Super-duper-fast broadband to surge from Bournemouth's sewers


Bournemouth has been selected as the first UK town to get super-fast fibre network installed in its sewers. Fibre firm H20 is planning to extend its service from businesses and the Council to ordinary consumers. Work on the network will start in the next six months.

Around 88,000 homes will be given access to up to 100Mbps internet service meaning that they will be free to watch Eastenders on iPlayer all day long without fear of anyone whinging about Fair Usage policies…

UK Government to investigate path to next generation broadband

fibre_optic_cable.jpgThink your pitifully slow “nowhere near up to eight meg” broadband is a joke? You may be vaguely encouraged that the Government is starting to look at how we move Britain into truly fast, “next generation” broadband.

The Business and Competitiveness Minister, Shriti Vadera, launched the independent review on Friday. It will look at the importance of 100Mbps+ broadband to British businesses, and what the potential barriers are to achieving those kind of speeds.

“The way we will do business, access many government services, as well as information and entertainment, will change beyond recognition over our lifetime. New technologies will push the boundaries of today’s communications infrastructure,” she said. “We need to prepare the way for the UK to adopt groundbreaking new technologies to ensure that we do not get left behind – competitively or technologically.”