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Cumbria County Council has begun the procurement process for their superfast broadband pilot. The procurement is to be run as an open competitive tender, with the tender notice published here.
Ofcom opened a consultation on 22 March 2011, about its assessment of future mobile competition and proposals for the award of 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum and related issues. The consultation represents an important step in the development of the telecommunications market … Continue reading
Defra announced today that a new Rural Community Broadband Fund, expected to be worth up to £20million, will be set up to help end the digital and social divide suffered by rural areas. The broadband scheme will be jointly funded … Continue reading
Bids are now invited for the second wave of BDUK funding, as announced by the Chancellor on Friday 4th March (http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/press_29_11.htm). BDUK are inviting bids from Local Authorities and Local Economic Partnerships in England. Local bodies located within the boundaries of Devolved Administrations should … Continue reading