by Stuart Dredge in The Guardian
ISPreview reports on efforts to commit the next Labour Government to rollout universal 1000Mbps internet to homes and 10Gbps to business hubs
1000Mbps rural broadband network funded by Rural Community Broadband Fund in PM’s constituency
Originally posted on Northmoor Broadband:
In an event celebrating both the purchase and reopening of Northmoor’s Red Lion as a community-owned pub and the activation of the new fibre to the premises broadband network, our MP, the Rt Hon David Cameron, paid us a visit and officially switched on the network.
Gigaclear’s CEO, Matthew Hare, and members of the broadband team and village residents were also joined by video link by Malcolm Corbett of the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) and Dana Pressman Tobak of Hyperoptic, another FTTP ISP focused on deployments in cities.
The project is now mainly completed, with only the relatively straightforward task of connecting the caravans at…
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This is one of the most powerful arguments I have seen for Fibre to the Home networks. Hyperfast, synchronous broadband will drive social process and make everybody’s lives better.
Fiber Networks: A Catalyst for Next-Generation Apps and Services?
On Sunday 27th April 2014, BBC Radio 5 Live ran a feature on how poor rural broadband is holding back businesses. Interesting thing about this item was it focussed partly on the need for better upload speeds, a much-neglected topic.
Here’s a video of Jacob Rees-Mogg MP talking about how Wansdyke Telcom is bringing Hyperfast Fibre-to-the-Premises broadband to his rural constituency. His remarks about how people and businesses need faster connections than those being offered by the major suppliers are particularly interesting.