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22 October 2015
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Consumer take-up of Gigaclear fibre broadband exceeds BDUK rates

Ultrafast altnet Gigaclear marks a major milestone in its network roll-out and claims a higher take-up rate for its FTTP product than BT is seeing on the Openreach FTTC network
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500255846/Consumer-take-up-of-Gigaclear-fibre-broadband-exceeds-BDUK-rates

BT and Alcatel-Lucent reach 5Gbps speeds over copper broadband

Experimental lab trials into G.fast broadband technology conducted by BT and Alcatel Lucent have reportedly yielded broadband speeds of 5Gbps.
http://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2015/10/bt_and_alcatel_lucent_reach_5gbps_speeds_over_copper_broadband/

133,000 new broadband customers at Sky in the last quarter

In the quarter up to the end of September 2015 Sky has shown impressive growth in its broadband customer numbers again adding 133,000 extra customers
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/7211-133-000-new-broadband-customers-at-sky-in-the-last-quarter.html

Virgin Media launches 200Mbps broadband

From 1 October, Virgin Media cable broadband customers across the UK will be invited to opt in to its new top-level broadband package
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-09/29/virgin-media-200mbps-broadband-price-increase

Top sport tempting consumers to pay more for broadband and TV packages

Consumers are being drawn towards ‘premium’ broadband, phone and TV packages by tempting sports packages, new research has found.
https://www.cable.co.uk/news/top-sport-tempting-consumers-to-pay-more-for-broadband-and-tv-packages-700001147/

Better broadband ‘crucial’ for farmers – commissioner

Faster broadband connections are vital if rural businesses are to prosper, European farm commissioner Phil Hogan has warned.
http://www.fwi.co.uk/news/better-broadband-crucial-for-farmers%E2%80%93commissioner.htm


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