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DCMS: easier overhead cables to boost superfast broadband

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 13:38

DCMS has published revised proposals to make it easier to install telegraph poles and overhead cables, in order to boost the business case for deployment of “superfast” networks. DCMS believes...

Ofcom Strategy Director suggests raising broadband goal

Posted by malcolm on Monday, January 14th, 2013 at 15:48

Ofcom’s Strategy Director, Steve Unger, has suggested revising the UK’s ‘Universal Service Commitment’ goal from 2Mbps to 8-10Mbps. In 2009, the Digital Britain report set out a ‘Universal Service...

Ofcom publishes revised Initial Obligations Code

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 at 9:59

Ofcom has published a revised version of the Digital Economy Act’s Initial Obligations Code, which provides a regime by which ISPs are required to issue “Notices of Infringement” to their customers...

Autumn Statement money for city broadband is £100m

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 10:14

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a new £100m fund to support super-fast broadband roll-out in up to ten “super-connected cities”. The lucky cities will be the capitals - London,...

BT, TalkTalk win leave to appeal Digital Economy Act

Posted by malcolm on Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 14:05

BT and TalkTalk were today granted leave to appeal their judicial review case against the Digital Economy Act. Leave to appeal was granted on most of the issues the ISPs were contesting, the...

Next steps implementing the Digital Economy Act

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 at 10:30

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has made a brief announcement of its plans to press on with implementing the “Initial Obligations” in the Digital Economy Act, ss3-16. These...

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