have seen their services disrupted by a series of cable thef...
Wednesday, August 24th 2011
The government is to consider new filters to block broadband access to adult materials as part of a new child protection review. The government is to consider new online policing plans that would allow broadband service providers...
Wednesday, August 24th 2011
Northumberland authorities have suggested that the money allocated for internet improvements by Broadband UK will not meet the area's needs. Authorities in Northumberland have expressed disappointment at what they believe is an insufficient ...
Tuesday, August 23rd 2011
Stolen cables used to supply broadband services have been recovered by Virgin Media and BT Openreach in Bolton. A large amount of fibre optic and copper cabling has been reclaimed by internet service providers (I...
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