Digital News Round Up 7th June

07 June 2016

Virgin Media promises to speed up fibre roll out

Virgin Media says it will speed up its rollout of fibre to homes and businesses across the UK. The company says that at least one quarter of premises being added to the network will get pure fibre connections.

https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/news/broadband/vrgin-media-promises-to-speed-up-fibre-rollout-01168

 

BT to trial landline- free broadband

Here's some great news if you don't use your home phone anymore - BT plans to trial broadband-only services later this year.

https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/news/broadband/bt-to-trial-landline-free-broadband-01171

 

House buyers would spend 11% more for fast broadband

Brits would happily spend 11% more for a house with ultrafast 100Mb broadband, according to a new survey from Hyperoptic - and most of us wouldn't even consider moving somewhere with speeds less than 9Mb.

https://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/news/broadband/house-buyers-would-spend-11-more-for-fast-broadband-01163

 

Manufacturers: Forget speeds, we need reliable, resilient broadband

The UK's ongoing focus on broadband speeds could distract policy makers from delivering what the country's manufacturing industry really needs, the EEF has claimed.

https://www.cable.co.uk/news/manufacturers-forget-speeds-we-need-reliable-resilient-broadband-700001562/

 

European Commision approves UK wide state aid plan

The Government has now announced that the National Broadband Scheme (NBS) which will operate as the umbrella scheme for contracts that are to be awarded between now and 2020 has had approval granted by the European Commission.

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/7433-european-commision-approves-uk-wide-state-aid-plan.html


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