Digital News Round Up 5th January 2017

05 January 2017

Network infrastructure firm begins building massive new Northampton factory
A firm making internet products such as network cable has begun building a 43,000 sq ft new factory in Northampton's enterprise zone.

The farmer who built her own broadband
"I'm just a farmer's wife," says Christine Conder, modestly. But for 2,300 members of the rural communities of Lancashire she is also a revolutionary internet pioneer

Ofcom reveals duct and pole sharing proposals for fibre broadband
Regulator has made a number of suggestions to make it easier for broadband providers to get access to BT Openreach's ducts and poles

Virgin Media 'planning budget broadband offering'
According to City A.M., precise details of the plan remain a closely guarded secret. However, the publication has reported that Virgin Media wants to expand the coverage of its cable network at some point in 2017.

Public sector urged to join up for faster broadband
Hospitals and councils pressed to co-ordinate efforts to speed fibre-optic rollout

Brits think broadband more important than mobes, cars or savings
Broadband is more essential than owning a mobile phone, running a car or having savings, according to a survey by consumer watchdog organisation Which?

5 questions every business needs to ask before signing a new broadband contract
We share the best advice from the experts at BT to help you cut through the jargon and work out what's best for your business

10Gbps symmetrical cable broadband trials will begin next year
Symmetrical 10Gbps cable broadband trials will begin in the next year, according to CableLabs

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