Digital News Round Up 1st November

01 November 2016

Number of broadband users in Northamptonshire rockets
The number of people signing up for high-speed broadband in Northamptonshire has increased in the last two years.
http://www.itv.com/news/central/story/2016-11-01/number-of-broadband-users-in-northamptonshire-rockets/

Virgin Media and Bloor Homes Push Ultrafast Broadband into New Builds

Virgin Media has unveiled a new “nationwide agreement” with property developer Bloor Homes, which will push their 300Mbps cable / FTTP broadband and TV network into over 2,000 new homes
http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2016/10/virgin-media-bloor-homes-push-ultrafast-broadband-new-builds.html

Amazon 'plans to launch broadband service in UK'

Amazon is considering the addition of broadband to its ever-growing roster of products available on its premium subscription service, according to reports.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/10/19/amazon-plans-to-launch-broadband-service-in-uk/

Autumn statement: Government urged to invest in broadband speed and adult social care in rural areas

The Rural Services Network which represents more than 250 local authorities and organisations in rural areas has urged the Government to use its forthcoming Autumn Statement to address challenges faced by rural communities
http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/autumn-statement-government-urged-to-invest-in-broadband-speed-and-adult-social-care-in-rural-areas/story-29835980-detail/story.html#JT8C88bd7JVD1QIZ.99

Business group urges government to prioritise broadband investment

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has been urged to make broadband investment a priority in his upcoming Autumn Statement.
https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/news/2016/10/business_group_urges_government_to_prioritise_broadband_investment/


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