Is White Space the Answer to Rural Broadband?

July 8th, 2011

Communications regulator Ofcom has revealed that it is considering using the airwaves vacated by FM to provide rural broadband services…

Read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8623701/FM-radio-switchover-offers-rural-broadband-hope.html

And join the debate here: http://www.ruralbroadband.com/groups/in-the-news-17546/

Latest round of Government funding announced…

May 29th, 2011

The government has allocated the next batch of its rural broadband budget to Wiltshire, Norfolk, Devon and Somerset. The areas will receive £50m of a total of £530m to be dstributed between now and 2015 – Congratulations to those Counties on their success – but what will Devon and Somerset do with £30m, Norfolk with £15m and Wiltshire with £4m… oh.. and what happened to the other £1m? 🙂

Is the future of Rural Broadband 4G?

May 29th, 2011

BT trial 4G in Newquay, Cornwall in September… this article from Matt Warman of the Telegraph outlines the advantages… and the pitfalls of contention and reach of 4G solutions.

Read more:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8542772/Sending-a-better-mobile-signal-to-rural-Britain.html

Latest Round of BDUK Funding Announced today!

January 5th, 2011

The government has allocated the next batch of its rural broadband budget to Wiltshire, Norfolk, Devon and Somerset. The areas will receive £50m of a total of £530m to be dstributed between now and 2015 – Congratulations to those Counties on their success – we look forward to working with you !

Read more: http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2074214/batch-rural-broadband-funding-allocated#ixzz1NXMzcDS3

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