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Newsletter, May 2021

May 10, 2021 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from Connecting Shropshire on the following topics: Re-launch of the Broadband Voucher Scheme Government’s UK Gigabit Voucher Scheme can help rural communities to get access to a gigabit-capable broadband connection. Broadband coverage map updated Connecting Shropshire has updated its current … Continue reading »

Open Market Review launched

March 25, 2021 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Building Digital UK (BDUK) have today launched the Open Market Review (OMR) inviting broadband infrastructure suppliers to provide information about their current/planned coverage in Shropshire. BDUK will use OMR responses to inform the size and scale of the intervention areas … Continue reading »

Project Gigabit – Phase 1 delivery plan revealed

March 22, 2021 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is pleased to hear that the county is included in Phase 1b of the government’s Project Gigabit announcement. Since 2013, Shropshire Council’s Connecting Shropshire broadband programme has worked alongside Building Digital UK (BDUK) to provide improved broadband connectivity across the … Continue reading »

Newsletter, November 2020

November 9, 2020 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from Connecting Shropshire on the following topics: Superfast broadband coverage 94% of premises now have access to a superfast broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30mbps Additional funding to support business Eligible businesses could each qualify for a … Continue reading »

Broadband vouchers available for rural premises

October 12, 2020 / 2 comments / Permalink

The Government’s UK Gigabit Voucher Scheme can help rural communities to get access to a gigabit-capable broadband connection. Thanks to a top-up from Shropshire Council, the maximum funding per voucher is £7,000 for business premises and £4,000 for homes. To find out … Continue reading »

Newsletter, September 2020

September 17, 2020 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from Connecting Shropshire on the following topics: Top-up Voucher Scheme Shropshire Council has made up to £1 million of additional funding available to ‘top-up’ the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council adds £1 million to rural broadband scheme

September 14, 2020 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Extra funding to help rural premises benefit from up to £7,000 for a faster broadband connection is now available in Shropshire. Shropshire Council has made up to £1 million of additional funding available to ‘top-up’ the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, … Continue reading »

Newsletter, August 2020

September 1, 2020 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from Connecting Shropshire on the following topics: Market Intelligence Review update Airband Case Study: FoxTrax in Marchamley Full Fibre Case Study: Designers Collective in Shrewsbury To view, please click here

Newsletter, April 2020

April 20, 2020 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from Connecting Shropshire on the following topics: What speed do I need? What speed should I be getting from my broadband provider? Launch of Ofcom’s Broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) To view, please click on the following link: 20200420 Connecting Shropshire broadband … Continue reading »

Broadband USO

March 20, 2020 / Leave a comment / Permalink

From 20 March 2020, Ofcom’s Broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) provides people with the right to request a decent and affordable broadband service. The USO was introduced by the Government in the 2017 Digital Economy Bill. This service is defined … Continue reading »

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