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[BBC] UK Rural Broadband Funding Ready

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Rural areas in England and Scotland have been allocated nearly £363m to improve their broadband connections...Local authorities and residents will decide how the money should be spent.

County councils and private enterprise partnerships will be put in charge of broadband rollouts in their areas, and will be required to draw up delivery plans and find additional funding from elsewhere.

It will be up to the Scottish government how to use the money in Scotland.

Wales and Northern Ireland have already been given their share of the £530m broadband fund which was set aside from the TV licence fee.

The government hopes that by allocating money instead it will speed up the process.

It has pledged to make the UK the best place in Europe for broadband by 2015.
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This means some people will actually be able to use things like iPlayer.
Alongside the news that Virgin is rolling out 100MBps service I'm quite pleased with our lot.

Apologies if this has already been posted
Edited by Zorginator - 8/16/11 at 1:06pm
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Good news for me. Hopefully I might actually see a good download rate. I have had enough of 1.5Mbps.
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Forget the rural area, and get fiber optic around areas that doesn't have it faster! I live near Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and I don't have Optic yet in my area Very annoyed with BT
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I live in a urban area and the max. speed here is 1 Mbps down and 0.2 up for about 80 bucks.

You guys have it easy.

I'm not in the UK, of course. Or anywhere civilized, that is.
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This means some people will actually be able to use things like iPlayer.
Alongside the news that Virgin is trialling 100MBps service I'm quite pleased with our lot.

Apologies if this has already been posted
FYI: VM is not trialling 100mbps service, it's currently rolled out across the UK, it's on offer.
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Forget the rural area, and get fiber optic around areas that doesn't have it faster! I live near Cardiff, the capital of Wales, and I don't have Optic yet in my area Very annoyed with BT
It's even worse here, I live in major city, that is bigger than Cardiff, alas, I still can't get BT infinity, even worse is that I live in inner part of city!
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You beat me to posting this and I say its about time, I only get 900kb on a good day.
   
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FYI: VM is not trialling 100mbps service, it's currently rolled out across the UK, it's on offer.

It's even worse here, I live in major city, that is bigger than Cardiff, alas, I still can't get BT infinity, even worse is that I live in inner part of city!
Exactly my point right there^ I'm fed up of downloading all my films at 760KBp/s.....
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FYI: VM is not trialling 100mbps service, it's currently rolled out across the UK, it's on offer.
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Sorry, I read yesterday that they were rolling it out in select areas. Not sure why I had a private mind ****.

Am I wrong in thinking Virgin was available in every major city?
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Sorry, I read yesterday that they were rolling it out in select areas. Not sure why I had a private mind ****.

Am I wrong in thinking Virgin was available in every major city?
They are all over the country.
   
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